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The Story behind Tom Browne’s “Funkin For Jamaica (N.Y.)” (1980)

Jazz

One of Queen’s finest, jazz trumpeter, Tom Browne, recorded what would become a Billboard #1 R&B chart topper back in 1980 – a funky, soulful laden track titled “Funkin’ for Jamaica (N.Y.)

This is a nice little feature giving us some insight into the studio when Browne and his band mates recorded his hit single. At the same time, we get an illustrated take on the history of some of the places and artists within his neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens.

To expand on his career, Mr. Browne sheds some light on the highs and lows he encountered, and where he decided to project himself for the future and stability of his family.

and the full video in all its glory