Title - 'Remembering You'
Artist - Dee Brown
For those not in the immediate know, as one of the world's best kept secrets, Guitarist, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer & Vocalist Dee Brown is definitely one for whom you will now want to take notice of.
Whether in his personal or professional life, Brown demonstrates a sense of character that comes from deep spirituality and presents a musical entrée that is appetizing and sweet.
Possessing a solid musical background, Brown has performed with artists such as: Al Jarreau, Gerald Albright, Alexander Zonjic, Bob Baldwin, Mindi Abair, Jessy J, Paul Brown, Paul Taylor, Darren Rahn, Tim Bowman, Randy Scott, Gail Jhonson, Nate Harasim, Bob James, Brian Culbertson, Spyro Gyra, The Ohio Players, Najee, Jeffery Osborne, Aretha Franklin, Michael and BeBe Winans, just to name a few.
In 2007, he released his first solo album, No Time To Waste, and followed that up with his sophomore album, A Little Elbow Room in 2013. Inspired by his late father, George (Sonny) Brown, Brown then followed that album up with his third outing, 2014's Brown Sugar, Honey-Coated Love.
Released on June 15th, 2018 via Innervision Records, Brown's fourth solo outing, Remembering You is the funky side of jazz with melodic guitar, saxophone melodies sprinkled with vocal harmonies throughout.
It also pays homage to a very special woman in Brown's life. Intriguingly a beautiful woman of God, that special someone who was a place in his heart; and in his music, is his late fiancée, Shaunia Edwards.
When Edwards unexpectedly took ill and passed away, Brown was shattered. A spiritually-rooted man, he purposely chose to be purposeful with his grief and preserve for posterity “the season” that they shared.
Ergo, the Detroit native wrote what would ultimately become this brand new album, an upbeat set of R&B, jazz, funk and instrumental pop originals that recalls many of their intimate memories and amorous moments while celebrating the vibrant joy and positivity Edwards exuded.
1. "I Want You Too"
2. "Hey Baby"
3. "Pop the Question"
4. "Our Summer (intro)
5. "Our Summer"
6. "I Will"
7. "Follow You"
8. "So Much"
9. "Pop the Question (d-Funk remix)"
10. "Beauty Within"
11. "Remembering You"
Indeed, kicking off with the rather delightfully breezy "I Want You Too," it's said fiancée's vocal intro on "Hey Baby" that cements the fact that Brown's musical dedication to Edwards is both dutiful and honest.
The second radio single (after "Hey Baby") is up next in the form of the fresh and buoyant, funk driven bass groove jam, “Pop the Question,” and that's backed seamlessly by "Our Summer (Intro)" (.28 seconds), "Our Summer," and then both "I Will" and the enigmatic "Follow You."
Augmented throughout by saxophonist Dezie McCullers, Jr. and Valdez Brantley's keyboard arrangements, next up is the heart yearning "So Much," which is followed by a re-imagined "Pop the Question (d-Funk remix)." This ode to a beautifully precious person in Brown's life taken too soon, then rounds out with the buoyant "Beauty Within," and then the stellar, and poignantly heartfelt "Remembering You."
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