The Voice Of Cool

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143496516
Cat No: NOT2CD651


When Oscar Brown Jr. sings Work Song we hear the coolest prince among jazz vocalists, hard at work and makin’ it sound… easy. Blues and jazz singers had been among the earliest stars of African- American music since the early 1920s. But when Oscar came on the scene in the 1960s, his hip and sophisticated style matched perfectly the aspirations of a new generation.

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1. Work Song
2. But I Was Cool
3. It Ain’t Necessarily So
4. Hymn To Friday
5. Somebody Buy Me A Drink
6. Where Or When
7. Brown Baby
8. Hey There
9. Hazel’s Hips
10. Forbidden Fruit
11. Humdrum Blues
12. When Malindy Sings
13. Love Is Like A New Born Child
14. Please Send Me Someone To Love
15. God Bless The Child
16. Mood Indigo
17. Excuse Me For Livin’
18. Oportunity, Please Knock


1. Mr. Kicks
2. Afro-Blue
3. Bid ‘Em In
4. Signifyin’ Monkey
5. Straighten Up And Fly Right
6. Watermelon Man
7. Sixteen Tons
8. Dat Dere
9. Sleepy
10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
11. Elegy (Plain Black Boy)
12. Go Down Moses
13. Sam’s Life
14. World Full Of Grey
15. Lucky Guy
16. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
17. Rags And Old Iron
18. Work Song (Alt. Ver.)