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Brown Jocelyn

Brown (Jocelyn)   (USA)

EuroDance member
Added : 25/05/2000
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One From The Heart
Somebody Else's Guy
She Got Soul
Deep Beats
Absolutely / Diva
The Hits
Moment Of My Life : Anthology
Turn on the Hits
Unreleased
Circles
True Praises
Jocelyn Brown
Somebody Else's Guy
I Wish You Would
Picking Up Promises
Too Through (with Bad Girls)
Love's Gonna Get You
Ego Maniac
Whatever Satisfies You
Caught In The Act
R U Lonely
Freedom
I Wanna Know What Love Is
My Sun Will Get You (with Raúl Orellana)
I'm Caught Up/You Got Me
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Gimme All Your Lovin'
It's Alright, I Feel It
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
Better Life
It's You
Christmas EP With Jocelyn Brown & Friends
That's Just Me
Always There
Make It Last Forever
Hot Coffee
Happiness
Push Push In The Bush
Black Skin
Day Dreaming (Hey Baby)
Something Goin'On
Glide
Plato's Retreat
Rock It To The Top
Right On Track
The Glow Of Love
Got You Dancing
Keep On Jumpin
I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)
(Dance It) Freestyle Rhythm
Boogie To The Bop
Sadie (She Smokes)
Love Is A Natural Thing
A Lovers Holiday
Searching / Angel In My Pocket
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
You're All I Want For Christmas
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Tongue In Chic (backing vocals)
Take It Off (backing vocals)
Paradise
Inner Life
Moment Of My Life
Keep On It
I Like It Like That
No Way
Blind Vision
Glad To Be Here (2 tracks)
Master Groove
The Very Best In You
Don't Wait Another Night
Magical Night
Let's Change It Up
So In Love
Change Of Heart
Say You Love Me Again
You Are My Melody
Let's Go Together
Mutual Attraction
Oh What A Feeling
To Be A Lover
The Truth'll Set You Free (Background Vocals)
Merge
Love Is Gonna Getcha
Mysterious
Wonderful One
It Ain't Easy
Always There
She Got Soul
Come Back (For Real Love)
Got To Get Away
Mindbuster
In My Life
Womanchild
Don't Talk Just Kiss
Take Me Up
Magic Man
Can't Stop The Rhythm
Feel Good Party Time
Adults Only
Getting Away With Murder
Free
Keep On Jumping
Pray
Dub You Like Crazy
It's Alright I Feel It
I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
Take Me Up
Embrace The Power
Fake / Give Me Back Your Love
The Ultimate Experience
Respect Yourself
Real Man
Little Lives
Suspense
Show You Love
Fun
Special Love
Move On 
Fake
Nights Over Egypt
I Believe
Riding on the Wings
It's All Good
Universal Mother
Revolution
Believe
That's How Good Your Love Is
Suspicious
I'm A Woman
A Better World (with Loleatta Holloway)
Mindbuster
Get Down Saturday Night
Gotta Be JB
Hooked On You
You Are The One
Hold Me Up
Beautiful Day
Gipsy Rhythm
Sing, Pull Up
Thanks To Deejays
Something Goin'On 2005
Keep On Jumpin 2005
Losing My Mind
All About The Music
I Don't Want You Anymore
The Lollipop
Love Alibi
Set Me Free
Believe
Friends Always
In The Middle
How Can I
Worthy
You Are Everything
Don't Quit (Be A Believer)
I'm So Glad
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Latest Jocelyn Brown news

22/04/2017 : Jocelyn Brown released song That's Just Me, which was intitally published on her 2010 EP It's You, as a single.

09/09/2016 : Jocelyn Brown did vocals on Marquis Hawkes' new single I'm So Glad.

26/03/2016 : Jocelyn Brown did vocals on Diephuis & Eastar's new single Don't Quit (Be A Believer).

30/11/2015 : Jocelyn Brown did vocals on Louie Vega's new single You Are Everything, out on December 4th.

15/01/2013 : Last month, dance diva Jocelyn Brown released a Christmas EP recorded in collaboration with Russel Watson, Carleen Anderson and Melba Moore.

