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Welcome to the Smooth sounds of dee Brown

Detroit based Guitarist dee Brown serves up a Groove Jazz Gem With "Brown Sugar Honey-Coated Love"

Featuring the current radio hit "Natural Love", the Wes Montgomery-George Benson style player releases his third CD and debut album on Innervision Records.

PRLog - Nov. 10, 2014 - DETROIT -- On his Innervision Records debut dee Brown, whose tasty melodies, grooves and vibe perfectly reflect its unforgettable title: Brown Sugar, Honey-Coated Love collaborates with some of Detroit’s best local talent including Desi McCullers, Jr. The son of one of the original Motown “Funk Brothers”; Valdez Brantley, longtime keyboardist and MD for Usher; his brother, bassist Kern Brantley, Musical Director for Lady Gaga; Chip Dixson, a notable gospel player, “soul trumpeter” and instrumental recording artist Lin Rountree and DJ Shannon Weiss.

Realizing that jazz comes out tastier when he’s inspired by and bouncing ideas off musicians and songwriters he admires, Brown co-penned with Dixson “Honeycomb and “I’m Here For You (I’ll Never Leave You),” featuring the soulful vocals of co-writer Shaunia Edwards.   In addition, the guitarist co-wrote seven new tracks with Valdez, including “My Love’s Forever” (with McCullers); “Smile Again” (with lead vocal by co-writer Arnell Carmichael); “Pleasurable Dream” (featuring Brown on scat vocals); “Ice Cream Sunday”; “Natural Love”; and the infectious title track featuring Rountree’s soaring trumpet and flugelhorn. Brown includes a glorious, old school cover of The Intruders’ Philly Soul hit “I’ll Always Love My Mama” as a dedication to his beloved mother, Roceal Brown.

Where does all the sweetness on Brown Sugar, Honey-Coated Love come from? Same place Brown’s music always has--his faith in God. Raised in church, Brown plays gospel music every Sunday at his congregation Baptist World Changers in Detroit. To that end, Brown happily offers thoughtful and dynamic music that stands apart in today’s crowded contemporary urban jazz landscape. The guitarist also notes that just as honey is natural sugar, his sound and his tunes come from an organic, soulful place.

"Even when I’m playing music that both fans of sacred and secular music can enjoy, that’s always a foundational inspiration for me as a songwriter and artist.”

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"My father George "Sonny" Brown introduced me to Jazz and improvisational music, had that not happen, I would've never known my true passion. ‘Sonny’ is the song I dedicate to my dad, and ‘A Little Elbowroom’ is the CD that is dedicated to the man who is my true hero George "Sonny" Brown."



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SONNY by dee Brown (full version) Nu Groove Records

Here is dee Brown's first complete music video. It is a dedication to his late father, George "Sonny" Brown. Who introduced Be-Bop-jazz and his love for musi...
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""QUE BUEN ROLLO" your music makes me feel good it´s like to wake up in a beautifull place. My best Wishes for this new 2010."
Jan 18, 2010

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After years of absorbing his father’s love and knowledge of jazz, Demitris Brown better known as dee, re-paid George (Sonny) Brown one more time with the new release of the CD titled “A Little Elbowroom”. The elder Brown passed away May 2, 2009, and dee’s new recording pays tribute to the man who was responsible for his emergence into the music theatre. Read More
While growing up in Detroit MI, Brown, the youngest of three children, was exposed to the recordings of his fatherís favorite artists: Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Les McCann, Cannonball Adderly, West Montgomery, Charles Christian and George Benson. Known to most as Sonny, dee’s father would enlighten his son of how significant these legendary musicians were in the scope of jazz history.
“We would talk for hours about the greats in jazz,” explained dee. “He was also my biggest critic. I would bring over new songs as we were working on them, and we would sit down outside and listen to them. During the recording of 'A Little Elbowroom', I had pre-mixed three new songs.
As he laid in the bed, he said “I like them all, but that second song, that’s your hit.” “At the time, I had no name for that track. I decided later to pay my respect to my dad and named it after his nickname, Sonny.”

Eventually, dee dedicated the entire project to his father. “If it wasnít for him introducing me to jazz, I would have never found my true love and passion,” said dee. “On this CD I want to really show my love for my instrument the guitar. Many of the tracks will feature a lot of guitar work along with the sax.”

Also appearing on “A Little Elbowroom” are saxophonists Dezie McCullers Jr. Darren Rahn, Trumpeter Frank McCullers, producer, writer Valdez Brantley, Chip Dixson, Nate Rarasim, bassist Dave Henderson, Kern Brantley, vocalists Gerard Brooks and Dee D’mitri.

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At 1:54pm on August 6, 2010, Petra Caramela said…
Hi Dee! Check out my new cd:
Have fun!
At 4:03am on February 2, 2010, Jo Hogan said…
Hey Dee,
Cruising to your tunes. Good to meet via the network
At 7:46am on January 19, 2010, Artur Bayramgalin said…
hey Dee,
thanks for the friendship!
really like your music!GREAT sound!

Artur Bayramgalin
At 3:21am on January 18, 2010, Angela Muro said…
"QUE BUEN ROLLO" your music makes me feel good it´s like to wake up in a beautifull place. My best Wishes for this new 2010.
At 8:05pm on January 17, 2010, Cres O'Neal said…
Hey Dee:

Thanks for the invite. Absolutely love the vibe here.


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