So Long Mr. Brown.
May 30, 2005 10:38 PM   Subscribe

RIP Oscar Brown Jr. Truly one of the greats, a legendary singer, songwriter, playwright, poet and civil rights activist, the world of jazz has lost a major member of the family.
posted by bluedaniel (7 comments total)
Well goddamn it I just discovered him last week and got Sin & Soul yesterday - what a great album! I guess I'll never see him live...
posted by nicwolff at 10:45 PM on May 30, 2005

Dat Dere is such a damn classic, is it not?
posted by bluedaniel at 10:53 PM on May 30, 2005


He introduced me to Jazz when he taught at my college. I've seen him play live a handful of times and he was an incredible performer. I will miss him greatly.
posted by mathowie at 10:54 PM on May 30, 2005

You are one lucky man there massa howie. What course was it by the way, do tell sir!

This is bad. Even my cat is named after him.

We've known (at work) that he's been ill for a few weeks. We even read PSAs by request of the Brown family to send prayers and visit the site they made for him and to send email to be read to Oscar at the hospital.

I knew this was going to happen, 'just didn't... know it was going to happen.

Matt, tell us about you and he at college -
posted by bluedaniel at 11:02 PM on May 30, 2005

posted by nola at 7:21 AM on May 31, 2005

Damn, this is sad. Sin and Soul is one of my favorite albums. My wife has used some of his music in different lessons (Signifying Monkey and, I think, Bid 'Em In).
posted by eckeric at 8:18 AM on May 31, 2005

(hysterical sobbing)

(snare drum hit)

...but he was cool!
posted by LinusMines at 9:57 AM on June 1, 2005

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