29/11/2012 : Jocelyn Brown recorded My Christmas EP with Melba Moore, Carleen Anderson and Russell Watson. It will be soon digitally released on iTunes.

17/12/2010 : Brown Jocelyn will be touring with the music project called Allstars Collective. (Thanks to Tavi Meran)

More news

 

Jocelyn Brown albums

One From The Heart One From The Heart 1985
Somebody Else's Guy Somebody Else's Guy 1989
She Got Soul She Got Soul 1992
Deep Beats Deep Beats 1995
Absolutely / Diva Absolutely / Diva 1996
The Hits The Hits 1998
Moment Of My Life : Anthology Moment Of My Life : Anthology 1999
Turn on the Hits Turn on the Hits 2nd May 2000
Unreleased Unreleased 29th May 2006
Circles Circles (Japan only) 2008
True Praises True Praises 2010
Jocelyn Brown Jocelyn Brown 26th May 2017

 

Jocelyn Brown singles

Somebody Else's Guy Somebody Else's Guy 1984  
I Wish You Would I Wish You Would 1984  
Picking Up Promises Picking Up Promises 1984  
Too Through (with Bad Girls) Too Through (with Bad Girls) 1984  
Love's Gonna Get You Love's Gonna Get You 1985  
Ego Maniac Ego Maniac 1987  
Whatever Satisfies You Whatever Satisfies You 1987  
Caught In The Act Caught In The Act 1987  
R U Lonely R U Lonely 1988  
Freedom Freedom 1989  
I Wanna Know What Love Is I Wanna Know What Love Is (feat Voodoo Possee) 1991  
My Sun Will Get You (with Raúl Orellana) My Sun Will Get You (with Raúl Orellana) 1992  
I'm Caught Up/You Got Me I'm Caught Up/You Got Me 1993  
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (with Kym Mazelle) 1994  
Gimme All Your Lovin' Gimme All Your Lovin' (duo with Kym Mazelle) 1994  
It's Alright, I Feel It It's Alright, I Feel It 1997  
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Ain't No Mountain High Enough 1998  
Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys (with Tatjana Orffé) Dec 2004  
Better Life Better Life (feat DJ Neo) 3rd Jun 2009  
It's You It's You 6th Oct 2010  
Christmas EP With Jocelyn Brown & Friends Christmas EP With Jocelyn Brown & Friends 1st Dec 2012  
That's Just Me That's Just Me 21st Apr 2017  

 

