FRIDAY FLASHBACK: Born and raised in Queens, New York, an up and coming jazz trumpeter named Tom Browne would release his second solo album “Love Approach” in 1980. Paying homage to his hometown (an area known as Jamaica Queens, not the island of Jamaica), Tom wrote a song called “Funkin’ For Jamaica (New York)” that would end up being the album’s lead single. With vocal contributions by Toni Smith (who sounded amazingly like Chaka Khan) the song became a favorite on radio stations nationwide. Tom once credited Chaka for releasing her “Naughty” album that year because he felt it helped his song to reach the Number One spot on the Billboard R&B Chart. His song sat in that top position for 4 weeks. Tom would have one more R&B hit “Thigh’s High (Grip Your Hips and Move)” off of his third album “Magic” the following year.Here is “Funkin’ For Jamaica”. Enjoy!!!!
Posted by Tony Johnson on 2015年8月28日
“Funkin’ For Jamaica”