CD release honors reggae’s crown prince

CD release honors reggae’s ‘crown prince’

No less an authoritative figure than Bob Marley dubbed Dennis Brown “the Crown Prince of Reggae,” and throughout an extraordinary career that began at age 13, he was arguably the genre’s finest pure singer.

His velvet voice was always rich, resonant and alluring, and Brown’s proficiency with ballads and love songs was so great that he helped launch a reggae strain that would be deemed “Lovers Rock.” But despite his huge popularity throughout the Caribbean and in England, Brown only enjoyed sporadic success in America.

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