Benjamin F. Brown

An accomplished bassist and composer, renowned throughout the music industry,
Benjamin F. Brown is one of New York’s most distinguished musicians and Music
Directors. A native of Opa-Locka, Florida, Benjamin F. Brown grew up in a family to
whom music was second nature. He began his studies on guitar, but switched his focus
in 1970, when Miami Dade Junior College offered him a scholarship to study bass.
Brown moved on to the University of Miami, graduating with a B.A. in 1974. By that
time, he had begun working professionally, backing such musicians as Barney Kessel,
Mose Allison, Freddie Hubbard and Sonny Stitt.

Mr. Brown’s credits include James Brown, Al Green, the Jimmy Heath Quartet, Harry
Sweets Edison, Al Haig, George Benson, Tony Bennet, and the Mike Longo Trio. Also,
extensive engagements with Lena Horne’s successful show, The Lady and Her Music,
long associations with Gregory Hines, Ruth Brown and Blossom Dearie, and on and off
Broadway shows that include: Sophisticated Ladies (The Duke Ellington Orchestra),
Singing' in the Rain, The Wild Party (Eartha Kitt), Never Gonna Dance, Jelly’s Last Jam
(Gregory Hines), The Look of Love (Burt Bacharach), Harlem Song (George Wolfe), Thou
Shalt Not (Harry Connick, Jr.). Brown’s movie credits include Sweet & Lowdown dir.
Woody Allen and The Good Shepherd dir. Robert De Niro. Recently, Brown original
Broadway production Oprah Winfrey’s hit, The Color Purple, featuring Fantasia & Chaka
khan and Shrek. and recorded Sesame Street soundtracks from Season 27-40. Presently
working on upcoming Production called Cool PaPa.

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Lonely Lady (All About Baby)
Written by Benjamin F. Brown and McKinley Winston.
Sung by McKinley Winston with Ron Seykell.

 


All About Baby
Written by Benjamin F. Brown and McKinley Winston.
Sung by Darius De Haas in the character of Miss Lady.

 


I Ain’t Got A Son No More (All About Baby)
Written by Benjamin F. Brown and McKinley Winston.
Sung by Debbi Blackwell-Cook in the role of Conjure Connie.

 


You Said Something (All About Baby)
Written by Benjamin F. Brown and McKinley Winston. 
Sung by Debbi Blackwell-Cook in the role of Conjure Connie.

 


Dance With The Devil (Dance With the Devil)
Written by Benjamin F. Brown and McKinley Winston. 
Sung by Debbi Blackwell-Cook in the role of Lou Bertha.