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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 Tonné 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 anticipated debut album from Expansion Record TM 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.

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Billboard Magazine

On the duo front, get your fix for adult soul music with a live vibe via Brown Baby Girl (BBG Spot Records). The pair - musician/composer Jamie Finegan, son of Grammy Award-nominated composer/arranger Bill Finegan and singer/songwriter Lorenda Robinson - released their self-titled debut CD earlier this year.

Brown Baby Girl's simple yet warm mix of jazz grooves and soulful vocals comes together on such tracks as “Stay” and the memorable ballad “Been Here Before.” The acts subtle originality calls into play the members varied backgrounds...

• Gail Mitchell

Jamie Finegan and Lorenda Robinson make beautiful music together! When this duo wrote their first song together, “Ignorant Bliss,” the foundation was laid for Brown Baby Girl

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Brown Baby Girl

Warner Bros. Records
2006

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