Monday, May 30, 2005

Goodbye "Mr. Kicks"

Oscar Brown, Jr. 1926-2005

I've had the privilige of knowing Mr. Brown through work and his wonderfully talented daughter Maggie. I routinely play his records both at home and at work (Sin and Soul is a classic, in my estimation- one of my "desert island discs" that I cannot really live without). The term is often overused, but trust me when I say that Oscar Brown, Jr. had an unmistakable aura that drew people to him. Amazingly talented and constantly lusting for life, his passing reaffirms for me the belief that life must be seized by the living.

Please visit Mr. Brown's official website to see for yourself.

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