Toots and The Maytals
D Brown will always be missed by Me, Toots and all singers, and all
who knew him along with his fans around the world.
Sly and Robbie
Dennis was a great friend and performer
we worked in many studios together recording
at Channel one,Skin, Flesh and Bones, and Joe Gibbs Studio.
Robbie Shakespear says Dennis, He will be greatly missed.
Sugar Minott and
Daughter Fire Pashon
My Inspiration, my mentor from 17 yrs old, a good friend mon. D.Brown is gone but not forgotten.
He lives in our hearts, soul, and mind. His music lives on forever, inspiring all the people of the world with his sweet sounds. Inseperable, Love always and forever D. Brown
Sugar Minott and Fire Pashon
After all these things shall come to pass,
D. Brown end shall not be near. Even the septar
shall not be a part of D. Brown, until Shiloh comes.
Respect my teacher D. Brown
Long live the Prophet
I always hail Dennis Brown the best
reggae artist of Jamaica ever.
I have voiced this in many interviews and do have a tribute to him.
My respect remains unremoved forever
Total Respect to D. Brown
This is the artist who helped transform the reggae music of the
70's, 80's, and 90's vocally and melodically.
It was an honor to have met him personally. He's gone but will never
Thanks and Respect
Dennis Brown has been an inspiration to me for many years. His songs
of praise and love have always provided comfort and enjoyment for
me. Songs such as ‘Revolution’, ‘Promise Land’,
and ‘Love Has Found Its Way’ and ‘Handwriting
On The Wall’ are just a few of the many DB songs that have
moved me and inspired me over the years.
As a singer, he motivates me to do more with my vocals than I may
be otherwise inclined to do when delivering a song: whether on-stage
or at the studio. The way he held a note, or varied his sound to
build crescendo’s and break-downs in a song, or on a riddim
that he would sing a song on (that may not have necessarily been
built with any bridge or creative instrumental arrangement), are
teachings from the Crown Prince I try to apply when faced with a
Dennis Brown lives on through me and through my music. As a Rastafarian,
such as DB was, my music articulates the kind of points Dennis had
espoused in his music-- albeit not in the same manner as he would
have. So Dennis will always be with me and for my part I give thanks
for the life and work of Dennis Emmanuel Brown.
Reggae Rhythm Update Podcast
Around 1994, while hosting my college radio show at WERS 88.9 FM
in Boston, I had the privilege of interviewing Dennis Emmanuel Brown--one
on one--in the broadcast studio. And during the mid to late '90s,
I had the opportunity to attend two Dennis Brown concerts. The first
was supported by Nardo Ranks and Lloyd Parks' We the People Band
and took place at the former SkyCap Plaza, and the other was a Mother's
Day event supported by Tinga and Roman Stewart at the Strand Theatre,
both in Dorchester, MA. One of the most fondly-remembered experiences
in the history of live Reggae music has to be the anticipation that
Reggae fans felt knowing that the Crown Prince of Reggae was about
to take the stage and open his set with his anthem, "Here I
Come." The way he'd smile to the audience, and then shut his
eyes and jump up and down for a few steps as he sang, conveyed his
love for the music, the stage, and his public.
Dennis Brown, one of the founding giants of Jamaica's reggae movement,
leaves a wife and 13 children. He recorded more than 50 solo albums,
plus numerous duets and singles. Dennis Brown was Bob Marley's favorite
voice, and in my opinion, one of the greatest vocalist of all-time
and one of the most talented songwriters that Reggae music have
ever and will ever produce. I grew up listening to Dennis Brown
music, as you all have, I know.
The hit “To the Promise Land” was one of D. Brown’s
anthems that helped me to understand the need to have a strong affinity
with the mother land and in doing so, helped me to realize that
I have a responsibility to transmit this message through my works.
Mr. Brown, "Ever since you've been away, every day is just
a cloudy day, but I don't know if it's rain from the sky, tear from
my eyes, falling down my face, and rolling down my cheek..."
you’re surely missed but your works will LIVE ON in me!!!!.
Greetings. DBrown he was my mentor in this biz.
If you can remember, I was the one that gave CVM the interview along
with Styker Lee that led him to rest at Hero Park. These are the
words I said "to the interviewer,
for more than 3 and a half decades He has been singing and teaching
the youth. And if he is not a hero, then JA doesn't have no hero.
I can safely say Dennis was a friend and brotha I loved very much
with the passion.
He is blessed and so is his offspring. May they be blessed.
One love for all mankind.
DBrownnnnnnn,we were very close.
He was one of a kind. Me, DBrown and Magret Du-Val use to
chill in UK and in JA. We use to link up almost daily at Joe Gibbs
Studio on Retirement Road with Ruddy Thomas/Errol Thompson and LLoyd
Parks/Sly Dunbar of Sly and Robbie
Blessed love to DB fans and family.
