Showing posts with label Tom Browne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tom Browne. Show all posts

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Everybody's laughing - Phil Fearon and Galaxy

Some 12" singles only appear in my collection because they're cheap. I don't think I would have ever had this one if I'd had to pay more for it than I did back then. 'Everybody's laughing' is a nice pop song, but nothing spectacular.

Still, this 12" single is quite interesting, because it features an extended mix and two instrumental versions. One features Randy Muller (who?) and the other Tom Browne, who had a hit in the early Eighties with 'Funkin' for Jamaica'.

My collection: 12" single no. 273
Found: Spui Records, Den Haag, 1996
Cost: 2,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Everybody's laughnig (Sangria mix)' / 'Everybody's laughing (Instrumental featuring Tom Browne)', 'Everybody's laughing (Instrumental featuring Randy Muller)'

Friday, 2 January 2009

Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne

Tom Browne was introduced in the Netherlands by the influential TV chart programme Toppop. They recorded a clip of him and his band performing 'Funkin' for Jamaica', which subsequently became a number 3 hit for him in the Netherlands. Originally, Tom Browne is a jazz trumpeter, who worked with Sonny Fortune. His debut album 'Browne Sugar' did not trouble the charts, but the second album, 'Love approach', was more successful. 'Funkin' for Jamaica' features lead vocals by Tonni Smith.

I bought this single during a record fair. My copy of the single was pressed on blue vinyl, a great collector's item.

My collection: 7" single no. 1424
Found: Record fair, Den Haag, April 7, 1991
Cost: 5 guilders
Tracks: 'Funkin' for Jamaica' / 'Her silent smile'
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