Sin & Soul...And Then Some [Bonus Tracks]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972429328
  • Catalog Number: 724293
  • Sales rank: 12,139

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Work Song (2:31)
  2. 2 But I Was Cool (2:54)
  3. 3 Bid 'em In (1:28)
  4. 4 Signifyin' Monkey (3:59)
  5. 5 Watermelon Man (2:38)
  6. 6 Somebody Buy Me a Drink (3:06)
  7. 7 Rags and Old Iron (3:42)
  8. 8 Dat Dere (2:51)
  9. 9 Brown Baby (3:06)
  10. 10 Hum Drum Blues (2:02)
  11. 11 Sleepy (2:29)
  12. 12 Afro Blue (2:39)
  13. 13 Mr. Kicks (2:03)
  14. 14 Hazel's Hips (2:41)
  15. 15 World of Grey (3:31)
  16. 16 Forbidden Fruit (3:31)
  17. 17 Straighten up and Fly Right (1:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oscar Brown Jr. Primary Artist, Vocals
Phil Bodner Saxophone
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Bernie Leighton Piano
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Alonzo Levister Piano
Ollie Johnson Drums
George Duvivier Bass
Don Arnone Guitar
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Joe Benjamin Bass
Frank Carroll Bass
George Devens Drums
Panama Francis Drums
Walter Levinsky Saxophone
Floyd Morris Piano
Bobby Rosengarden Drums
Al Chernet Guitar
Technical Credits
Oscar Brown Jr. Liner Notes
Steven Berkowitz Director, Contributor
Joel Dorn Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Kevin Gore Director, Contributor
Al Hamm Producer
Tony Sellari Art Direction
Robert Barron Nemiroff Liner Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The best artist you've never heard

    Sin & Soul and then some is right up there with Miles Davis "Kinda Blue" and John Coltrane's "Love Supreme" as far as definitive jazz albums. The songs range from the humorus "Signifyin Monkey" to the sentimental "Dat Dere" to the profound "Brown Baby" if you are a fan of vocal jazz this album must be in your collection... in fact if you have two ears and a soul this album must be in your collection. Oscar Brown is simply one of the greatest.

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