The song was nothing more than a Jamaica, NY “cats” jam session on a groove. It became the signature of Jamaica, NY because it was the sound of the young Jamaica NY players
Tom Browne (born October 30, 1954 in Queens, New York, United States) is an American jazz trumpeter, who rose to prominence first through his early work with Sonny Fortune. He scored two major hits in 1980 and 1981: the No. 1 US Billboard R&B single “Funkin’ for Jamaica (N.Y.)” and the No. 4 US R&B single, “Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)”.