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Tells It Like It Is

Label: Columbia ‎– CL 2025

Released: 1963

Tells It Like It Is! was Oscar's final recording under his contract with Columbia Records. OBJ was by then firmly established as a pioneer of early 60’s vocal jazz. His critically acclaimed performances inspired journalists to report of a phenomenally multi-faceted artist. However, changes in management at Columbia left Oscar Brown, Jr.- an obvious star with growing international fame - with no record label support.

“OBJ was a forerunner of the political consciousness that would become predominant in soul, funk and hip-hop in the decades to follow. His efforts to exact social change spread across the arts.”


  1. Sing Hallelujah

  2. One Foot In The Gutter

  3. So Help Me (A Little 3/4 For God And Co.)

  4. Man, Ernest Boy

  5. The Tree And Me

  6. Jeannine

  7. The Snake

  8. A Young Girl

  9. All Blues

  10. If I Only Had

  11. Tall Like Pine

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