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We're Live
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CD

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ESPDISK 4071CD ESPDISK 4071CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/12/2015

2013 release. Oscar Brown, Jr. wrote or co-wrote over a thousand songs, and you might be surprised at how many of them you know even if you've never before owned an Oscar Brown, Jr. album: "But I Was Cool," "Afro Blue," "Dat Dere," "A Tree and Me," "Joy Spring," "Long As You're Living," "Work Song," "Brown Baby," "Brother Where Are You?", and "Hum Drum Blues," with artists ranging from Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone to Albert Collins; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Diana Ross; and Dion recording them. And that's just a small sampling! ESP-Disk' is proud and honored to present this previously unreleased concert album by Mr. Brown with his daughter Maggie Brown. One of the great singers and songwriters of our time and a rebel, Mr. Brown found fame through major-label releases in the '60s, but then his political stances got him blacklisted, resulting in only two albums in the last three decades of his life. Now, with the release of this concert performance, you can make that three albums, and hear songs not available anywhere else, swinging songs of an elder contemplating his mortality with wisdom and wit and a keen sense of the history of jazz and blues. RIYL: Johnny Hartman, Sam Cooke.