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OTHERS COVER OBJ

Late in the 1950’s and early 60’s Oscar Brown, Jr. started out in songwriting, developing his talent for setting swinging, intellectually impressive lyrics to classic tunes by some of the most renown jazz musicians. Brown’s catalog reveals a thoughtful and versatile wordsmith. Several of his lyrics have become “standards” in vocal jazz guidebooks used in the industry: Dat Dere, All Blues, Afro Blue, being among the most widely known.  OBJ’s songs have been recorded by a wide list of stellar recording artists, many of which are listed here.

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YEAR RELEASED

SONG COVERED 

Abbey Lincoln

Mahalia Jackson

Nina Simone

Sheila Jordan

Barbara Streisand

Lou Rawls

Liverpool Five

Al Wilson

Diana Ross

Bobby Rush

Dee Bridgewater

Latimore

Randy Crawford

Dianne Reeves

Toni Braxton

Liz Wright

Chaka Khan

Robert Glasper feat.

Erykah Badu

Gregory Porter

Jazzmia Horne

Phillip Bailey  

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Afro Blue (OBJ Lyric)

Long As You’re Living (OBJ Lyric)

Brown Baby

Rags & Old Iron

Work Song (OBJ Lyric)

Brown Baby

Dat Dere (OBJ Lyric)

Love Is Like a Newborn Child

World of Trouble

The Snake

The Snake

Brown Baby

Chicken Heads

Afro Blue (OBJ Lyric)

A Ladiesman

Love Is Like a Newborn Child

Afro Blue (OBJ Lyric)

Brown Baby

Afro Blue (OBJ Lyric)

Hazel’s Hips

Afro Blue (OBJ Lyric)

Work Song (OBJ Lyric)

Afro Blue (OBJ Lyric)

Long As You’re Living (OBJ Lyric)

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This webpage will present and promote the works of Oscar Brown, Jr. and is produced and managed under the stewardship of his family.  This site serves to continue the Brown family legacy - To develop new aficionados of the work & philosophies presented here - thus furthering the vision of Oscar Brown, Jr. to attract like minds and relay harmonious messages encouraging our Human Improvement Potential. Being truly H.I.P. ™