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|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
Gerry “The Gov.” Brown is a multi Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and producer based in Los Angeles credited on over 47 Platinum and Gold Records. 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” and “Sweetest Days,” 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. His album credits include artists Whitney Houston, Earth Wind & Fire, Madonna, Sting, Prince, Chuck Chilla, Madame X, Bernadette Cooper "Drama According To Bernadette Cooper", Stanley Clarke, Leon Ware, The Bee Gees, Brandy, Joss Stone, TLC, Brian McKnight, Phil Collins, Kelis, George Clinton, Nappy Roots, Anastacia, Jill Scott, Buddy Guy, Jaguar Wright, Warren G, Common, The Bangles, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter, Roy Ayers, Craig Harris, The Gap Band, Usher, Monica, Letta Mbulu, Jonathan Butler, Mariah Carey, Victor Wooten, Babyface, Andra Day, Natasha Agrama, and Eddie Murphy.
Gerry has always been fascinated by electronics. At age of five, he received a tape recorder as a gift. He earned the name “Tape Recorder” because he would use the device to record everything around him: people, birds, cars and all types of sound.
He began to play the trombone in his teens and accelerated to be the primary player at LA High. David Sears, the school band director, gave Gerry an opportunity to work in his 4-track home studio. For years after his graduation, the teacher helped guide Gerry into the engineering profession while teaching him work ethic and the importance of giving back.
After graduating from LA High School, he attended one semester at California State University: Northridge. He then enrolled in and graduated from Sound Masters Recording School, one of the first schools dedicated to sound engineering.
In 1977, Gerry began his professional career with ABC Recording Studios. His first position was in the tape library where he organized and studied over 80,000 tapes. After five months, ABC Studios promoted Gerry to a full-time second engineer. He worked in the ABC Studios 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 long list of eclectic credits. His passionate commitment and thirst for knowledge has kept him in the top of the field for over 2 decades, continually cultivating and improving his craft. He has recently completed albums for Joss Stone, Leon Ware, Raphael Saadiq, Stanley Clarke, SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten, and emerging rock group Beatnik Jr.
|2018||ProFreshinal (TBR)||Chuck Chilla||Mixing, Chief Engineer|
|2018||Cosmic Rain (TBR)||Stanley Clarke||Mixing, Chief Engineer|
|2015||TBR||Eddie Murphy||Mixing Engineer|
|2015||Cheers to the Fall (TBR)||Andra Day||Recording, Chief Engineer|
|2015||TBR||Raphael Saadiq||Mix Engineer, Recording|
|2015||TBR||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|
|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||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||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||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||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||Hymns in the Garden||Kirk Whalum||Engineer|
|2001||Songs in A Minor||Alicia Keys||Engineer, Mixing|
|2000||Chapter One||Thomas||Producer, Engineer, Mixing|
|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|
|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||The Right Stuff||Vanessa Williams||Engineer, Mixing|
|1981||Very Special||Debra Laws||Engineer|
TV & Soundtrack
|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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