Tag Archives: Dennis Brown

The Hit That Never Was

The latest Hit That Never Was features the great Dennis Brown, the sadly departed reggae artist, Brown was loved by his legions of fans, including Bob Marley who dubbed him the Crown Prince of Reggae“. Dennis Brown had a prolific career which began in the late 1960’s when he was aged eleven. Brown recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of Lovers Rock, a sub-genre of reggae. After long successful but often tumultuous career, Browns’s health began to deteriorate in the late 1990’s. He had developed respiratory issues, probably exacerbated by longstanding problems with drug addiction, namely crack cocaine. On the evening of 30 June 1999, he was rushed to Kingston’s University Hospital, suffering from cardiac arrest. He died the next day, the official cause of his death was a collapsed lung.

Dennis Brown’s vast body of work includes superb covers of internationally
well-known songs, not least of all is his impassioned version of Peter Green’s, Black Magic WomanA major figure of the British Blues movement and founder of Fleetwood Mac, Green has often been lauded by the likes of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page and was 38th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Norman B had the honor of going to high school with Peter Green.

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Good Books. Great Guests.

                       

The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special with a distinguished panel of experts: David Ulinbook critic of The Los Angels TimesMark Haskell Smithauthor of five novels,  MoistDelicious,Salty, Baked, and Raw: A Love Storyand the non-fiction book Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis CupDavid Zweig, writer, lecturer and musician, his first non-fiction book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion. Here are photos of our guests, see if you can match the author with the books they selected?

David Zweig

David Zweig

Mark H Smith

Mark Haskell Smith

David Ulin

David Ulin

Also in the next edition of Life Elsewhere a first-rate selection for the Hit That Never Was, the late, great, crown prince of reggae, Dennis Brown with a cover of a universally much-loved song, written by a high school friend of Norman B. Another test, can you guess the title and the name of the person who wrote it?

The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special 

9.00am ET, Monday, July 7

WMNF 88.5fm

www.wmnf.org

Podcast

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The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special

The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special with a distinguished panel of experts: David Ulin, book critic of The Los Angels TimesMark Haskell Smithauthor of five novels,  MoistDelicious, Salty, Baked, and Raw: A Love Story, and the non-fiction book Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup; David Zweig, writer, lecturer and musician, his first non-fiction book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion. Below we present, in no particular order, the jackets of the books our guests have chosen for Summer Reading. See if you can match each expert with the books they selected?

Also in the next edition of Life Elsewhere a first-rate selection for the Hit That Never Was, the late, great, crown prince of reggae, Dennis Brown with a cover of a universally and much-loved song, written by a high school friend of Norman B. Another test, can you guess the title and the name of the person who wrote it?

David Zweig

David Zweig

Mark H Smith

Mark Haskell Smith

David Ulin

David Ulin


 

 

 

  

                       

The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special 

9.00am ET, Monday, July 7

WMNF 88.5fm

www.wmnf.org

Podcast

Life Elsewhere is now available on Stitcher 
Stitcher is radio on demand
Download the free app today and listen anytime, anywhere