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Diana Ross - Brown Baby (GeeJay2001 extended play)

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    Diana Ross - Brown Baby (GeeJay2001 extended play)
    Written by O. Brown, Jr.
    From the Album TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING, 1973 - Expanded Edition, 2010
    The album spawned the hit title track, which became Diana Ross' second 1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and helped the album peak at 5 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. It's the first album by Diana Ross after the multi-platinum soundtrack to Miss Ross' acclaimed film debut in Lady Sings the Blues. It also includes the first tracks Diana Ross would personally produce on one of her albums, "Imagine" and "Medley: Brown Baby/Save the Children". Several cuts here, including the closing Medley and "My Baby (My Baby, My Own)" were originally intended for the abandoned TO THE BABY album Miss Ross also worked on in this period. The production was clean and uncluttered, if slightly, unadventurous and straight forward. Diana would also begin working with her brother/songwriter, Arthur "T-Boy" Ross during these sessions as he co-wrote songs she would eventually record and release....
    Touch Me in the Morning: Expanded Edition, released in January 2010, includes a newly remastered version of the original album plus previously unreleased mixes, and a pair of alternate versions of "Touch Me in the Morning". Disc two of the expanded edition contains the entire To the Baby album, which includes previously unreleased covers of Michael Jackson's "Got to Be There" and Roberta Flack's "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", as well as the original title tune, written by Diana's brother Arthur "T-Boy" Ross. The original medley, "Imagine/Save the Children", two songs that were split for the original album, plus alternate original mixes of songs intended for "To the Baby" that ended up on "Touch Me in the Morning", and an alternate mix of "Young Mothers", which previously had been issued in 1983. Two songs recorded during the same timeline: "Kewpie Doll", written and co-produced by Smokey Robinson, and "When We Grow Up", from Marlo Thomas' 1972 album Free to Be...You and Me.....
    Extended Edit mixed by GeeJay2001 (Gerd Engeln)
    Brown baby, brown baby, as you grow up, i want you to drink from the plenty cup, i want you to stand up, tall and proud, i want you to speak up, speak up clear and loud, brown baby, brown baby, as years roll by, walk with your head held high, i want you to live by, live by the justice code, i want you to walk down, walk down the freedom road, brown baby, brown baby, now baby, lie away, lie away sleeping, lie away here in my arms, while your mommy and daddy protect you, and keep you save from harm, brown baby, brown baby, it makes me so glad, that you will have things, i've never had, when out of men's hearts, all the hate is hurled, you're gonna live, you're gonna live in a better world, brown baby, mammamama, brown baby, mammamama, sweet thing, lie away sleeping....


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