And Now, the Very Lovely and Talented–
At the time I first met Angela Carole Brown, some 20 years ago, she had this really cute bob, and her sparkle and throaty laugh were immediately intoxicating. She was working as a waitress, picking up a paycheck like the rest of us, and I would soon be her co-worker. What I didn’t know at the time, though, was how extremely talented and diverse she is.
In those days, everyone I knew was working some entertainment angle, so when I heard that Angie would be singing at a club, I wasn’t altogether surprised. It was L.A., after all. But as we were sat and she was ushered to the stage, I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
She had full command of the audience, and her song selection was impeccable. Her voice can be both full-bodied and strong, then turn on a dime, becoming incredibly intimate.
While she made her mark singing standards and jazz in L.A. clubs, she also fronts Orchestre Surréal, is an accomplished artist, and published novelist. There isn’t much she can’t do, and my hope for her is that she find an even wider platform for her art.
Angela has many clips on YouTube, and has released some singles for your listening pleasure, such as Seven Bottles of Light, which can be found at SoundCloud. (Listen to the entire song, so you can see just what her wonderful voice can do.)
While I’m sure that she’d prefer I point you toward her more recent work, I can’t help but introduce Angela to you much as I first met her, circa the 1980’s, as she sings one of my favorites, The Man I Love. Enjoy!