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TOM BROWNE was born on 30 November, 1958. TOM BROWNE released Eleven albums from 1972 till 1999. The first album TOM BROWNE released in the seventies is 'No Longer I' on MALACO Records. Other albums that TOM BROWNE recorded are 'Rockin' Radio', 'Tommy Gun', 'The Best Of Tom Browne', 'Yours Truly'. Twenty seven albums of TOM BROWNE reached the billboard Jazz Albums chart. The highest charted album was 'Love Approach' from 1980. This album debuted in 1980 on the Jazz Albums chart and reached number 1 and lasts 0 weeks on this chart. Other charted albums are `Love Approach' #1 (Black Albums) and `Browne Sugar' #14 (Pop Albums) and `Rockin Radio' #14 (The Billboard 200) and `Love Approach' #18 (Pop Albums) and `Magic' #2 (Jazz Albums) and `Yours Truly' #20 (Black Albums) and `Tommy Gun' #22 (Top Jazz Albums) and `Rockin Radio' #24 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Rockin' Radio' #24 (Black Albums) and `Magic' #37 (Pop Albums) and `Tommy Gun' #49 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Magic' #5 (Black Albums) and `Browne Sugar' #50 (Black Albums) and `Yours Truly' #6 (Jazz Albums) From 1980 till 1985 TOM BROWNE released also fourteen singles. The first single TOM BROWNE released in the eighties is 'Funkin' For Jamaica' on ARISTA Records. Other released tracks are 'Cruisin (1983 / ARISTA)', 'Loop (1985 / ARISTA)', 'Rockin' Radio (1983 / ARISTA)'.

Tom brown is born in queens New York. At younger age he played the piano. His jazz collection inspired him to play the trumpet. Later he played on gigs with Weldon Irvine and Lonnie Liston Smith. In 1979 he recorded his solo album on the GRP label.

Brown liked to work for the GRP label because he could go to the studio and have trial-and-error sessions when he like. It was a relaxed environment at GRP with owners Dave Crusin and Larry Rosen.

His second album Love Approach with the Billboard number one hit 'Funkin' for Jamaica' was also recorded on the GRP label.

For GRP he recorded two more albums in 1981 'Yours Truly' and 'Magic'. In 1983 he switched to Arista and recorded Rockin' Radio. One year later the album Tommy Gun was released with producer Maurice Starr.

In 1984 he also recorded the album Ice for the group Fuse One. He blown his horn on the track Goree Island from Roy Ayers his album 'in the dark'


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