Smooth Approach

C-Town Here Comes the Browns

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A CD single produced by the Executive Hits crew to trumpet the return of the Cleveland Browns to Cleveland, OH. A celebrated event, football fans in Cleveland were devastated when Art Modell moved the franchise to Baltimore. The single has four mixes of the same song -- "Radio Mix," "DJ's Mix," "No Rap," and "Instrumental With Background" -- but each brings something new to the table. It's more engaging than any single Smooth Approach has released and includes the names of past and present Browns players in the lyrics, which is really a glorious tribute to welcome the team and the new Browns organization to C-Town. You would have thought Browns owner Al Lerner or somebody in the Browns' publicity department would have gotten behind the record, bought a significant amount of copies for promotional giveaways, made it available for purchase in their gift shop, or paid the guys some decent cash to perform it and other songs at a Browns halftime. But they got nothing, no support whatsoever from the Browns, and this fine homage, written by Jeff Roberson (Smooth Approach), fell by the wayside.

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