Young Reggae Artists Pay Homage To The Crown Prince
This February 1st marks what would have been the 59th birthday of the late great Dennis Emmanuel Brown, better known as the Crown Prince of Reggae. Having made his mark at Sir Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One as a child performer, D. Brown would go on to blaze a trail of soulful roots reggae, taking his sound to the top of the British charts in 1972 with “Money in My Pocket.” The singer recorded crucial cuts for many of Jamaica’s greatest producers including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Niney the Observer, Joe Gibbs, King Jammy’$, and Sly & Robbie. He passed away in 1999 but his music continues to play all around the world, with timeless lyrics like “Love and hate can never be friends” becoming immortalized in the popular vernacular. In 2016 V.P. Records has announced that they will be releasing a 2-CD tribute album entitled We Remember Dennis Brown. In the same spirit as We Remember Gregory Isaacs, the album will feature newer artists covering classic and rare cuts by the master. The first four songs in the double-CD set have been revealed. Lineup & Video After The Jump…
Neil Diamond of V.P. Records has exclusively revealed a few early highlights of the album’s lineup, adding that additional songs were still being recorded in Jamaica as of press time.
Romain Virgo “Caress Me Girl” (releasing Feb. 5)
Raging Fire “Milk and Honey”
Jah9 “Bloody City”
The Green “Promised Land”
R&B star Marsha Ambrosius, formerly of Floetry also recorded a song for the collection, which is due to be released on V.P. Records in April of this year.
Dennis Brown “Caress Me Girl”
Dennis Brown “Milk and Honey”
Dennis Brown “Bloody City”
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas “Land of Promise”
Reasoning with the Crown Prince
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