Oscar Brown, Jr.

01 September 2003

Oscar Brown, Jr. wrote many landmark pieces including Brown Baby and But I Was Cool, as well as the lyrics to Dat Dere, Work Song and Watermelon Man. A brilliant singer, he recorded several classic albums for the Columbia label in the 1960s, before moving to Atlantic in 1972.  Fresh, from 1974, the third and last album he recorded for the label, is his funkiest offering.  Produced by Jerry Butler, the album features an incendiary reworking of Hazels Hips, as well as the self-penned Bull Bleep and Sally B. White.

Also available on LP.