who likes to boogie? Tom Browne does…

17 02 2008

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this is a slice of p-funked horn boogie, with a killer disco-calypso vocal refrain hook ala MJ’s “Mama say, mama sa, ma-makossa”

Queens bred, he had his first gig with legendary Weldon Ervine, and later played with Lonnie Liston Smith. he hooked with the Dave Grusin team for this sleeper cheapo. Rest of album, not so inspired, this one is a fun party jam, much in the vein of his first and biggest hit, Funkin’ for Jamaica. Recorded two albums prior, but only a year apart in release dates, this set the stage for Tom Browne, a talented leader and trend spotter, for a swath of schmaltzy jazz funk in the early 80’s albums. they jumped on the moog/arp/obx train and unleashed the bass synth for this track…

Tom Browne РFungi Mama/Bebopafunkadiscocalypso 

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