The Legend Continues....Live In Concert
- Jun 17, 2008
- 3.6 oz
- new (we only sell new items)
- Keelling Reggae
Beginning his career at the young age of 7, Brown's first recording was "Lips of Wine" recorded for Derrick Harriott (The Musical Chariot). In a career that spanned more than thirty years, Dennis worked with many of Reggae's top names including Winston (Niney) Holness, Joe Gibbs, Derrick Harriott, Herman Chin-Loy, Errol Thompson, Sly & Robbie, Gussie Clarke, Tad Dawkins, Trevor Bow, Bunny Lee and Delroy Wright. During the 1990's, Dennis worked with such luminaries as Junior Reid, Black Scorpio, Michael Bennett. And of course Brown recorded legendary tracks with Big Youth in the 1970's. After the reissue of "Money in My Pocket" hit the pop charts in England during the late 70's, he moved to London and earned a contract with A & M Records. In 1994 he was nominated for a Grammy for the album "Light My Fire," but then suddenly passed away on July 1, 1999 of pneumonia due to respiratory failure, while a patient at the University Hospital of the West Indies. In the days leading up to Dennis' funeral, a reported 10,000 mourners filed past the casket. Later, crowds watched a tribute at the National Arena, which included performances from Maxi Priest and Shaggy, as well as an appearance from his five sons. Jamaican Prime Minister Patterson led the eulogies while Dennis Brown became the first entertainer to be buried in the National Heroes. In the word of reggae Dennis Brown is one name that will undoubtedly stand out forever. On The Legend Continues ... Live in Concert, this late, great "Crown Prince of Reggae" demonstrates his ability as a top international star with live footage of previously unreleased performances of classic tracks.