Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown

Real Name:
Abdulkadir Mohammed Ali Bux
Born in Mombasa, Kenia

He was born in Mombasa with the name Mohammed Abdulkadir Ali Bux and in the seventies, his career began when he toured through the hotel on the Kenyan coast.
First, he was less known as a singer, but he impressed the then Kenya tourists with his dance interludes. Beginning of the 80s was as he Michael Jackson "Thriller" with the appearance of almost unmistakable imitation.
Many tourists have at the time the performances in the Hotel Club captured on video and some of them found on YouTube.
After him the stage of Mombasa for Brown was too short, he first moved to Nairobi, where he Nightclub "Bonanza" (now known as Florida occurred), which now belongs to his younger brother.
But he moved quickly to Europe, where he found his new home in Stuttgart. Here, he then adopted the name of Kelly Brown, as a tribute to his idol James Brown. He toured the various clubs. However, he was aware of his African roots and always represented his nation abroad.
In 1973 he returned to Kenya and released the singles "Something is Wrong" (originally by Sam & Dave) and a cover of "Funky Stuff" (Kool & The Gang).
After a few guest appearances in hotels, radio and television, he found that the Kenyans want to 'fake' cover versions no longer and would rather preferred their own original music. He adapted and published on the local, patriotic songs such as "Asante ya Punda" and "Kenya Yetu Nchi" followed by the title "Higher" which in no time was a hit internationally. So he always commuted between Stuttgart and Nairobi, and each time he returned to his home, he devoted himself to his countrymen, who were not so fortunate and less well-off and gave charity performances. Its probably the greatest dream for a mega Kenya tour and a film-rotation remained unfulfilled. It was after he was missing about six weeks, in his Stuttgart apartment found dismembered. That was on the 3rd February 1989.
The death was never solved, but it was suspected that it was a revenge murder was because he once created with a Kenyan tycoon should have.
His final published major hit to "Cannot get Enough" to have been, but with hitherto were not assignable to literature, and no commercially available specimens found.
But the top hits like "Higher," "Sexy Lady" and especially "Only You Can", which strongly MODERN TALKING recalls, traded today as rare specimens.
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Kelly Brown Discography


Kelly Brown I Want You (Album) CBS Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-45 947 Kelly Brown Higher(LP, Album) Aladin 1C 064-45 947 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
F 668.735 Kelly Brown African Way(LP, Album, Promo) CBS F 668.735 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Not On Label Kelly Brown African Disco(LP, TP, Album) Not On Label Not On Label Germany 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Kelly Brown Higher (Single, Maxi) Aladin, EMI Electrola Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Kelly Brown Only You Can (Maxi, Single) Koch Records International, Koch Records International France 1985 Sell This Version
Kelly Brown Sexy Lady (Single) Koch International Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
KB 001 Kelly Brown Hustle Down / Boogie Down(7") Kelly Brown KB 001 Kenya Unknown Sell This Version
16 371 AT Kelly Brown Bring It On Home(7", Single) Jupiter Records 16 371 AT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
KB 0010 Kelly Brown You Were Telling Me / Do The Boogie(7") Kelly Brown KB 0010 Unknown Sell This Version
F 668.663, 2683-R Kelly* Waited So Long(12", Maxi) APM, APM F 668.663, 2683-R Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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