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Tom Browne

tr, *1954 US, Queens
Singer / Musician of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. Thomas Fredrick Browne

Tom Browne (born October 30, 1954 in Queens, New York, United States) 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.

  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Synthesizer
  • Backing Vocals
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Funkin' for Jamaica on Love Approach by Tom Browne
Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move) on Magic by Tom Browne
Charisma on Yours Truly by Tom Browne
Forever More on Love Approach by Tom Browne
Brighter Tomorrow on Rockin' Radio by Tom Browne
Radio Vibe - radio single on Radio Vibe by Tom Browne
Cupid Shuffle on Cupid Shuffle by Tom Browne
Bye Gones on Yours Truly by Tom Browne
Funkin' for Jamaica - 12" Remix on The Essential Tom Browne - The GRP/Arista Years by Tom Browne
Her Silent Smile on Love Approach by Tom Browne

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Brother, Brother (The GRP/Arista Anthology)Tom Browne2017Compil.
Brighter TomorrowTom Browne Feat. Carol Woods / Diplomats Of Soul Feat. Incognito & Imaani2015Album
S' UpTom Browne2010Album
K2 Edits Vol.6Tom Browne, Trina Broussard2008Album
Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.) / Fungi MamaTom Browne2007Album
Dazz / Funkin' For JamaicaBrick / Tom Browne2005Album
The CollectionTom Browne2002Compil.
Funkin' For JamaicaTom Browne2001Album
R'N'BrowneTom Browne1999Album
Joy And PainTom Browne Featuring Stephanie McKay1999Single
Funkin' For JamaicaTom Browne1998Compil.
Another Shade Of BrowneTom Browne1996Album
Ghetto HornTom Browne1994Single
Too HotTom Browne1994Single
Jam Fo' Real / Too HotTom Browne1994Single
Mo' Jamaica FunkTom Browne1994Album
Funkin' For JamaicaTom Browne1991Single
The Best Of Tom BrowneTom Browne1990Compil.
Funkin' For Jamaica / Rockin' RadioTom Browne1989Album
No Longer ITom Browne1988Album
LoopTom Browne1985Album
Tommy GunTom Browne1984Album
The Greatest Love Of All / Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)George Benson / Tom Browne1984Single
Secret FantasyTom Browne1984Album
Rockin' RadioTom Browne1983Album
Rockin' RadioTom Browne1983Album
Crusin'Tom Browne1983Single
Special Edition With Sid McCoyTom Browne1982Album
Bye GonesTom Browne1982Single
MagicTom Browne1981Album
Yours TrulyTom Browne1981Album
Fungi Mama (Bebopafunkadiscolypso)Tom Browne1981Album
Let's Dance / I KnowTom Browne1981Single
MagicTom Browne1980Single
Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.) (Long Version)Tom Browne1980Single
Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move) / Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)Tom Browne1980Album
Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move) / Dreams Of Lovin' YouTom Browne1980Single
Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move) / Midnight InterludeTom Browne1980Single
Funkin' For JamaicaTom Browne1980Single
Love ApproachTom Browne1980Album
Browne SugarTom Browne1979Album
I Never Was A Cowboy / The Closer I Get To YouTom Browne1979Single
What's Going On / Throw DownTom Browne1979Album
Brother, BrotherTom Browne1979Single
Moon RiseTom BrowneCompil.
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