guitarist would like to be described as the best kept secret?
Certainly not guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer and vocalist
dee Brown. After his debut album No Time To Waste (2006)
and his sophomore album A Little Elbowroom (2009) this
condition should change with his third album Brown Sugar Honey-Coated Love
With the change of the label to Innervision
Records also the musicians involved are slightly different than
in previous productions. Valdez Brantley (keys), Chip Dixon
(keyboard programming and bass), Dave "The Painter" Henderson
(bass), Kern Brantley (bass), Dezie McCullers Jr. (sax), Lin
Rountree (trumpet, flugelhorn), and various singers are listed
in the liner notes.
All songs with the exception of one track are
composed by dee Brown and his fellow musicians
Valdez Brantley, Chip Dixon, S. Edwards.
My Love's Forever is the first track after a short
promotional intro. Dee Brown duets with saxophonist
Dezie McCullers Jr. and the song tends more to contemporary jazz
than smooth jazz. Dee adds some scat to his guitar play following
his idol George Benson.
presents singer Arnell D. Carmichael, who has much in common with
dee꞉ he sings, he plays guitar and he is from Detroit, Michigan.
More of dee's
skills as splendid scat singer and guitarist are to listen on
Pleasurable Dream. Sweet as sugar is Ice Cream Sunday,
on which he coaxes flattering tones
from his Eastman guitar.
The interlude Power Within provides the
necessary atmospheric mood in between. The lively song Natural
Love sprays sparks of good temper. The Intrudersí Philly Soul
hit Iíll Always Love My Mama is interpreted by dee as
tribute to his beloved mother. Into the bridges he puts portions of
modern times. I'm Here For You (I'll Never Leave You) is
the place to shine for vocalist Shaunia Edwards.
Brown Sugar Honey-Coated Love is the
fastest honey transporter who brings his sweet cargo to the finish.
ďA satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, but to a hungry soul
every bitter thing is sweet.Ē Brown plays gospel music every
Sunday at his congregation Baptist World Changers in Detroit.
Honeycomb is dedicated to his congregation and his soulful
All signs point for dee Brown to green. Brown
Sugar Honey-Coated Love is
for Smooth Jazz lovers
as irresistible as honey for the bees.
Buy the album in all stores
Title: Brown Sugar
Artist: Dee Brown
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Innervision Records
01 Honeycomb (Intro) [0:39]
02 My Love's Forever [4:21]
03 Smile Again [3:44]
04 Pleasurable Dream [3:43]
05 Ice Cream Sunday [3:50]
06 Power Within (interlude) [2:00]
07 Natural Love [4:19]
08 I'll Always Love My Mama [3:44]
09 I'm Here For You (I'll Never Leave You) [3:31]
10 Brown Sugar Honey-Coated Love [3:36]
11 Honeycomb [4:09]
No Time To Waste
A Little Elbowroom