Dennis Brown

Dennis Emmanuel Brown, the Crown Prince of Reggae, was born in Kingston JA in 1957. He started his carreer, age 11, at Studio One, where he recorded also his first hit with a version of the Impressions' No Man Is An Island. In the early seventies he recorded for a variety of producers like Prince Buster, Alvin Ranglin, Lloyd Daley, Joe Gibbs, Herman Chin-Loy, Phil Pratt and Derrick Harriott. He also recorded Meet Me At The Corner (A deejay version by Crutches and Dennis, called Wackie Fence Skank, can be found on the Java Java Dub album) and the haunting Cheater for Impact. And it was also here at Randys, where Dennis would meet up with mixing desk wizard Errol Thompson, a man who would become very important in his career. Foot Of The Mountain, a fine example of Dennis' magical sound and the flipside dub were produced by Eddie Wong, who also did Freddy McKay's Won't Get Away. Dennis sadly died in 1999, after more than 30 years in the music business.

Dennis Brown - Foot of the Mountain (D. Brown)/Impact All Stars - Version
USA reissue, 1973
Produced by Eddie Wong for Down Town, matrix EW1973.
also on DownTown (JA) FEW 7393

Dennis Brown - Meet Me At The Corner (E.Brown/C.Chin)/Impact All Stars - Meet Me At The Corner Version (E.Brown/C.Chin)
Impact (US) reissue, original 1972
Produced by Clive Chin for Above Rock, matrix AB110293A, distributed by Jammyland
also Impact (JA) 1942, Randy's (UK) RAN 528