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    Default Oscar Brown recommendations?

    Of course he co-wrote some classic soul-jazz tracks; Work song, Watermelon man, Dat dere etc., but which of his own releases are recommendable? I checked Sin & Soul and wasn't that excited by his singing on that.

    And what are your favorite covers of the above mentioned tracks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headless mermaid View Post
    I checked Sin & Soul and wasn't that excited by his singing on that.


    If you dont like "sin and soul" then you wont like his others much either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlim View Post


    If you dont like "sin and soul" then you wont like his others much either.
    Not strictly true...his Movin' On LP on Atlantic is a lot different, he gets quite a bit funkier on that...backed up by Cornell Dupree, Richard Tee etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAN View Post
    Not strictly true...his Movin' On LP on Atlantic is a lot different, he gets quite a bit funkier on that...backed up by Cornell Dupree, Richard Tee etc
    Fair enough - forgot that one.

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    I'm a big fan of Between Heaven and Hell
    One of his earlier ones I'd think and not very funky but it swings nicely in a big band 50s with a dash of jazz and soul kind of way
    The first two tracks are wonderful
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAN View Post
    Not strictly true...his Movin' On LP on Atlantic is a lot different, he gets quite a bit funkier on that...backed up by Cornell Dupree, Richard Tee etc
    Gang Bang.

    there, said it.

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    I personally like quite a few tracks on this LP http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JOY-ORIGINAL-C...item1c081f589c
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    I am always amazed by his phrasing in Afro Blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expury70 View Post
    I'm a big fan of Between Heaven and Hell
    One of his earlier ones I'd think and not very funky but it swings nicely in a big band 50s with a dash of jazz and soul kind of way
    The first two tracks are wonderful
    "mr kicks"

    & "hazel's hips"



    other Oscar faves:

    work song (both versions)

    hymm to friday

    sixteen tons

    sing hallelujah

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    His self titled is my favourite whole LP. Quite like some of the 'Joy' LP
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    I like "Finding a new friend" with Luiz Henrique. It has some lovely music and is a great example of the collaborative Brazillian Bossa albums of that period.

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    movin on on atlantic LP is pretty dreary though some good samps if thats your bag.

    havnt we has oscar thread before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosoul View Post
    havnt we has oscar thread before?
    Yephttp://www.verygoodplus.co.uk/showth...ht=oscar+brown
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    just found a good version of bobby rushs chicken heads on uk contempo 45 by him whicjh reminds me of his version of 'is it because im black' on uk contempo 45 which are both uk productions 2 good versions
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosoul View Post
    just found a good version of bobby rushs chicken heads on uk contempo 45 by him whicjh reminds me of SOMEONE ELSE'S version of 'is it because im black' on uk contempo 45 which are both uk productions 2 good versions
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanmck View Post
    oscar toney, innit.

    dear oh dear, mr mcbride. i think you need a Chewit.
    hahaha had to double check then, need more than a bloomin chewit
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    Default Oscar Brown Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expury70 View Post
    I'm a big fan of Between Heaven and Hell
    One of his earlier ones I'd think and not very funky but it swings nicely in a big band 50s with a dash of jazz and soul kind of way
    The first two tracks are wonderful
    Went and picked up cheap scratched copies of both S&S and BH&H after work. You weren't lying, Mr. Hicks is a great hipster bachelor track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Dejean View Post
    Get to work and root that stump
    I like Work song but whenever I hear it I always think of this:

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    rick wakeman´s keyboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headless mermaid View Post
    Went and picked up cheap scratched copies of both S&S and BH&H after work. You weren't lying, Mr. Hicks is a great hipster bachelor track.
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    The 70s version of 'But I was cool' on this is funky and funny - and bears repeat listens. Dunno what LP it's from though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y1000 View Post
    I like "Finding a new friend" with Luiz Henrique. It has some lovely music and is a great example of the collaborative Brazillian Bossa albums of that period.
    Indeed, this has the great tune 'Barra Limpa'.

    Another song of him that you chould check out is 'Young Man'. It's featured on the Word from the Pulpit comp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blast kid View Post
    Indeed, this has the great tune 'Barra Limpa'.
    to digress slightly

    This Luiz Lp is a good 'un:


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    'Tells it like it is' has a nice take on'Jeannine' and 'The Snake' and 'Dat Dere'

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    Oh yes, Afro-Blue on Soul & Sin is lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headless mermaid View Post
    Oh yes, Afro-Blue on Soul & Sin is lovely.
    Volte face?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlim View Post
    Volte face?

    Nicht verstehen???

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