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Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Brown

CareerBrown started out in the late 1970s singing on records by studio-created bands like Revanche, Musique, Inner Life, Disco Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes, Cerrone, Bad Girls, Chic, and Change, later singing with Salsoul Orchestra, Soiree or Dazzle in 1979.In 1980, she appeared in Bette Midler's concert movie Divine Madness singing backup as a "Harlette" along with Ula Hedwig and Diva Gray.In 1984, Brown released a number of singles in her own name, including "Somebody Else's Guy" (later rerecorded in 1997 by CeCe Peniston), which made it #2 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart (#75 on the Hot 100) and became the title track of her first album (a compilation of tracks from her career to date), released that same year. Although she scored another big Dance (and minor R&B) hit two years later with the oft-sampled tune, "Love's Gonna Get You," her solo career never really took off and she continued to sing on other people's records.She has more than twenty hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, four of which have hit number one (not including two #1 dance hits she had in the late 1970s as a guest vocalist with Patrick Adams' studio band, Musique). She continues to record house music and have chart hits in the 21st century. She toured with Boy George, as a backing vocalist, worldwide with Culture Club in 1985 and appeared on their 1986 album, From Luxury to Heartache. In 1987, she co-wrote with Boy George his top 30 United Kingdom hit, "Keep Me In Mind".Since 1990, she has lived in London. In 1990, the line "I've got the power" was sampled from her 1986 dance hit, Love's Gonna Get You by electronica group Snap! for their worldwide hit, The Power as well as hip hop group Boogie Down Productions on their single "Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)". Brown also appeared on Right Said Fred's smash hit "Don't Talk Just Kiss".Brown appeared on both seasons of BBC One's celebrity singing talent show Just the Two of Us; first with TV presenter Matt Allwright (placing sixth), then with actor John Bardon from EastEnders (placing fourth). In 2006, Brown released a CD entitled Unreleased. Her cousin, Shaun Gaskins, says "she took it back to what she knows best, real singing. A lot people should take note and watch how a real diva gets down".In 2007, Brown collaborated with The AllStars both live, at a series of music festivals in the UK, and in the studio recording of their new album, All About the Music. She also sang the United States national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, at Wembley Stadium, for the first ever regular season American football game played on foreign soil. The game was between the New York Giants and the winless Miami Dolphins.In 2011, she returned to British reality television, appearing in the second series of Pop star to Opera star, but was voted out in week two of the show in the second of two heats after being sent home by the judging panel after being in the bottom two of the public phone vote. Jocelyn sang a 'gypsy song' from the musical 'Carmen', well known for its accomplished arias and performances.

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Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy

Somebody Else's Guy

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Jocelyn Brown - Nuyorican Soul - I Am Black Gold Of The Sun

I Am Black Gold Of The Sun

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Cerrone - Jocelyn Brown - Hooked on You

Hooked on You

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D.O.N.S. - Jocelyn Brown - Sombody Elses Guy

Sombody Elses Guy

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Jocelyn Brown - AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH

AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH

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Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Elses Guy

Somebody Elses Guy

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Jocelyn Brown - Population - I Just Wanna Make Love To You

I Just Wanna Make Love To You

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Hercule - Jocelyn Brown - The Gospel Truth

The Gospel Truth

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Hardage - Jocelyn Brown - Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

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Jocelyn Brown - Believe

Believe

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Jocelyn Brown - I Didn't Know

I Didn't Know

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Jocelyn Brown - Jon Cutler - One

One

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Hercule - Jocelyn Brown - I Won't Say

I Won't Say

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