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Oscar Brown Jr.: We're Live

Read "We're Live" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Today's musicians--and anyone with an interest in things jazz and the pre-Hip-Hop/Rap African-American musical and cultural experience--might want to examine the life, times, music and impact of Oscar Brown, Jr. Brown distinguished himself brilliantly in multiple worlds--musical, literary, political, theatrical and television. And he did it all, weaving a passion for life, America's art form and civil rights throughout each entertainment dimension.We're Live, recorded in 2001 at Chicago's HotHouse for International Performance, captures Brown, his vocalist daughters Maggie ...

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Wide Open Jazz and Beyond

Oscar Brown Jr.

Read "Oscar Brown Jr." reviewed by Peter Madsen


"While Miles Davis got top billing during this nine-day concert series--the star unquestionably was Brown. Night after night, performance after performance, Brown's presence, repertoire, and almost uncanny rapport with his audience added up to a unique entertainment experience... in Oscar Brown Jr. we have the most exciting entertainment figure in decades."--Down Beat 1962 How could someone that has been called genius, exceptional, beautiful and authentically hip by such diverse figures as Steve Allen, Nat Hentoff and Eleanor ...

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Album Review

Oscar Brown, Jr.: Movin' On

Read "Movin' On" reviewed by Jim Santella


Recorded in 1972 as [Atlantic 1629], Movin' On was previously out-of-print and never before available on CD. Oscar Brown Junior's blues-rooted lyrics caused heads to turn when this one was released; and that was before sexual harassment and politically correct social guidelines became commonplace. Brown's original songs are mostly tongue-in-cheek political statements that allow the listener to laugh at various situations while tuning in on the rhythmic groove. OBJ's songs include advice for every day: advice about scratchin' for a ...


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