Brown Brothers Recordings was formed in 2004 by high school pals Jeffrey “Jake” Cohn and David “Big Daddy” Elkins. The boys grew together on Long Island in the wild early 80’s, and reconnected on a post-collegiate weekday afternoon in NYC’s lamentable Penn Station.
Elkins, a digital marketing man, and Cohn, a criminal defense lawyer, came up with the idea for label debut Gold Sounds in 2004 on one hazy night at Brown Brothers soon-to-be worldwide HQ.
Their second release The Co-Op was recorded in 2007 after the cult success of Gold Sounds but languished unheard until 2017.
The Brown Brothers name itself was an alias the boys used to address a backward ATV rental business in Moab, Utah in 1993 but that story is for aficionados only. Besides the principals, BBR would not exist without Steve Mandel, a college classmate of Elkins and producer and engineer ne plus ultra
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