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Jocelyn Brown


Jocelyn is one of the great disco divas. Her work can be compared to that of Loleatta Holloway, and Rochelle Fleming .


Jocelyn Brown, an african american R&B and dance music singer, was born on November 25, 1950 in Kingston North Carolina. Although she has only one Hot 100 chart entry to her credit ("Somebody Else's Guy," #75 in 1984), she has an extensive background in the music industry and is considered legendary in the dance club music world. She has been a member of the groups Bad Girls, Inner Life and Salsoul Orchestra and has sung background vocals for Luther Vandross, George Benson, John Lennon and others. She has over twenty hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, four of which have hit #1 ("Love's Gonna Get You" in 1986, "Keep On Jumpin'" in 1996, "Something Goin' On" in 1997 and "Fun" in 1998). She continues to record house music and has had chart hits well into the 21st century, including providing vocals to the track "I'm A Woman" for Cassius in 2002. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jocelyn_Brown [Aug 2005]


It comes to no surprise after hearing Brown's voice to learn that her background is rooted in gospel. Born in 1950 in Kingston, SC, Brown grew up in a very musical and religious family. [...]

Session Singer

  • Jocelyn sang with studio groups Inner Life on Salsoul and Musique on Prelude records in the late seventies.
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Inner Life features a magnificent mix Larry Levan
  • Musique - Vocals on 'Push Push In The Bush' and 'Keep On Jumpin''
  • Vocals on Candido's Jingo
  • and on Many Dibango's Soul Makossa LP
  • Salsoul Orchestra Sang on Christmas Jollies II


  • Jocelyn Brown "Somebody else's guy" (Remix)(4th & B'way Records 12", 1984) - Killer mixes by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai

    Patrick Adams

    Here's what Musique's producer/cowriter Patrick Adams has to say about Jocelyn and Christine (Wiltshire) heard on "In the Bush":
    "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.

    Acid Jazz

    By the beginning of the 1990s, DJ legend and early Incognito fan Gilles Peterson had founded the Talkin' Loud label, and he made Incognito one of his first signings. The 1991 single "Always There" (with vocals by Jocelyn Brown) became a Top Ten hit as part of Britain's booming acid jazz scene, prompting the release of Incognito's second album overall, Inside Life. It was largely a studio affair, with Maunick and engineer Simon Catsworth directing a large cast with many of the best musicians in Britain's fertile groove community.[...]


    1. Somebody Else's Guy (1984) - Jocelyn Brown [1 CD, Amazon US]
      1. Somebody Else's Guy [Remix] 2. I Wish You Would 3. Hot Blood 4. I'm Caught up (In a One Night Love Affair) 5. Ain't No Mountain High Enough 6. Hot Natured Woman 7. Somebody Else's Guy [Original Version] 8. Somebody Else's Guy [Dub] 9. Somebody Else's Guy [Acapella] 10. I'm Somebody Else's Guy [Special Rap Version Featuring: Frederick "M.C. 11. Somebody Else's Guy [7" Version]) 12. You Got Me [...]
    2. Give Your Body Up: Club Classics & House Foundations , vol. 2 [Amazon US]
      If you want to find out about the roots of modern American club culture, this is the series to start. [...]
      1. Just Us - Two Tons O' Fun 2. Baby I'm Scared Of You - Womack & Womack 3. Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown 4. Touch And Go - Ecstasy, Passion & Pain 5. Love Is The Message - MFSB 6. Running Away - Roy Ayers Ubiquity 7. Now That We Found Love - Thirld World 8. Bra - Cymande 9. Down To Love Town - The Originals 10. Over And Over - Sylvester

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