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Low Down Dirty Dog

by Marilyn Ashford-Brown

This Soulful-Pop, R&B Ballad titled, "Low Down Dirty Dog" Sparked so much Curiosity, controversy and inquiries from listeners and spectators whenever, Singer,Songwriter, Recording Artist, Marilyn Ashford-Brown Performed it live. Now Available on CD, it
Genre: Pop: 90's Pop
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2. Lown Down Dirty Dog - Extended Version
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3. You'll Never Find (another love like me)
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4. You'll Never Find(another love like me) Dance Version
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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?If you live in or have visited the Washington Metropolitan Area, and have had your radio
tuned to the sounds of "Smooth Jazz 105.9", chances are you've heard her name mentioned
as the entertainment for one of their many special events or after work parties. She is no
stranger to the music business, but absorbing patience and waiting on God to open doors,
that He only can open to her destiny. There is an elemental aura to her music, and a
"signature voice" that emulates no one. Don't categorize her, she is simply an artist and
performer with no boundaries, capable of rising to any occasion, whether it's soul, pop, hip
hop/r&b or contemporary jazz. On stage, it's her comfort zone, and her appearance at New
York's world-famous Apollo Theater, where the audience gave her a standing ovation is a
testament to her music prowess. Marilyn Ashford-Brown, is an artist of "unbelievable talent"
says one club owner, following her first appearance at his entertainment venue, along with her
long time band "Rave". Singer, Tony Bennett described this gifted singer and native
Washingtonian as a "class act", after seeing her perform at "Blues Alley" a popular night spot
in Georgetown, located in our Nations Capitol.

Everyone has a story. Her story is one of false hope, broken promises, deceit and
disappointments. Through it all, Ashford's climb to success has been of perseverance and
a strong determination to make it as a recording artist. Her faith is that God has given her
something very special to share with the world.

Marilyn's professional career began in the mid 80's with a female trio called "Sass". The
group auditioned for Maxx Kidd an independent record promoter, who immediately began
managing the girls. Through the works of Kidd "Sass" began working with Philadelphia
International Records Producer, Dexter Wansel and then partner, Cynthia Biggs (both known
for their works with Pattie Labelle, Phyllis Hyman and The Stylistics). Fascinated with the
groups harmony, Wansel and Biggs often arranged for the girls to record backup and
perform with some of the industry's well established artists. Such artists as Lou Rawls, the
late Grover Washington, Jr. and Pieces of A Dream. They also opened for Roy Ayers.
Wansel produced a single on "Sass" which was released in the United Kingdom, on Virgin
10 Records. Prior to the release in the U. K., "Sass" had previously toured there as backup
singers.

Versatility and tenacity has helped Marilyn to remain true to her talents. She continues
performing indoor/ outdoor venues, playing to a large following. During frequent
performances Marilyn gained a new audience and an even larger following who appreciated
her unique talents and powerful voice. She discovered, a starving generation of real music
lovers, that had been totally neglected and abandoned by the recording industry. And a whole
market of would-be, CD buyers that were not being accommodated. This new found
discovery and the love of her fans inspired her to independently launch a life long goal of
recording her first Debut CD.


Marilyn has seized the opportunity to give back to the recording industry something that
seems long forgotten. The first single from the CD which she wrote titled "Low Down Dirty
Dog" is evidence of her talents as both singer and songwriter. If anything, this CD will put
back some of the purity that has been stripped from the black heritage of "Soul Rhythm and
Blues".

One of the first songs that Ashford wrote caught the attention of Orpheus Record Executive,
Charles Huggins who was seeking music for an artist. The song titled "Number One" was
acquired from Marilyn's independent publishing company, "Ashfo Music", in a joint
publishing deal. "Number One" reached the "Billboard Charts" and is featured on her
debut CD. Number one is now jointly own with MCA/ Universal Music.

There is everything to love about this CD, which she has reunited with Producers, Dexter
Wansel and Al Johnson. Nine of the eleven songs on the CD were written by Ashford-
Brown, savoring the rest for her follow-up CD. She looks forward to doing a "National
Tour" to promote it. Amongst her many goals are to be able to give back to inner city
children. Hopefully, this CD will bring accolades. Ashford aspires to someday work with
Quincy Jones, and a duet with Luther Vandross doesn't seem too far fetched. For countless
years Marilyn has admired the leadership of Motown founder, Berry Gordy, Jr., J-Records -
CEO, Clive Davis and Robert Johnson, founder and CEO of BET. She has also followed the
career of Russell Simmons, Founder of Def Jam. She hopes some day to meet them all.

A close friend once said of Marilyn, that she "refuse to believe that God would give you this
much talent for only a select few to witness". That friend was absolutely right. Get ready
to experience the depths of the soul. Welcome to the sounds of Marilyn Ashford-Brown,
enjoy!

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larry livingston

its a good beat with a soft melody sounds
where can this cd be found at what record store carry it the
beat sounds like old school singer linda jones where have this woman been at.this cd should play on whur aldut sounds.
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Carmen Starkey

clean and exciting
I'm glad this lady of entertainment has brought back the orginal sound of music. For those who are sick to death, as I am, of that cookie cutter music, I find her songs refreshing. I enjoy the originality of her music, and appreciate the classy delivery of it. I look forward to more. She and her collaborators have delivered music as an art form, not the usual fly-by-night stuff; hers is timeless - of good quality and appreciable by even cross-over music lovers.
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