Tom Browne

Real Name:
Thomas Fredrick Browne
Profile:
American soul/jazz/jazz-funk, singer, songwriter, trumpeter, and recording artist.

Born: 30 October 1954 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA.

As a student of New York's High School Of Music And Art, Browne became a regular on the New York jazz scene.

In 1978, after he played a NY uptown club affiliated with George Benson, he was offered several solo recording contracts and ultimately signed with GRP (then distributed by Arista).

Browne played with Sonny Fortune, Lonnie Smith, and recorded eleven solo albums between 1979 and 2010.

His most well known track, taken from his second solo album "Love Approach" (1980), is the single "Funkin' For Jamaica" [long version] (1980). Remaining a firm favorite amongst dance DJs globally, it is a memoir of the Jamaica neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens where Browne was born and raised.
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Albums

GRP 5003 Browne Sugar — Tom Browne Tom Browne Browne Sugar (Album) Arista GRP GRP 5003 US 1979 Sell This Version
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GRP 5502 Love Approach — Tom Browne Tom Browne Love Approach (Album) Arista GRP, Arista GRP 5502 US 1980 Sell This Version
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GRP 5507 Yours Truly — Tom Browne Tom Browne Yours Truly (Album) Arista GRP GRP 5507 US 1981 Sell This Version
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203 266, 5503 Magic — Tom Browne Tom Browne Magic (Album) Arista GRP 203 266, 5503 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
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SE 84-13 Special Edition With Sid McCoy — Tom Browne Tom Browne Special Edition With Sid McCoy(LP, Transcription) Westwood One SE 84-13 US 1982 Sell This Version
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AL 8-8107 Rockin' Radio — Tom Browne Tom Browne Rockin' Radio (Album) Arista, Arista AL 8-8107 Barbados 1983 Sell This Version
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ASTC 166 Tommy Gun — Tom Browne Tom Browne Tommy Gun (Album) Arista ASTC 166 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
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MJC1500 No Longer I — Tom Browne Tom Browne No Longer I (Album) Malaco Jazz, Malaco Jazz MJC1500 US 1988 Sell This Version
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HIBD 8002 Mo' Jamaica Funk — Tom Browne Tom Browne Mo' Jamaica Funk (Album) Hip Bop Records, Hip Bop Records HIBD 8002 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
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OMCZ - 10 Another Shade Of Browne — Tom Browne Tom Browne Another Shade Of Browne (Album) Hip Bop Essence OMCZ - 10 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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HIBD 8020 R'N'Browne — Tom Browne Tom Browne R'N'Browne (Album) Hip Bop Records HIBD 8020 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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PCCY-30170, CHEETAH 0008 S' Up — Tom Browne Tom Browne S' Up (Album) Cheetah, Cheetah PCCY-30170, CHEETAH 0008 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

GS 2502 I Never Was A Cowboy / The Closer I Get To You — Tom Browne Tom Browne I Never Was A Cowboy / The Closer I Get To You (Single) ARISTA GRP GS 2502 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
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ARIST 12297 What's Going On / Throw Down — Tom Browne Tom Browne What's Going On / Throw Down (Single) ARISTA GRP ARIST 12297 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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GS 2501 Brother, Brother — Tom Browne Tom Browne Brother, Brother(7", Mono, Promo) ARISTA GRP GS 2501 US 1979 Sell This Version
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ARIST 12 387 Magic — Tom Browne Tom Browne Magic (Single) ARISTA GRP ARIST 12 387 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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102.615 Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move) / Dreams Of Lovin' You — Tom Browne Tom Browne Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move) / Dreams Of Lovin' You (Single) Arista GRP 102.615 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
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GS 2506 Funkin' For Jamaica — Tom Browne Tom Browne Funkin' For Jamaica (Single) Arista GRP GS 2506 US 1980 Sell This Version
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ARIST 12357 Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.) (Long Version) — Tom Browne Tom Browne Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.) (Long Version) (Maxi, Single) Arista ARIST 12357 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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SNP-105 Tom Browne / Hiroshima (3) Tom Browne / Hiroshima (3) - Funkin' For Jamaica NY / Cruisin' J-Town(12", Promo) Arista SNP-105 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
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3022 Magico = Magic — Tom Browne Tom Browne Magico = Magic (Single) Arista 3022 Peru 1981 Sell This Version
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GS 2513 Let's Dance / I Know — Tom Browne Tom Browne Let's Dance / I Know (Single) ARISTA GRP GS 2513 US 1981 Sell This Version
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GP-05 Fungi Mama (Bebopafunkadiscolypso) — Tom Browne Tom Browne Fungi Mama (Bebopafunkadiscolypso) (Single) Arista GP-05 US 1981 Sell This Version
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GS 2519 Bye Gones — Tom Browne Tom Browne Bye Gones (Single) Arista GRP GS 2519 US 1982 Sell This Version
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105.832 Rockin' Radio — Tom Browne Tom Browne Rockin' Radio (Single, Maxi) Arista 105.832 1983 Sell This Version