Gerry Brown

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Gerry Brown
OriginLos Angeles, California
pop rock
Occupation(s)recording engineer
record producer

Gerry “The Gov.” Brown is a multi Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and producer based in Los Angeles credited on over 50 Platinum and Gold Records.[1][2][3][4] He has received over 15 Grammy bids, including five nominations for Alicia Keys’ “Songs In A Minor,” a Song of the Year Award for Erykah Badu’s “Love of My Life,” two nominations for Vanessa Williams' “Comfort Zone”[5] and “Sweetest Days,[6]” and three nominations for Raphael Saadiq’s “Instant Vintage”. Gerry also won a Billboard Award for producing “Love Is” by Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight.[7][8] His album credits include artists Whitney Houston, John Legend, Earth Wind & Fire, Madonna, Sting, Prince, Chuck Chilla, Madame X, Bernadette Cooper[9] "Drama According To Bernadette Cooper", Stanley Clarke, Leon Ware, The Bee Gees, Trombone Shorty, Brandy, Joss Stone, TLC, Brian McKnight, Phil Collins, Kelis, George Clinton, Nappy Roots, Anastacia, Jill Scott, Buddy Guy, Jaguar Wright, Warren G, The Roots, Cameo, Common, The Bangles, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter, Roy Ayers, The Gap Band, Usher, Mary J Blige, Monica, Miguel, Letta Mbulu, Ledisi,[10] Jonathan Butler,[11] Mariah Carey, Victor Wooten, Babyface, Andra Day, Natasha Agrama, and Eddie Murphy.


In 1977, Gerry began his professional career in the tape library at ABC Recording Studios, where he was promoted to a full-time second engineer. There he worked alongside engineers including Roger Nichols, Al Schmitt, Barnie Perkins, and Reggie Dozier. Gerry went on to work on staff at Lionshare, Total Experience, Chick Corea’s Mad Hatters studios as a lead engineer, and became independent in 1982.

In 1988, Gerry met Ed Eckstein, then president of Wing Records, when Ed called for a mix of Ron Isley and Angela Winbush's “Lay Your Troubles Down”. The single landed in the Billboard R&B Top 10. Over the next 7 years, Gerry became a close friend, advisor, producer, and first call for Ed. When Ed became co-President of PolyGram in 1992, Gerry followed him to New York City to collect work as Polygram’s “designated hitter”. Though he enjoyed great success during this period, including work on the film Jason's Lyric, various other soundtracks, and a string of hits, he missed his roots and friends and returned to LA in 1996. Gerry Brown has built a strong independent career as a high demand engineer and producer. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he continues to add to his list of credits. He has recently completed albums for John Legend, Leon Ware, and Stanley Clarke.

Selected credits[edit]


