Marsha Ambrosius Salutes “The Crown Prince of Reggae,” Dennis Brown With Amazing Cover

blame it on JES7 March 12, 2016

It has been said that lovers rock legend Dennis Brown was considered one of Bob Marley’s favorite reggae artists, even honoring him with the prestigious title, “The Crown Prince of Reggae.”

Born Dennis Emmanuel Brown in Kingston, Jamaica, the illustrious vocalist has an extensive discography, spanning all the way back from the late 60s until the early-to-mid 90s — and has worked with everyone from legendary producers such as Joe Gibbs, Prince Buster and Herman Chin Loy, labels Studio One and Trojan, as well as artists that include Horace Andy, John Holt and the King of Lovers Rock himself — Gregory Isaacs. To say that Brown was to reggae as Curtis Mayfield or Marvin Gaye was to Motown/R&B music is not far from the truth.

February 1st recently marked what would have been Brown’s 59th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, VP Records decided to deliver cover records of Brown’s classic songs for the following 5 weeks.

Today, we offer you the lovely Marsha Ambrosius‘ cover of his 1981, Sly & Robbie-produced single “Have You Ever Been In Love.”