Oscar Brown Jr. : Sin & Soul

Oscar Brown Jr. : Sin & Soul


Oscar Brown Jr. (vocal), Phil Bodner (sax), Billy Butterfly (trumpet), Floyd Morris (piano), Don Arnone (guitar), George Duvivier (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)

recorded in 1960

Columbia 8377

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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Side A : Sin :
A1 - Work Song
A2 - But I Was Cool
A3 - Bid 'Em High
A4 - Signifyin' Monkey
A5 - Watermelon Man
A6 - Somebody By Me A Drink
Side B : Soul :
B1 - Rags And Old Iron
B2 - Dat Dere
B3 - Brown Baby
B4 - Humdrum Blues
B5 Sleepy
B6 Afro Blue

Recorded from June 20 to October 23, 1960

“Oscar Brown, Jr.'s debut recording, Sin & Soul, is a true classic. A brilliant lyricist, a dramatic singer, and a highly individual genius in his own way, Brown performed a dozen memorable selections for this album. His lyrics to "Work Song," "Watermelon Man," "Afro-Blue," and particularly "Dat Dere" are famous; "But I Was Cool" and "Signifyin' Money" are humorous; "Bid 'Em In" is a chilling depiction of a slave auction; and "Rags and Old Iron" is quite touching. Essential music from an underrated great artist” - Scott Yanow, Allmusic.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com