Dennis Brown, Brown Sugar

Jeff Chang

By Jeff Chang

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Brown Sugar

Dennis Brown
Reggae’s crown prince’s classic Sly and Robbie-produced comeback sides.

One of reggae's most enduring and influential singers, Dennis Brown straddled two generations of Jamaican music with producers like Niney the Observer and Joe Gibbs. In the early '80s, reggae's Crown Prince stormed back to the top of the charts with singles cut with Sly and Robbie, who redesigned the reggae riddim for the new global club set. “Sitting and Watching," "Have You Ever Been in Love" and “Revolution” feature some of Brown's most inspired singing. Be sure to search out crucial sides like "To the Foundation" and "Wisdom" also.