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West Coast Coolin
Norman Brown
West Coast Coolin
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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Each of his five albums has charted Top 5 Contemporary Jazz and his last four have also reached the R&B Top 50. A Smooth Jazz star with a major Urban AC audience, Norman Brown follows 2002?s Grammy®-winning Just Chillin? w...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Norman Brown
Title: West Coast Coolin
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 9/21/2004
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Smooth Jazz, Contemporary R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624871323, 093624871361

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Each of his five albums has charted Top 5 Contemporary Jazz and his last four have also reached the R&B Top 50. A Smooth Jazz star with a major Urban AC audience, Norman Brown follows 2002?s Grammy®-winning Just Chillin? with West Coast Coolin?, featuring songs written by Eric Benét, James Poyser and Norman Brown himself. Renowned for his guitar sound, Brown now debuts his sexy, slick vocals on West Coast Coolin?, including a remake of Marvin Gaye?s classic "What?s Goin? On." As West Coast Coolin? proves, there?s no one smoother or cooler than Norman Brown.

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CD Reviews

Soothing & Soulful....
E. B. Hopkins | Seattle, WA | 09/26/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I was very excited when I first learned of the Norman Brown CD coming out, I have all the others, and I had to be first online to get it. My wife and I took a ride in the sunny (yes, sunny) afternoon sunshine of Seattle and we listened...intently.

This effort seems to fortify my original thoughts about Norman and his guitar playing skills. This man plays the guitar as if it's a part of his soul, and he brings that passion to life with this release. Is it his best thus far? No, but it's well worth the money if you're a Norman Brown fan, and a Smooth Jazz Guitar fan, you can't sleep on this one.

Being a Electronica musician myself, I can appreciate Norman's Pro Tools programming on this CD, it's not easy. If anyone says it is, they have no clue.

It's hard to pick a favorite track right now, but I'd say that 'Come Over' was the track that really caught my ear. Its sexy, sultry feel sounded oh so good and so old school with the nu school twist.

No, Norman's not Wes and he's never attempted to be. As was mentioned earlier however, you can't listen without hearing George Benson's influence big time within the music! I believe that if George was at a youthful stage today in his music career, he'd sound allot like this.

Bottom line, get this one! The vocal offerings are just fantastic too! The Marvin Gaye remake of 'What's Going On' is simply inspired! I can foresee another Grammy award for Mr. Brown! This one's hott! Yes, with 2 T's!

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WOW, I feel like I've been cheated!
Michael Emile Breaux | DC area | 02/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I listen to the radio and hear the most snappy yet smooth guitar I've ever heard--I had to buy it. When I go to get it, I find out "Take Me There" is old! I buy this CD and it's JAMMIN!. I search this web site to album my song is on, listen to the samples, and almost cry. Norman Brown has albums after albums of some of the smoothest jazzyiest funkiest....man. Like I've been missing out..like I was cheated all these years. Now I've gotta spend all my DVD money and catch up.

Mike in DC"
Better than the last.
Derek Johnson | United Kingdom | 10/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I been a fan of Norman Brown from the get go. Since leaving MOjazz for Warner Bros, I have noticed a change in his style. But for me this change hasn't been for the worse. I really enjoyed this album, far more than Norman's last effort, as there was more sugary songs on that joint than this.Favorities? West Coast Coolin', Come over, Let's play, and angel, not forgetting I might. Highly Recommended."