Year Album Name Artist Credit
2018 Rainbow For Two Leon Ware Mix Engineer, Executive Producer
2018 A Legendary Christmas John Legend Chief Mix Engineer
2018 Christmas Songs (TBR) Leon Ware Recording, Mixing
2019 ProFreshinal (TBR) Chuck Chilla Mixing, Chief Engineer
2018 The Message The Stanley Clarke Band Mixing, Chief Engineer
2015 TBR Eddie Murphy Mix Engineer
2015 Cheers to the Fall Andra Day Recording, Chief Engineer
2015 TBR Raphael Saadiq Mix Engineer, Recording
2015 The Heart of Infinite Change Natasha Agrama Mix Engineer
2014 Upcoming Album Leon Ware Recording, Mixing
2014 Up Stanley Clarke Mix Engineer
2013 Say That To Say This Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews Engineer
2013 Sun Mario Biondi Engineer
2011 Gentle Warrior Lloyd Gregory Engineer, Mixing Engineer
2011 Somos Kennard Ramsey Additional Production, Engineer Mixing
2011 Stone Rollin Raphael Saadiq Engineer
2011 The Essentials Whitney Houston Engineer
2010 The Stanley Clarke Band The Stanley Clarke Band Engineer, Producer
2010 Catholic Teen Classics, Vol 1 Monica Joy Arranger
2009 Havana Jam 2 Fania All-Stars Drums
2009 Havana Jam Fania All-Stars Drums
2009 Turn Me Loose Ledisi Mixing
2009 Color Me Free! Joss Stone Engineer
2008 Crazy,Sexy,Cool TLC Mixing
2008 Heavy Rotation Anastacia Engineer
2008 Thunder Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller,Victor Wooten Engineer, Mixing
2008 Here, My Dear [Expanded Edition] Marvin Gaye Engineer, Mixing, Producer
2008 Melodies of Life Jessica Celious Engineer, Mixing
2008 Urban Nights Leon Ware Engineer, Mixing
2007 Sunshine at Midnight Sunshine Anderson Engineer
2007 Toys of Men Stanley Clarke Engineer, Mixing
2006 Homecooking: Soulfood Served by Jazzanova & Friends Various Artists Mixing
2006 Southport Weekender, Vol. 5 Kenny Dope Gonzalez and Various Artists Mixing
2006 Tennessee Slim Is the Bomb Joi Engineer
2005 Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul Jaguar Wright Engineer
2005 Gold Donna Summer Mixing
2005 Illumination Earth, Wind & Fire Engineer
2005 In the Mid-Nite Hour Warren G Engineer
2005 Nu Soul Sessions Various Artists Engineer, Mixing
2004 Complex Simplicity Teedra Moses Engineer
2004 Eye of Wender [UK Bonus Track] Mandalaband Director
2004 Just Enough Donnie Vie Engineer
2004 Love Songs Vanessa Williams Producer
2004 New York Soul: Bite of Soul from the Big Apple Various Artists Producer, Mixing
2004 Ready Now Truth Hurts Engineer
2004 Simply Good Music, Vol. 1 Various Artists Engineer, Mixing
2003 2:35 PM Calvin Richardson Engineer, Mixing
2003 All Hits at the House of Blues Raphael Saadiq Engineer
2003 Best of Vanessa Williams Vanessa Williams Arranger, Producer, Engineer
2003 From There to Here Brian McKnight Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2003 Tasty Kelis Engineer
2003 All Hits at The House of Blues (live) Raphael Saadiq Engineer, Mixing
2003 Wooden Leather Nappy Roots Engineer
2003 Worldwide, Vol. 3 Gilles Peterson Engineer, Mixing
2003 Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Jill Scott Engineer
2002 3D TLC Mixing
2002 From There to Here: 1989-2002 Brian McKnight Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2002 Instant Vintage Raphael Saadiq Engineer, Mixing
2002 The Millennium Collection Vanessa Williams Producer, Vocal Arranger
2001 Fine Whitney Houston Mixing
2001 Hymns in the Garden Kirk Whalum Engineer
2001 Songs in A Minor Alicia Keys Engineer, Mixing
2000 Chapter One Thomas Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2000 Silhouette Kenny G Engineer
2000 Lucy Pearl Lucy Pearl Engineer, Mixing
1999 Almost doesn’t count Brandy Mixing
1997 Still Waters The Bee Gees Engineer, Mixing
1996 Star Bright Vanessa Williams Producer
1996 Total Total Engineer
1995 Sweetest Days Vanessa Williams Engineer, Mixing
1994 Head to Head Jonathan Butler Producer, Engineer
1992 Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Co-Producer, Engineer
1992 Third World Committed Producer, Engineer
1991 The Comfort Zone Vanessa Williams Engineer, Mixing
1990 Revival Tony! Toni! Toné! Engineer, Mixing
1989 Bebe’s Kids (live) Robin Harris Technical Producer, Engineer
1988 Out of Control Dynasty Engineer
1988 Pebbles Pebbles Engineer
1988 The Right Stuff Vanessa Williams Engineer, Mixing
1985 Mahvelous! Billy Crystal Engineer
1984 She’s Strange Cameo Engineer
1981 Very Special Debra Laws Engineer

TV & Soundtrack[edit]

Year Project Director/Producer Credit
1990 Comic Strip Live Various Season Music Producer
1994 Exit to Eden Garry Marshall End/Beginning Credit Producer
1994 Jason's Lyric Doug McHenry Engineer (selected songs)
1995 Panther Mario Van Peebles Engineer (selected songs)
1996 Dear God Garry Marshall Beginning/End Credit Song Producer
99-06 Soul Train Don Cornelius Main Theme Remix




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  2. ^ "Vanessa Williams".
  3. ^ "Billboard".
  4. ^ "Gerry "The Gov" Brown". August 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "McKnight's Bright Future". Google Books.
  6. ^ "Vanessa Williams "The Sweetest Days"".
  7. ^ "Whitney Houston big winner at Billboard Music Awards".
  8. ^ "Billboard Charts Archive".
  9. ^ "#SleptOnSoul: Still Looking Good, Bernadette Cooper by Michael A. Gonzales". Soulhead.
  10. ^ "Billboard Sound Business Studio Track". November 29, 1980.
  11. ^ "THE INDIANAPOLIS RECORDER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22,1994 Top Story: It has been four years since Jonathan Butler has been on the chart's". Hoosier State Cronicles. October 22, 1994. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Gerry Brown",, 2008
  13. ^ Flannery, C. "Gerry Brown The Gov.", 2008

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