Featurings and collaborations

Always There B11 Incognito - Always There  
Make It Last Forever Inner Life - Make It Last Forever  
Hot Coffee Jamestown - Hot Coffee  
Happiness Kamasutra - Happiness  
Push Push In The Bush Musique - Push Push In The Bush  
Black Skin Risque - Black Skin  
Day Dreaming (Hey Baby) The Robotics - Day Dreaming (Hey Baby)  
Something Goin'On Todd Terry - Something Goin'On  
Glide Musique - Glide  
Plato's Retreat Joe Thomas - Plato's Retreat  
Rock It To The Top Mantus - Rock It To The Top  
Right On Track Breakfast Club - Right On Track  
The Glow Of Love Change - The Glow Of Love  
Got You Dancing Karisma - Got You Dancing 1976  
Keep On Jumpin Musique - Keep On Jumpin 1978  
I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) Inner Life - I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) 1979  
(Dance It) Freestyle Rhythm Mantus - (Dance It) Freestyle Rhythm 1979  
Boogie To The Bop Mantus - Boogie To The Bop 1980  
Sadie (She Smokes) Joe Bataan - Sadie (She Smokes) 1980  
Love Is A Natural Thing Mantus - Love Is A Natural Thing 1980  
A Lovers Holiday Change - A Lovers Holiday 1980  
Searching / Angel In My Pocket Change - Searching / Angel In My Pocket 1980  
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Inner Life - Ain't No Mountain High Enough 1981  
You're All I Want For Christmas The Salsoul Orchestra - You're All I Want For Christmas 1981  
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen The Salsoul Orchestra - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 1981  
Tongue In Chic (backing vocals) Chic - Tongue In Chic (backing vocals) (album) 1981  
Take It Off (backing vocals) Chic - Take It Off (backing vocals) (album) 1981  
Paradise Change - Paradise 1981  
Inner Life Inner Life - Inner Life (album) 1982  
Moment Of My Life Inner Life - Moment Of My Life 1982  
Keep On It Change - Keep On It 1982  
I Like It Like That Inner Life - I Like It Like That 1983  
No Way Inner Life - No Way 1983  
Blind Vision Blancmange - Blind Vision 1983  
Glad To Be Here (2 tracks) Bernard Edwards - Glad To Be Here (2 tracks) (album) 1983  
Master Groove Change - Master Groove 1983  
The Very Best In You Change - The Very Best In You 1983  
Don't Wait Another Night Change - Don't Wait Another Night 1983  
Magical Night Change - Magical Night 1983  
Let's Change It Up Inner Life - Let's Change It Up 1984  
So In Love Raven - So In Love 1984  
Change Of Heart Change - Change Of Heart 1984  
Say You Love Me Again Change - Say You Love Me Again 1984  
You Are My Melody Change - You Are My Melody 1984  
Let's Go Together Change - Let's Go Together 1985  
Mutual Attraction Change - Mutual Attraction 1985  
Oh What A Feeling Change - Oh What A Feeling 1985  
To Be A Lover Billy Idol - To Be A Lover 1986  
The Truth'll Set You Free (Background Vocals) Rachele Cappelli - The Truth'll Set You Free (Background Vocals) 1988  
Merge Arthur Baker & The Backbeat Disciple - Merge 1989  
Love Is Gonna Getcha Patti Austin - Love Is Gonna Getcha 1990  
Mysterious Phill Edwards - Mysterious 1990  
Wonderful One Vanessa Armstrong - Wonderful One 1990  
It Ain't Easy Incognito - It Ain't Easy 1991  
Always There Incognito - Always There 1991  
She Got Soul Jamestown - She Got Soul 1991  
Come Back (For Real Love) Alison Limerick - Come Back (For Real Love) 1991  
Got To Get Away Off-Shore - Got To Get Away 1991  
Mindbuster Oliver Cheatham - Mindbuster 1991  
In My Life B.E.F. - In My Life 1991  
Womanchild Bemshi - Womanchild 1992  
Don't Talk Just Kiss Right Said Fred - Don't Talk Just Kiss 1992  
Take Me Up Sonic Surfers - Take Me Up 1992  
Magic Man KC Flightt - Magic Man 1993  
Can't Stop The Rhythm Masters At Work - Can't Stop The Rhythm 1993  
Feel Good Party Time JR Funk & The Party Machine - Feel Good Party Time 1994  
Adults Only Club 69 - Adults Only 1995  
Getting Away With Murder Patti Austin - Getting Away With Murder 1995  
Free AK Soul - Free 1996  
Keep On Jumping Todd Terry - Keep On Jumping 1996  
Pray DJ Bobo - Pray 1996  
Dub You Like Crazy Mad Professor - Dub You Like Crazy 1997  
It's Alright I Feel It NuYorican Soul - It's Alright I Feel It 1997  
I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun NuYorican Soul - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun 1997  
Take Me Up Liquid Measure - Take Me Up 1997  
Embrace The Power Melodie MC - Embrace The Power 1997  
Fake / Give Me Back Your Love Melodie MC - Fake / Give Me Back Your Love 1997  
The Ultimate Experience Melodie MC - The Ultimate Experience (album) 1997  
Respect Yourself DJ Bobo - Respect Yourself 18th Feb 1997  
Real Man Melodie MC - Real Man 13th May 1997  
Little Lives Adele Bertei - Little Lives 1998  
Suspense Anthony & The Camp - Suspense 1998  
Show You Love AK Soul - Show You Love 1998  
Fun Da Mob - Fun 1998  
Special Love Jestofunk - Special Love 1998  
Move On  Melodie MC - Move On  1998  
Fake Melodie MC - Fake 1998  
Nights Over Egypt Incognito - Nights Over Egypt 1999  
I Believe Jamestown - I Believe 1999  
Riding on the Wings Motiv8 - Riding on the Wings 1999  
It's All Good Da Mob - It's All Good 14th Apr 1999  
Universal Mother Jestofunk - Universal Mother 2000  
Revolution Dalida - Revolution 2001  
Believe Ministers De La Funk - Believe 2001  
That's How Good Your Love Is Il Padrinos - That's How Good Your Love Is 2002  
Suspicious Stitch - Suspicious 2002  
I'm A Woman Cassius - I'm A Woman 11th Jun 2002  
A Better World (with Loleatta Holloway) Ageha - A Better World (with Loleatta Holloway) 2003  
Mindbuster Miami Collective - Mindbuster 2003  
Get Down Saturday Night Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night 2003  
Gotta Be JB Significant Others - Gotta Be JB 2003  
Hooked On You Cerrone - Hooked On You 2004  
You Are The One Cerrone - You Are The One 2004  
Hold Me Up Glory - Hold Me Up 2004  
Beautiful Day Hardage - Beautiful Day 2004  
Gipsy Rhythm Raul Orellana - Gipsy Rhythm 2004  
Sing, Pull Up Roni Size - Sing, Pull Up 2005  
Thanks To Deejays The JB Experience - Thanks To Deejays 2005  
Something Goin'On 2005 Todd Terry - Something Goin'On 2005 2005  
Keep On Jumpin 2005 Todd Terry - Keep On Jumpin 2005 2005  
Losing My Mind Miami Collective - Losing My Mind Aug 2005  
All About The Music The AllStars Collective - All About The Music 2007  
I Don't Want You Anymore Noferini & Kortezman - I Don't Want You Anymore Oct 2007  
The Lollipop Delicious Allstars - The Lollipop 2008  
Love Alibi Camboso - Love Alibi 2009  
Set Me Free Blame - Set Me Free 2010  
Believe Antoine Clamaran - Believe Jan 2011  
Friends Always Ben Hur - Friends Always 19th Oct 2011  
In The Middle Soulpersona - In The Middle Dec 2011  
How Can I Soulpersona - How Can I 5th Aug 2012  
Worthy Richard Earnshaw - Worthy 15th Oct 2012  
You Are Everything Louie Vega - You Are Everything 4th Dec 2015  
Don't Quit (Be A Believer) Diephuis and Eastar - Don't Quit (Be A Believer) 1st Apr 2016  
I'm So Glad Marquis Hawkes - I'm So Glad 9th Sep 2016  

