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Flashback Friday: Dennis Emmanuel Brown "Here I Come (Love and Hate)" • Boomshots
Timeless Words of Wisdom From Reggae’s Crown Prince Dennis Emmanuel Brown released his debut album, No Man Is An Island, to the world in 1969. At 12 years old, the singer saw instant success, which foreshadowed his bright career of nearly 80 albums. This Flashback Friday, we musically livicate the “Crown Prince of Reggae” on his Earthstrong weekend, through the lyrics of his 1977 smash hit, “Here I Come” (Love and Hate). More After The Jump… At 9 years old, Brown shadowed his musical mentors, Byron Lee and The Dragonaires. During this time, he gained the attention of the legendary producer, Clement “Coxsone” Dodd. The producer worked with him on most of the songs for his debut album.”Here I Come” was released in 1977 on the album, Wolf & Leopards. This album was produced on his own label, DEB in the UK and by Weed Beat in Jamaica. The lyrics of “Here I Come” are based on Psalms 23. This psalm was written by King David, “a man after God’s own heart”(Acts 13:22): Psalms 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my …