We Remember Dennis Brown
Earlier this month VP records announced that they will be releasing a tribute album to “The Crown Prince of Reggae”, Dennis Brown entitled We Remember Dennis Brown. Mark you calendars for the late Spring 2016 as this is an album not to be missed. The album will be a series of singles from current artists such as Romain Virgo, Raging Fyah, Jah9, The Green, Marsha Ambrosius and many more.
VP Records are releasing the singles form this double-disc tribute album. You can find the links to Romain Virgo, Raging Fyah and Jah9 below. Make sure you check back to our site and join our mailing list to get the future updates as they are released.
For those of you that may be new to the reggae scene, February 1st, marked Dennis Brown's 59th birthday. Too often we engage the new singles, but reggae always pays tribute to those that paved the way and built the genre. Hailed by NPR Morning Edition as one of the 50 great voices of all time and by Bob Marley as one of the best reggae singers in the world - the revered Jamaican icon began his recording career at the tender age of 11 and has more than 75 albums to date. Even though he passed away at the early age of 42, his music and legacy lives on.
In addition to the tracks above, We Remember Dennis Brown will feature an array of singers from Brown's native country and across the globe who he influenced. Jamaica's latest crop of stars (including Jah Cure, Gyptian, Chronixx and Jesse Royal) as well as the island's icons who worked with Brown (like reggae vocalists Bushman and Freddie McGregor) all offer their contributions. Freddie's son Chino McGregor and Christopher Ellis, the talented UK-based singer and offspring of Alton Ellis (another one of Brown's musical mentors and confidants), both deliver powerful renditions of Brown's classics. New Zealand rockers also create a breezy rendition of "If I Had The World."
The worldly collection proves that his universal sound transcends all boundaries of time, race and creed. Each artist adds their own original flair to Brown's profound soul-stirring sound - touching the hearts of new and old fans alike on this unique multi-disc collection. We Remember Dennis Brown will include deluxe packaging as well as extensive liner notes on the belated legend.