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  • 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?

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              I personally like quite a few tracks on this LP http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JOY-ORIGINAL-C...item1c081f589c
              Last edited by dickrambone; 21-01-2010, 01:41 PM. Reason: spelling

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              • #8
                I am always amazed by his phrasing in Afro Blue.
                I know your game Lionel! I can see what you really are!

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    His self titled is my favourite whole LP. Quite like some of the 'Joy' LP
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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        movin on on atlantic LP is pretty dreary though some good samps if thats your bag.

                        havnt we has oscar thread before?
                        'Swear I am evil when Ive had a few'

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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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
                            'Swear I am evil when Ive had a few'

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                            • #15
                              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
                              oscar toney, innit.

                              dear oh dear, mr mcbride. i think you need a Chewit.

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