Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Brown

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Jocelyn Lorette Brown
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Born on November 25, 1950, North Carolina, U.S.A. She has been a versatile vocalist to this day, singing on many R&B, Disco, Pop, and House productions.

Her aunt Barbara Roy inspired Jocelyn to spread her musical wings. She began her career in the 1970s as a studio singer for many groups and artists like Musique, Inner Life, Bad Girls, The Salsoul Orchestra, Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes, Van McCoy, Dazzle, Revanche, Cerrone, Chic and Change.

In 1984, she started her solo career gaining great success with the single "Somebody Else's Guy," which reached #2 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart (#75 on the Hot 100). In 1985-87 she worked with Culture Club and toured with them. In 1990, some of her records started to be sampled by House and Rap producers. Among them: Snap! (who sampled her vocals from "Love's Gonna Get You"). Since then, her contribution to the world of dance music has been well recognized, working with countless artists of the genre, such as Todd Terry, Martha Wash, Kym Mazelle, Jamestown, Cassius, Right Said Fred, DJ BoBo and many, many others.

Contact e-mail address: jocelynbrownmusic [at] gmail [dot] com
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Jocelyn Brown Discography

Albums

VND LP 1 Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy (Album) Vinyl Dreams Records VND LP 1 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 25445-2 Jocelyn Brown One From The Heart (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25445-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
290 07 166 Jocelyn Brown & Oliver Cheatham Jocelyn Brown & Oliver Cheatham - Turn On The Hits (Album) Bellaphon 290 07 166 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
BR 140-2 Jocelyn Brown Absolutely Jocelyn Brown! (Album, Comp) BR Music BR 140-2 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
BU-1901195 Serious (12), Jocelyn Brown Serious (12), Jocelyn Brown - The Classics (Album) Avex Trax BU-1901195 Indonesia 1995 Sell This Version
CTCR-14005 Serious (12) feat. Jocelyn Brown Serious (12) feat. Jocelyn Brown - Jocelyn's Classic R&B Mastercuts(CD, Album) Cutting Edge CTCR-14005 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
CTCR-14007 Serious (12) Feat. Jocelyn Brown Serious (12) Feat. Jocelyn Brown - Jocelyn's Classic Reggae Mastercuts(CD, Album) Cutting Edge CTCR-14007 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
CDMEL 1, 7243 8 45017 2 3 Melodie MC Feat. Jocelyn Brown Melodie MC Feat. Jocelyn Brown - The Ultimate Experience (Album) Virgin, Virgin CDMEL 1, 7243 8 45017 2 3 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
290.07.227 Jocelyn Brown Live(CD, Album, Liv) Bellaphon 290.07.227 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CRCF-2014, (SCD-5472) A.K. Soul Featuring Jocelyn Brown / Sylvia Mason* A.K. Soul Featuring Jocelyn Brown / Sylvia Mason* - Free(CD, Album) Border Breakers (2), Border Breakers (2) CRCF-2014, (SCD-5472) Japan 1998 Sell This Version
NMM 544234 Ray Gaskins Band Feat. Roy Ayers & Jocelyn Brown Ray Gaskins Band Feat. Roy Ayers & Jocelyn Brown - Live From West Port Jazzfestival Hamburg(CD, Album) Henry Records NMM 544234 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PCCY-01818 Jocelyn Brown Circles(CD, Album) Pony Canyon PCCY-01818 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
DSCD001 Jocelyn Brown Unreleased(CD) Digisoul DSCD001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
KMCD2993 Jocelyn Brown True Praises(CD, Album) Kingsway Music KMCD2993 UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

POS-5011 Jocelyn Brown If I Can't Have Your Love Posse Records POS-5011 US 1981 Sell This Version
S 040 135 The Salsoul Orchestra Featuring: Jocelyn Brown The Salsoul Orchestra Featuring: Jocelyn Brown - Take Some Time Out (For Love)(7") Salsoul Records S 040 135 France 1982 Sell This Version
EZS-7510 Jocelyn Brown Picking Up Promises Easy Street Records EZS-7510 US 1984 Sell This Version
MAL 1226 Jocelyn Brown with Bad Girls Jocelyn Brown with Bad Girls - Too Through (Single) Malaco Records MAL 1226 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RHR 3374 Jocelyn Brown Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Single, Maxi) Rams Horn Records, Salsoul Records RHR 3374 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
LMD 217 Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy (Maxi, Single) Vinyl Dreams Records LMD 217 1984 Sell This Version
UR44444 Jocelyn Brown Hands Off Urban Rock Records UR44444 US 1984 Sell This Version
BRWX 14 Jocelyn Brown / Frederick "M.C. Count" Linton Jocelyn Brown / Frederick "M.C. Count" Linton - I Wish You Would (Maxi) Vinyl Dreams Records BRWX 14 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SC25 Raven (5) Featuring Jocelyn Brown Raven (5) Featuring Jocelyn Brown - So In Love Silver Cloud Records SC25 US 1984 Sell This Version
RHR 3386 Jocelyn Brown I'm Gonna Make It To The Top / It's You(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 3386 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
920 383-0 Jocelyn Brown Love's Gonna Get You (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 920 383-0 Europe 1985 Sell This Version

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Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

March 7, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
I remember very well reading a biography of Bessie Smith some time ago and there was a specific passage where it was written that her music, after all, was about "the expression of the human condition", and about the most deep, intense, human feelings.

Well, that's exactly how I would define Jocelyn Brown's songs. If we think about how many generations were touched by "Love Is Gonna Get You" acapella, how many producers sampled it, how many tunes perpetuated it...
Up to the point that, if she spent your whole life with only that single tune on her discography, she'd still be an essential singer of the history of the Dance Music of the last thirty years.

But her overpowering, inspiring voice, granted us even more. Only Jocelyn could record an old hit such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and still make it sound unique...

Inner Life's "Caught Up (In One Night Love Affair)" is another eternal anthem of the dance music culture, for everytime we listen to Brown's vocals , it makes us reason about the so-called human reality...

Perhaps that's what is so special about the ensemble of Jocelyn's artistic work, about The Power of her voice - The signature of it, the human aspect of it, the sensibility of it, the absurdity, the sensuality of it, the feeling of it, the inevitability of it...
phraze2amaze

phraze2amaze

August 25, 2002
A very famous Female vocal that is widely sampled in electronic music as well as pop music.

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