“I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you’re doing, even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years. ” — Thelonious Monk
Oscar Brown Jr. 1926-2005
Singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor, a creative genius who wrote at least 1,000 songs, recorded a dozen albums, wrote musical plays by the score and authored a book: What It Is — Poems and Opinions of Oscar Brown Jr.
“He enlivened the music. He painted pictures with his songs, poetry. He could really deliver a lyric.” — daughter Maggie Brown
A blog about Jazz, Blues, Latin Jazz, New Orleans, musician's stories and more. My name is Robin Lloyd and I've been involved in jazz radio and the music business for over 30 years. This is my personal blog.