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Oscar Brown Jr.
OSCAR BROWN JR. appearing in 14 shows and/or playlists

OSCAR BROWN JR.

EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH OSCAR BROWN JR.

FROM THE SHOW: WORDS & MUSIC II

Chicago native and multi-talented musician Oscar Brown Jr. describes how finds the inspiration for his words and music and what coolness really means.

WORDS & MUSIC II

American Routes offers a sequel to our popular "Words and Music" show, paying special attention to great lyricists and story songs, as well as figures who've blurred the lines between literature and music. One of those is Steve Earle. When he wasn't busy stirring up the alt-country world with newsworthy albums like Jerusalem, Earle spent time in Ireland writing short stories and haikus. We'll also speak with African-American songwriter, poet and radio host Oscar Brown Jr., and hear the potent and playful words of Mose Allison, Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, and the story behind that most-American phrase "Doo Wah Diddy."

WORDS & MUSIC II

American Routes offers a sequel to our popular "Words and Music" show, paying special attention to great lyricists and story songs, as well as figures who've blurred the lines between literature and music. One of those is Steve Earle. When he isn't busy stirring up the alt-country world with newsworthy albums like his latest Jerusalem, Earle spends time in Ireland writing short stories and haikus. We'll also speak with African-American songwriter, poet, and radio host Oscar Brown Jr., and hear the potent and playful words of Mose Allison, Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, and the story behind that most American phrase 'Doo Wah Diddy.'

WORDS & MUSIC II

American Routes offers a sequel to our popular "Words and Music" show, paying special attention to great lyricists and story songs, as well as figures who've blurred the lines between literature and music. One of those is Steve Earle. When he isn't busy stirring up the alt-country world with newsworthy albums like his latest "Jerusalem," Earle spends time in Ireland writing short stories and haikus. We'll also speak with African-American songwriter, poet, and radio host Oscar Brown Jr., and hear the potent and playful words of Mose Allison, Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, and the story behind that most American phrase: "Doo Wah Diddy."

JAZZ FEST / WILD MAGNOLIAS

It's the Crescent City celebration rivaled only by Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a magnet of music, food, and folk art embracing Louisiana and beyond. From Louis Armstrong to zydeco, we'll sample some of the soundscape and the cuisine of the festival. Plus conversations with visiting singer and musical philosopher Oscar Brown Jr., and an in-depth look at the Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indian tribe - a New Orleans institution that's been featured at every single Jazz Fest since 1970.

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES STAYCATIONS, DESTINATIONS & SUMMERTIME VARIATIONS

From the show "American Routes Staycations, Destinations & Summertime Variations" originally aired on August 2nd, 2017

FROM THE SHOW: WHAT'S COOL?

From the show "What's Cool?" originally aired on November 11th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: JACK KEROUAC

From the show "Jack Kerouac" originally aired on September 30th, 1998

FROM THE SHOW: JACK KEROUAC

From the show "Jack Kerouac" originally aired on August 11th, 1999

FROM THE SHOW: LABOR DAY WEEKEND

From the show "Labor Day Weekend" originally aired on August 30th, 2000

FROM THE SHOW: WHAT'S COOL?

From the show "What's Cool?" originally aired on September 5th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: LABOR DAY

From the show "Labor Day" originally aired on August 29th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: WHAT'S COOL?

From the show "What's Cool?" originally aired on July 24th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: WHAT'S COOL?

From the show "What's Cool?" originally aired on February 4th, 2004

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