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Dennis Brown - On The Rocks FLAC album

Performer: Dennis Brown
Genre: Reggae
Title: On The Rocks
Country: US
Released: 1981
Style: Reggae
FLAC version ZIP size: 1446 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1281 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1533 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 541

On the Rocks is an album by the Byron Band, taking its name from their singer, British rock vocalist David Byron. Despite featuring Byron and lauded guitarist Robin George the album didn't achieve commercial success. The original UK vinyl release, on Creole Records, came with a poster of the sleeve's artwork. It was first issued on CD in 1996, by the German specialist label Repertoire (Repertoire REP 431).

Dennis Emmanuel Brown. Errol''Black Steel''Nicholson. a707 for capturing the vibes! A serious high five to ROTR for showcasing such beautiful inspiring females on their lineup! Hands down we all represented something phenomenal!!! Let's do it all again soon!

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1978's Visions of Dennis Brown contained some of the fruits of their labor, and unusually, many of the album's strongest tracks never graced a 45, helping to push the sales of this stunning record even higher. The following year, a resurrected "Money in My Pocket" gave the pair a mega-hit and spawned the Words of Wisdom album, which also boasted the classic "Ain't That Loving Yo. By 1979, Brown was already a legend, even though he'd barely reached adulthood. This is not usually a fatal condition, but Brown was so weakened from drug use that he expired on the table. Brown's legacy, however, was in no danger as new compilations, best-of collections, and reissues continued to appear regularly.

Listen to music from Dennis Brown like Revolution, Money In My Pocket & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Dennis Brown. Brown's first recording was "Lips of Wine" recorded for Derrick Harriott (The Musical Chariot), but this was not released initially. He then recorded for Coxsone Dodd at Studio One, and Dodd released Brown's first single, "No Man is an Island".

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That, however, never applied to Dennis Brown. You can bet that when Dennis took the mic in any context, he was giving his best. And that best was almost invariably excellent, as it was on his 1981 album Foul Play. Foul Play finds Dennis in the right company; the album is co-produced by Joe Gibbs, with whom a lot of Dennis Brown’s greatest glories of the 70s were made, and Clive Hunt, a producer associated with the highest-quality roots music. The album’s opening track, ‘On The Rocks’, is throbbing electro reggae that reflects wider shifts in black music, doubtless influenced by its writer Clive Hunt’s frequent presence in New York. Dean Fraser delivers sax lines that are typical of early 80s pop, and Dennis is totally comfortable singing a song about going for a boogie (yes, he uses that word, trendy in the soul clubs of the time, though almost unheard in reggae) to shake off tough times.


A On The Rocks 4:20
B Foul Play 4:18


  • Producer – Clive Hunt, Joe Gibbs

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): K8423 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): K8423 B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP-12038 Dennis Brown On The Rocks ‎(12") A&M Records SP-12038 US 1981
K8423 Dennis Brown On The Rocks ‎(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records K8423 US 1981
AMS 9136 Dennis Brown On The Rocks ‎(7", Single) A&M Records AMS 9136 Netherlands 1981
2337-S Dennis Brown On The Rocks / World Is Troubled ‎(7", Single) A&M Records 2337-S US 1981
K8423 Dennis Brown On The Rocks ‎(7", Single) A&M Records K8423 US 1981