01 Feb Dennis Brown
Dennis Emmanuel Brown (1 February 1957 – 1 July 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer. During his prolific career, which began in the late 1960s when he was aged eleven, he recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of lovers rock, a subgenre of reggae. Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer, dubbing him “The Crown Prince of Reggae”, and Brown would prove influential on future generations of reggae singers.
Dennis Brown was an inspiration and influence for many reggae singers from the late 1970s through to the 2000s, including Barrington Levy, Junior Reid, Frankie Paul, Luciano, Bushman, and Richie Stephens.
Brown’s 1994 album Light My Fire was nominated for a Grammy Award, as was the last album recorded by Brown, Let Me Be the One (in 2001).
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Dennis Brown B. Day Selections
Label: VP Records
Release Date: January 30, 2015
February 1, 2015 marks 58 years since the birth of Dennis Emanuel Brown one of the greatest
voices in popular music to emerge in the 20th Century*. In the sixteen years since his passing,
the enduring legacy of Dennis Brown’s music and contribution to reggae culture is holding firm.
VP Records pays tribute to the ‘Crown Prince of Reggae’ with a selection of classic hits for
download. These can be included in your regular playlists or grouped for a D. Brown feature in
upcoming shows. Thanks for your support of real reggae music.
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