Songwriting

Embrace The Power Melodie MC - Embrace The Power 1997  
Real Man Melodie MC - Real Man 13th May 1997  

 



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Jocelyn Brown biography

Jocelyn Lorette Brown was born in Kingston, North Carolina in November 25th, 1950 from a musical family. Here is how she describes herself : "Jocelyn Brown's a singer. A black woman from North Carolina, migrated from there to New York City and from there to London. Who has a background of Gospel history, came through with contemporary music through my aunt Barbara Gaskin or Barbara Roy. Educated with music through being a background singer and also through my family who are also ministral singers. On the professional side, more so on doing background work and doing a lot of studio work. She's a mother of three children. She's a woman that stands firmly on her feet about all things. She tries to understand all things. She's open-minded, very tender. And my love of God is wonderful, you know, I love the Lord of all my heart."

She began her career singing with groups like Kleeer, Machine, Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes and Change (her voice is featured on 3 tracks : A Lover's Holiday, It's A Girl's Affair and Angel In My Pocket. She was credited as Jocelyn Shaw, which was her married name). Then she became the lead vocalist for the project Inner Life, back in 1979. That's how she released hits like Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Moment Of My Life, I Like It Like That, Make It Last Forever or I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair). She also took part to Musique's Push Push In The Bush (with Christine Wiltshire) and Keep On Jumpin. Musique's producer/cowriter Patrick Adams said : "Jocelyn Brown and Christine Wiltshire were the two greatest living vocalists to me. Christine had been in Luther Vandross' original group on Cotillion, and she introduced me to Jocelyn. All through my life, Jocelyn has been like a charm for me. Jocelyn had the strength and gospel background, and Christine had the refinement and precision to make for some really slick backgrounds. Together, with whatever third person they brought to the party, it was a gas." During the eighties she kept on contributing to disco and soul projects such as Chic (Soup For One), George Benson (Give Me The Night), Bernard Edwards (for instance his album Glad To Know You), Candido (Jingo), Manu Dibango (Soul Mokassa LP), Salsoul Orchestra's (Christmas Jollies II), Culture Club and Janis Ian. She also did backing vocals for Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Roberta Flack, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Patti Austin, Bette Midler, Michael Bolton, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Billy Idol and Steve Winwood.

