Brown Baby Girl

Brown Baby Girl

 
 Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
BandJazzR&B

Our sound gingerly fulfills the listeners longing for creative instrumentation and delectable vocal styling. It reminds R&B of its roots and re-introduces the concept that in jazz there are no rules. A completely new way of musically being. For Booking Contact : Dara Lovett @ 215-275-5213

Biography

The foundation for Brown Baby Girl, the inspired collaboration of Jamie Finegan and Lorenda Robinson, was laid in the fall of 1998 when Lorenda and Jamie wrote their first song together “Ignorant Bliss”. “Ignorant Bliss” was used as the title track on the soundtrack for the (Fisheye and Tonne™ Productions) film (of the same name). With Jamie serving as the creative facilitator, the song’s lyrics and melody, which up to that point, lived only in Lorenda’s head were given life.

Jamie is a musician’s musician. Son of Grammy nominated composer/ arranger Bill Finegan, He composes, arranges, and plays trumpet and piano. His playing credits are myriad and diverse, having recorded, toured and performed all over the world with many great Jazz and blues artists including: Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespe, Don Braden, Geri Mullligan, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Lucky Peterson, Louis Bellson, John Pizzarelli, Rosemary Clooney, Abba Roland, The Tommy Dorsey Jazz Orchestra. He also appears on Jim Hall’s “Textures” and “By Arrangement” (Telarc Jazz TM) and performs with "Fro" a funk collective that features the music of jazz funk rock guitarist Harold Davis.

Jamie has also produced songs for the experimental music group FELNIK (Amulet Records compilation CD entitled: Antidote). The group was founded by himself and percussionist Greg Burrows.

Lorenda is a charismatic entertainer who has collaborated with some of the most promising up and coming talent to hit the rap, jazz and alternative music scenes. Her vocal and writing prowess were featured on the Infectious album by underground hip-hop ingénues, Jigmastas (released May 2001 Beyond Real Records TM). She also makes a glowing quest appearance on the highly acclaimed debut album from Expansion RecordsTM artist James Day Better Days (released June 2006). Lorenda has gained valuable street acclaim and an impressive “cult following” for her captivating performances in the role of “Mrs. White” in the rock opera, “Young Man and the Eggmobile” (written by Ricardo Ortiz), which received stellar reviews in the Village Voice.

Recipients of an honorable mention for excellence in songwriting from Billboard, Brown Baby Girl recently participated in WQCD FM and Absolut Vodka’s “Absolut New Jazz Artist” series and the Hartford International Jazz Festival at Pastis. Brown Baby Girl consistently 'packs the house’ at numerous venues throughout New York City and vicinity most notably the world famous Blue Note.

Currently Brown Baby Girl is receiving tremendous international and domestic radio support and can be heard as one of the many talented contributing artists on the Soul Brother RecordsTM 'This is Soul 2006' compilation project.

Brown Baby Girl is the amalgamation of his masterful musicianship and instrumentation and her enticing vocals and poetic lyricism. The groove they’ve created provides the listener with music that feels soothingly familiar to the spirit. They are what you’ve been waiting for.

Lyrics

Devotion

Written By: Lorenda Robinson

Devotion, I belong to you. Pure emotion, living my….

Daydreams fulfilled in your eyes, sensual glimpses taste paradise.

Angel in my life, gift so undeserved. Searching for the light winding twists and turns. Here now in your love, everything is clear wrapped up in beauty’s charm, I can’t conceal.

Daydreams fulfilled in your eyes, sensual glimpses taste paradise.
(repeat w/ ad-lib)

Ad-lib: Ba-da ba ba ba

Outro:

It’s so clear (you’ve got me waiting here) It’s so clear (you blow my mind all the time) It’s so clear (you gonna make me tell my mama ‘bout us) It’s so clear, It’s so clear (I need it be it) (please don’t stop lemme get on top) It’s so clear (give in to me)

I can be really bad when I want to.

©2005 LoMiRo Music, BBG-Spot Records LLC

Been Here Before

Written By: Lorenda Robinson


Been Here Before

Ad-lib

Feels like a smile stretching over my mind so divine and so free like meant to be like meant for me enticing.

Hook:

Sure that I’ve been here before, left with a want and a need to feed the possibility that – this just might be that this just could be that this just may be. Scared to let go afraid to hold on, afraid to hold on scared to let go. I’ve been here before.

Feels like a hug wrapping ‘round my soul in control and so right like right to me like right for we inviting.

Hook:

Sure that I’ve been here before, left with a want and a need to feed the possibility that – this just might be that this just could be that we just may be. Scared to let go afraid to hold on, afraid to hold on scared to let go. I’ve been here before.

Feels like a dream posing as my reality. With new eyes I see, can this be destiny or fantasty.

Hook:

Sure that I’ve been here before, left with a want and a need to feed the possibility that – this just might be that this just could be that i just may be. Scared to let go afraid to hold on, afraid to hold on scared to let go. I’ve been here before.

I’ve been here before repeat, ad-lib fade

©2005 LoMiRo Music, BBG-Spot Records LLC

Feels Like Love

Written By: Lorenda Robinson

Sun dips down night creeps in, overwhelmed by this feelin’

Need to get out block is callin’
Set to step out start enjoyin’

Can you feel it getting hotter
Time to break free loosin’ up that collar

Life is too short not to party baby won’t you free your mind – mind first then your body

When the beat drops i got to shake it
Ain’t no way to escape it

Rhythm speaks to all my senses got me droppin my defences

Tell me darlin’ that you want to
Your eyes are sayin’ that you’re going to

Life is too short not to party baby won’t you free your mind – mind first then your body

Delicacy oh so tasty blew my mind special flavor mine to savor by design.

Be in the moment lost in pleasure the groove gives us timeless treasure

Tag

This seems so right the groove is so tight let’s dance all night. repeat and fade.

This seems like it like it’s the perfect fit this feels like love.

Repeat fade…

©2005 LoMiRo Music, BBG-Spot Records LLC

Discography

Brown Baby Girl - Self-Title Debut Release 2006
Available on: Cd Baby, Dusty Groove, Tower Records.com, Itunes, Soul Brother Records & various other Internet & Terrestrial retailers.

Tracks that are streaming and/or receiving airplay: "Devotion", "The Race", "Been Here Before", "Cake" and "Feels Like Love"

Set List

Our typical set list consist of 9-12 of our original tunes and 1-3 covers. We usually perform two 65 minute sets at our live performances. Our brief cover repertoire typically consists of one jazz standard and two contemporary r&b classics.