Tom Browne (trumpeter)

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Tom Browne
Born (1954-10-30) October 30, 1954 (age 68)
Queens, New York
Genres Funk, jazz, [1] R&B
Years active1979–present
Labels GRP, Arista

Tom Browne (born October 30, 1954) [2] is an American jazz trumpeter. He rose to prominence with Sonny Fortune and had major hits in 1980 and 1981: the No. 1 Billboard magazine R&B single "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" and the No. 4 R&B single "Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)". [3]



Studio albums

YearAlbumPeak chart positionsLabel
US 200
US Jazz
1979 Browne Sugar 147650Arista/GRP
1980 Love Approach 1811
1981Yours Truly97620
Magic 3725
1982Special Edition with Sid McCoyWestwood One
1983 Rockin' Radio 14724Arista
1984Tommy Gun2249
1988No Longer IMalaco
1994Mo' Jamaica FunkHip Bop
1996Another Shade of Browne
1999R 'n' Browne
2010S' UpCheetah
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


YearTitlePeak chart positions
US Dance
1980"Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)"91663010
"Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)"25445
1981"Let's Dance"59
"Fungi Mama"292358
1982"Bye Gones"72
1983"Rockin' Radio"331176
"Secret Fantasy"36
1992"Funkin' for Jamaica" (remix)4045
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

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