Later in the 80's she worked with Jellybean on many singles such as Love's Gonna Get You. Afterwards she discovered that her voice had been sampled from this song in Snap's song The Power. "I thought I had been cheated. That I had been ripped of. That no one even cared about the fact that, how I was the singer there and no one paid me. No one respected the fact that they got it from there. No one acknowledged me or anything, it was very painful, it was... it's very hard to know that everyone else was living of that, but me. It's still to this day - it's the same exact way. The very serious rights. It was only because Jellybean gave the rights and didn't respect anybody else, and he knows that." Jocelyn explains. She also admits she is one of the most sampled female voices in the businesss. The song Love's Gonna Get You was also the base for Bizarre Inc.'s song I'm Gonna Get You in 1992. This tune was credited Bizarre Inc. feat. Angie Brown (who is not a relative of Jocelyn's). It was also sampled by Photon Inc. on Generate Power in 1991, by DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr, which appeared on The Early Years compilation of Strictly Rhythm, by Moby on Go (Instinct, 1991) with "Yeeeeaaaaah!", by Deputy Of Love on Deputy Of Love the same year, by Sophia's Running So Hard (in 1992), and by Cool N' Cat in Why Waste Your Time.

Her recent contributions to dance artists and projects singles are numerous : she took part to Melodie MC's last album and DJ Bobo's World In Motion. She released a duo with her friend Kym Mazelle (No More Tears). There was also Incognito's Always There which reached # 6 in the UK charts in 1991s. Jocelyn worked with Incognito again after that on their 1999 album. She has worked a lot with Masters At Work in both M.A.W. records (such as Can't Stop The Rhythm in 1993) and in their NuYorican Soul project. Another big hit was Right Said Fred's Don't Talk, Just Kiss which reached # 3 in the UK charts. In 1995, the diva teamed up with the group Serious to record two albums for the Japanese market : Jocelyn's Classic R&B Mastercuts and Jocelyn's Classic Reggae Mastercuts. On the 3rd November 1997 she teamed up which the Kama Sutra project to release a single entitled Happiness. Other dance acts she's been singing with are Alyson Williams, Karisma, Off Shore, Da Mob (in 1998), Motiv 8, Jestofunk, Jamestown and AK Soul (Free, Show You Love in 1998 which she also co-wrote).

From the beginning of her carreer, she considers she has taken part to more than 200 songs. Brown is one of the most "gay-friendly" divas around, with frequent appearances in night-clubs, the Gay Pride celebrations in London and also at the Manchester Mardi Gras festival. Jocelyn also appeared on Gaytime TV in the "Torchsong" spot.

As for her solo carreer, she released many albums. She wrote her massive 1984 hit Somebody Else's Guy together with her sister, Annette Brown (and re-released it in 1998). Jocelyn also sang 2 songs on Disney's soundtrack for the animated movie Hercules : The Gospel Truth and A Star Is Born. She continues to write songs with her sister Annette, who also helps manage her family members' creative activities.

Jocelyn created her own label, called Itsallgood Music. She appeared on many jingles for brands such as McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Sprite, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Maxwell, American Express just to name a few.

2002 : her voice was featured by the project Risque for the single Black Skin and by Cassius for the very succesful hit I'm A Woman.

2004 : in December she recorded with Tatjana Orffé the single Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys. Her voice was featured by Cerrone on Hooked On You, then a few mothns later on You Are The One.

2006 : in May, Jocelyn released an album gathering many previously unreleased tracks.

2007 : Jocelyn appeared in the real-TV show "Just the Two Of Us", starting January 2nd on BBC1. The concept : nine celebrities will be singing for survival when they are paired with some of the world's biggest recording stars to perform live every night.

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Jocelyn Brown biography was last updated Sat, January 13th 2018



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