Yo, this is Whitney Houston
Yes massive this is the original vocalist
I'd like to say rest in peace to Dennis Brown
From 'Whitney Houston Dub Plate' lyrics
(Wyclef Jean feat. Whitney Houston)
At Studio One, his first album 'No Man Is An Island', my favorite song recorded on there was 'If I Follow My Heart'. When I first sang 'African Girl' people said I sounded like Dennis.
He was my favorite singer in those times in Kingston, from front to back, back to front, I knew D Brown's songs. The world loved Dennis. He'd sing 'The World Is Troubled', still relevant today. You're the Crowned Prince of Reggae. You can't have two kings.
Nuff respect our Prince.
Miss my bredren mon. D Brown. I loved him like my brother.
From Joe Gibbs Studio recording our album together Zion I or Round the world,
performing at shows together, Dennis will always be remembered
and is here in spirit.
3rd World Hi-Fi
The first time I saw Dennis Brown live was in Jamaica at his performance at Carib Theatre. After his performance I said to myself Dennis is going to be a big star... He was very young at the time, and then I later saw Dennis again years later in New York. We met in the 1980's back when I was playing my set Third World Hi-Fi..... We vibed out at the venue.... Dennis Brown is one the greatest in Reggae to ever do it..
Third World Hi-Fi
Lancelot Peart, Lion I Records
Greetings and Blessing Itinually.
My most joyful memory as a twelve year old boy in Jamaica, is seeing
Dennis Brown singing on Jamaica television as a reggae star. I was
the same age as he was and it made such a profound impact in my
life, because at that age was tough time for me. I was chasing sugar
cane trucks while walking home after school just to get something
to eat from been hungry most of the day. Seeing Dennis Brown
on tv, instead of Tom Jones and Dean Martin etc., gave me all the
hope I needed. I will do my part to make sure we do not forget
who is the true Prince of Reggae, so his memory lives on forever.
Jah will bless you forever for all the joy to so many souls, for
so many people...
R.I.P. Everbless, Rastafari love...
Flip selector Fatman Sound. also of FATMAN RECORDS based in London, England
DENNIS BROWN the irreplaceable, and unique sounding artist with
a catalogue of songs that people of all colours and ages can relate
to. Few artists can come close, but most of his material remains
uncoverable, which is cool. Works of art, should never be covered
or copied, just respected and admired. Dennis Brown is one of Reggae
music's works of art...
Contact FATMAN on 07939 802 518
or email FATMAN Sound at
What an honor it was to meet D. Brown and
take photos with him.
My name is Erica Lewis Host of Reggae Revolution Show on KDHX fm
88.1 in St Louis.,MO
I have loved the crown prince of Reggae since I first heard the
song 'Sitting and Watching' playing on the stereo at my aunts house
many yrs ago. From that moment he was my favorite reggae singer.
Since 92' I have had the pleasure and honor to play D. Brown's music
for reggae airwaves. His music is everlasting. There are too many
songs but my favorite classic partial to is 'Revolution', and 'Here
I come'. My new fav artist is Luciano, who sounds just like
D. E. Brown with his new song 'Tribute to Dennis Brown' on
Lion I Records label, a wonderful tribute.
Long live the one and only Dennis E. Brown
'Nuff love and respect.
Empress Erica Lewis KDHX 88.1FM ST Louis.MO.
Big up Dennis Brown forever. I remember him when he came to Salvador Bahia we had a short but memorable time.
Someone who met him never forget him because his vibration was pure and true.
one love to the family.
Dennis Brown was and always will be one of my favorite artists of
all time. 'Nuff respect for setting up this page and tribute.
I'm wishing you much success.
One love and much honor to the memory of the Crowned Prince.
He's the king, if you ask me, but you know what I'm saying.
Ras Maga Man
For the love for the life of our ancestors
D.Brown with classic style
Who's Dennis Brown? A reggae legend. Us girls must represent the future.
Nuff respect to Dennis Brown from all generations
Give Thanks to jah,
for this lifetime knowing someone like Dennis Emanuel Brown.
Give thanks for what you are doing, we must remember him.
Thanks for taking the time to do this. We would love to do a radio show.
Radio Reggaerunnings Hot105
Andy Baron + Concrete Johnsons
D.Brown is my favorite singer and always has been
long live his memory
Carl Henry III
Dennis was a very good friend of mine. Those were the days I should
say. We used to hang out, in the studios from morning till night.
We used to shows in a place in Jamaica called Linstead. I remember
when he did “No Man Is An Island” for the very first
time. I knew when he asked me what I think, I told him it was a
hit, but he just kept on trucking—sky was the limit for Dennis
He was a great influence to me. He always encouraged me. We had
great times with the group, at that time called Soul Defenders.
