Tom Browne (trumpeter)

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Tom Browne
Birth nameTom Browne
Born (1954-10-30) October 30, 1954 (age 64)
Queens, New York, United States
GenresFunk, jazz, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, trumpeter
InstrumentsTrumpet, piano
Years active1979–present
LabelsGRP, Arista, Hip Bop
Associated actsIs'real Benton
Toni Smith
Sonny Fortune
Lonnie Smith
WebsiteTomBrowne.org

Tom Browne (born October 30, 1954 in Queens, New York, United States)[1] is an American jazz trumpeter, who rose to prominence first through his early work with Sonny Fortune, and scored two major hits in 1980 and 1981: the No. 1 US Billboard R&B single "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" and the No. 4 US R&B single, "Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)". Later in 1982 he released a minor hit called, "Fungi Mama (bebopafunkadiscolypso)" which was also recorded on the Arista record label. It reached number 58 in the UK chart.

Discography[edit]

  • Browne Sugar (GRP, 1979)
  • Love Approach (GRP, 1980)
  • Magic (Arista, 1981)
  • Yours Truly (GRP, 1981)
  • Rockin' Radio (Arista, 1983)
  • Tommy Gun (Arista, 1984)
  • No Longer I (Malaco, 1988)
  • Mo' Jamaica Funk (Hip Bop, 1994)
  • Another Shade of Browne (Hip Bop, 1996)
  • R 'n' Browne (Hip Bop, 1999)
  • S'up (Cheetah, 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Browne Page". Soulwalking.co.uk. 1954-10-30. Retrieved 2013-03-17.