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Oscar Brown Jr.

“Liberating the slaves is not popular.”

 

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It’s a mystery: What killed Oscar Brown Jr.’s career?

Rule out drugs, booze, out of control ego or any of the usual suspects in tales of show biz ruination. The cause of Brown’s baffling fade remains unclear, but undoubtedly had to do with his race, politics and social activism.

 “I’ve been shut out,” Brown told me. “The reason is that I’m dangerous.”

Aretha Franklin

October 9, 2013

1971-04-25I came across the YouTube clip below the other day and seeing the young, Afro-ed Aretha Franklin brought back a happy memory: seeing the Queen of Soul in concert for the first time.