Tom Brock (singer)

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Tom Brock
Birth nameTom James Brocker
Born(1942-08-25)August 25, 1942
Austin, Texas, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedMay 25, 2002(2002-05-25) (aged 59)
Richmond, California, United States [1]
Genres Soul
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Labels 20th Century

Tom James Brocker [1] (August 25, 1942 – May 25, 2002), known as Tom Brock, was an American soul singer, born in Austin, Texas. Brock worked with Barry White on the 20th Century Records label in the 1970s. [2] He wrote songs for Gloria Scott's 1974 album What Am I Gonna Do?, including "A Case of Too Much Love Makin". [2] That same year he also released his one and only album, I Love You More And More, which included a highly popular title track. [3] The album was produced by White and Gene Page. [3] The song "There's Nothing in This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You" was later sampled by producer Just Blaze for the single "Girls, Girls, Girls" on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint in 2001. [4] This led to renewed interest in Brock, and in 2003 (a year after Brock died), the album was re-released on CD. [5] The song "I Love You More and More" was later sampled by producer Minnesota for the single "The Panties" on Mos Def/Yasiin Bey's album The New Danger in 2004. [6]

He died of natural causes on May 25, 2002, in his home in Richmond, California.

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