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JOY: Original Cast Recording

Label: RCA Victor ‎– LSO-1166


The heyday of the Oscar Brown Jr. & Jean Pace dynamic duo! This is an original cast album of a show first produced in 1966, at the Happy Medium, in Chicago. Brown called it “A musical come-together,” as the show combined a variety of talented musicians including Brown and wife Jean,, Luis Henrique, Master Henry Gibson and Sivuca. A cornerstone in the stage show Joy ‘66, was a story OBJ reenacted and told entirely in verse, called “Womens Ways.” That “long poem,” -as Brown called it- became the middle of a musical stage play he wrote, directed and produced called: In De Beginnin’. The success of the ‘66 live show captured on this album, is the predecessor of what later became a hit show with extended runs both off-Broadway in New York, and in Chicago; Joy '69.


  1. Time

  2. What Is A Friend

  3. Funny Feeling

  4. Under The Sun

  5. Women’s Way

  6. Brown Bay

  7. Mother Africa’s Day

  8. A New Generation

  9. Sky And Sea

  10. If I Only Had

  11. Nothing But A Fool

  12. Much As I Love You

  13. Afro Blue

  14. Funky World

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