Tom Brock (singer)

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Tom Brock
Birth name Tom James Brocker
Born (1942-08-25)August 25, 1942
Austin, Texas, USA
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Died May 25, 2002(2002-05-25) (aged 59)
Richmond, California, USA [1]
Genres Soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Labels 20th Century
Associated acts Barry White

Tom Brock (born August 25, 1942 – May 25, 2002 Tom James Brocker[1]) was an American soul singer, born in Austin Texas. Brock worked with Barry White on the 20th Century Records label in the 1970s.[2] He wrote songs for Gloria Scott's 1974 album What Am I Gonna Do?, including "A Case Of Too Much Love Makin".[2] That same year he also released his one and only album, I Love You More And More, which included a highly popular title track.[3] The album was produced by White and Gene Page.[3] The song "There's Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You" was later sampled by producer Just Blaze for the single "Girls, Girls, Girls" on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint.[4] This led to renewed interest in Brock, and in 2003 the album was re-released on CD.[5]

He died of natural causes on May 25, 2002, in his home in Richmond, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.obits/36687/mb.ashx
  2. ^ a b "tom brock". Soulwalking.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Tom Brock". Dusty Groove. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  4. ^ "Tom Brock I Love You More & More CD - Import". CD Universe. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  5. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "I Love You More and More: Tom Brock". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-27. [dead link]