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Dennis Brown – Visions Of Dennis Brown

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Dennis Brown – Visions Of Dennis Brown

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Visions of Dennis Brown (aka. Visions) is the eighth studio album by Dennis Brown, released in 1978 by Lightning Records. Produced by Joe Gibbs, studio engineered by Errol Thompson and features veteran musicians Bobby Ellis on trumpet, Vin Gordon on trombone, Herman Marquis on alto saxophone, and Tommy McCook on tenor saxophone.

Visions was the result of Brown's second stint with producer Joe Gibbs, with whom he would experience his breakthrough international success, and allowed them both to establish a dominant position in late 1970s reggae. Blending roots reggae themes such as economic hardship, African oppression, religion, and politics, with lovers rock material ("Love Me Always”), while also including a cover of Ray Charles' "This Little Girl of Mine". – Wiki

“Following a series of early single releases for various Jamaican engineers, singer Dennis Brown entered a particularly prolific partnership with producer Joe Gibbs. The two worked together from the mid-'70s to the early '80s. Visions (1977) presents Brown as a roots-based singer with major crossover potential. The smooth, reassuring quality of his voice and his comfortable range would seem to make him the obvious choice for an American label seeking an international success story. Brown's subject matter spans the spectrum of Rasta concerns, detailing economic suffering, African oppression, deep religious conviction, and a strong political consciousness. The potency of such themes is tempered only by the inevitable lovers rock of "Love Me Always" and a take on Ray Charles' "This Little Girl of Mine.” - AllMusic

About Dennis Brown:

Dennis Emmanuel Brown (1957-1999) 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.In July 1999, a group of UK-based musicians and more than fifty vocalists working under the collective name The British Reggae All Stars (including Mafia & Fluxy, Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie, Peter Hunnigale, Louisa Mark, Nerious Joseph, and Sylvia Tella) recorded "Tribute Song", a medley of six of Brown's best-known songs, in memory of Brown.

Songs about or dedicated to Brown include "Song for Dennis Brown" by The Mountain Goats, "If This World Were Mine" by Slightly Stoopid, "Drive" by Pepper (band), and Whitney Houston's "Whitney Houston Dub Plate" on The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book album by Wyclef Jean.

On 26 April 2010, Brown was featured on NPR Morning Edition news program as one of the "50 Great Voices - The stories of awe-inspiring voices from around the world and across time". The NPR "50 Great Voices" list includes Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson and Jackie Wilson among others. - Wiki

Item description:

Artist:

Dennis Brown

Title:

Visions Of Dennis Brown

Label:

VP Records

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2014 | Original - 1978

Genre:

Reggae

Style:

Roots Reggae

Catalog No:

VPRL4185

Condition:

New