Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Brown
Release date
01 January 1970
Jocelyn Brown
01 January 1970 |

Born in North Carolina, Jocelyn was raised in Kinston with her Grandmother before moving to New York. Jocelyn came from a family where her Grandmother, Mother, two aunts and a cousin all sang, but it was her aunt Barbara Roy, who sang with female vocal group EPP that inspired her to sing seriously.

Appearing initially as a soloist in Church with various Brooklyn gospel choirs, Jocelyn made the crossover into Disco music early, going on to perform with bands including Kleer, Inner Life and the Salsoul Orchestra. Jocelyn’s recording career defines itself, having worked with many of the best Soul, Raregroove and Disco producers, artists and musicians of our time, a list that includes Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Roberta Flack, Janis Joplin, Patrick Adams, Leroy Burgess, Cerrone, Change, Herbie Mann, Milton Wright, … The list goes on!

Her unaccredited vocal hook for Snaps I Got the Power is just one of countless examples of Jocelyn’s voice being sampled across the genres, each time reinforcing her indelible impact on contemporary music.