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Lee Oskar


Harmonica wizard and entrepreneur Lee Oskar was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1948. Oskar landed in the States in the mid 60’s and is most popularly known as one of the founding members of the seminal jam band WAR. Together with Harold Brown, BB Dickerson, Howard Scott, Lonie Jordan, Charles Miller, and “Papa Dee” Allen, WAR started out supporting the former Animal front man, Eric Burdon. Together with Burdon, their very first recorded effort contained the popular tune “Spill The Wine,” unleashing the genre-busting sound of WAR for the first time. Not far down the road the group set out on their own to compose and perform huge hits like, “All Day Music,” “City Country City,” “Me and Baby Brother,” “Low Rider,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “The Cisco Kid,” “Slipping into Darkness,” “The World is a Ghetto,” and many others. Today, the musical legacy of WAR continues as Lee and original members Howard Scott (guitar/vocal) BB Dickerson (bass/vocal) and Harold Brown (drums/vocal) continue to perform and collaborate as The Lowrider Band


Article: Extended Analysis

Global Noize: A Prayer For The Planet

Read "Global Noize: A Prayer For The Planet" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Global Noize A Prayer For The Planet Lightyear/EMI 2011 Global Noize isn't simply a rather unconventional band. It's also a high concept on a mission. Take a musician with plenty of experience making jazz and pop music (keyboardist Jason Miles), mix in a turntablist (DJ Logic, who knows his way ...


The Best of Lee Oskar

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007


The Best Of Lee Oskar

Label: Blue Note
Released: 1999


Article: Album Review

Lee Oskar: The Best of Lee Oskar

Read "The Best of Lee Oskar" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Remember WAR, the old rock and funk group? Remember their killer harmonica player? That's right: it was Lee Oskar. Lesser known outside WAR, Lee released a passel of first-rate Seventies-funk solo albums. This Best Of collection culls the best cuts from those albums. They are uniformly funky and distinguished by the Danish-born Oskar's distinctively straightforward, refreshingly ...


Live At The Pitt Inn

Label: Blue Note
Released: 1997



Label: Blue Note
Released: 1997


My Road Our Road

Label: Blue Note
Released: 1995


San Francisco Bay

Label: Blue Note
Released: 1979


Feelin' Happy

Label: Blue Note
Released: 1978


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