Soul Defenders was one of Studio One’s Bands—and, of
course, the great Satellites with Jackie Mitu. Wow! They loved Dennis
Brown--not to mention Freddie McGregor, and Clive Hunt, and of course
Niney who did a lot for Dennis, and Bunny lee. These people did
a lot for Dennis, but never get mentioned—also Joe Gibbs,
also the late and great Errol Thompson. Can’t forget the shows
we did in Atlanta, just to name a few.
When I was down, Dennis always had encouraging words for me. He
always say to me: “Hey Carl, just no watch them Man, just
gwan and no watch nobody. You soon get through Man. When you get
through, you not gonna even realize it. Just keep on pushing.”
Dennis Brown, The Crown Prince, I would like to dedicate this song
to him, with maximum respect… You were the greatest, Jah bless
your soul. This song is for you. Jah.
we have not found another voice compared to DBrown.
its hard to perform his songs live, they are so uniquely his.
even the most technical singers find it hard to capture Dennis Brown
essence. His legacy lives on for ever.
Cherine Anderson and Peter Gayle
Do you know what it means to have a 'REVOLUTION'? That song is my favorite.
It's well written and well sung melody. Everything wicked pon da sound deh hear that I grow up with that song and its meaning...(that's why I am now a revolutionist). I wish some of today's artists would take a minute and let their vocals be analog (less effect) like the teacher Dennis Emanuel Brown, 'the Crown Prince', did to set the pace.
Thanks a billion for helping to spread the message and OUR music far and wide. REGGAE, as it's said daily, it's Impossible for Emanuel to die.
Live More life, immortality...
My first experience and only with Dennis was in a tour bus
with Black Uhuru on a European tour in 97. I was so impressed with his humility,
as a warm person and great sense of humor, I'm a big fan of his body of work,
his voice, and message. I will always treasure memories of that meeting, knowing him.
I look forward to us meeting again later.
Ya big ups to Mr D. Brown himself. you have allowed me to be a messenjah,
a positive speaker, singer, writer to uplift the children, myself
D. Brown your music lives on!
1 luv Cory Brown a.k.a. C.Brown in Canada
I don't remember the first tune I heard from Mr. Dennis Brown (DB).
Growing up in Trinidad, it is hard to pin-point when you hear any
of the music/songs from the Caribbean for the first time. I remember
the radio being always on and you will hear everything. DB like
many other artists of that era, was on steady rotation. By far,
I believe most folks remember "Hear I Come" as THE tune,
but for me it was his candor, tonality and crooning that spawned
the Lovers Rock vibe that is sprinkled generously over most of his
repertoire. Going to re-visit that vibe in "Love Light"
and offer my take soon soon.
Delroy (Speedy) Sterling
Crowned Prince of Reggae DBrown respect is due all the way .
All radio dj respect the artist as for me i played Dennis songs
allot on my shows in
Toronto Ca mix supreme
more joy and blessings
Delroy (Speedy) Sterling
Singer of Bamjimba Band
I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. I left in 96' for the Ivory Coast where
I discovered D Brown.
The track I heard was 'Money in Your Pocket'.
I heard this track but did not know the singer, but because I loved
his sweet vocals and melody I decided to find out and discovered
D Brown to the fullness.
I love every vocal music of his albums so I bought more, discovered
tracks 'The Promised Land' and 'Your Love's Got a Hold on Me' etc.
Since I know D Brown now he's been a source of inspiration
As a singer, although he's gone to the promised land, his music
and name remains.
Legacy Ganja Mexican Reggae
Jah lives!!!!!!!!!! Greeting from Mexico
Maximum respect and admiration for DBrown
Blessings and positive vibrations for the family
You were the amazing singer.
Greetimgs in the name of to H.I.M
D. Brown was my brother and still is every year
I perform for his earth day celebration in California
Dennis Emmanuel Brown
Greetings King Man
Your sound still wear de crown
Good things dont last
But memories do
Now Your gone
What we gwen do?
Money in mi pocket
and I still can't get no Love
Dennis!! Blessed Love
Stay Blessed Now and Always
Under The Banner Of The Lord Almighty
King of Kings Lord of Lords,
Conquering Lion Of Judah!!
I heard him in the 80's growing up in the yard of Ja.
Within his phrasing and songwriting he influenced me in Reggae as a singer
"Love Jah" is my favorite D. Brown tune. Nuff respect to him and his family,
and he will be remembered and respected among all singers around the world.
Dennis Brown is indeed the Crown Prince of reggae and his rich earnest
vocal stylings permeate its very fabric. Through the years many
of his songs have proven to be anthems in the soundtrack of my life.
Songs like "So long Rastafari call You," "Promised
Land," and the inimitable "Revolution" have reverberated
in my soul and provided inspiration to face daily challenges. I
never met the man personally and the last time I saw him was just
briefly at Music Works Studio after one of my recording sessions
in June 1995. His vocal style has evidently influenced the like
of Frankie Paul, Luciano, Mikey Spice and many more to come.