"He was born in Kingston on the first
of February 1956. Ten years later he was among the local artistes
who were billed to entertain guests at the annual West Kingston
Charity Ball held at the National Arena. He was not among the big
name artistes. No he wasn’t. Not until after the Ball. Then
came appearances on the visiting Miriam Makeba and Adam Wade shows
in Kingston and a tour of the island with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires.
In 1968 the late King Curtis, Johnny Nash
and the Sweet Inspirations wended their way into the hearts of Jamaicans
at different times and so did he. Every time. Billed as the ‘Wonder
Boy’. Thereafter recording studios became his natural habitat
and the results speak for themselves.
“No Man Is An Island” was his
first single. And an album of the same name was soon to follow.
“I’ll Never Fall In Love”, “If I Follow
My Heart” - the title tune from his second album, “Lips
Of Wine” from his third album, “Baby Don’t Do
It”, “Things In Life”, “Black Magic Woman”,
“Let Loving”, “What About The Half”, “Money
In My Pocket”, “Silhouette” - his biggest hit
to date are but preludes to the tracks of his fourth album. This
is Dennis Brown’s Best."