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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

LITTLE OSCAR - EMPTY BOTTLES


Can't say I know much about Little Oscar; he seems to have faded completely off of the radar after releasing a few records (I believe that this is his first). His last name is believed to be Stricklin or Strickland (the label here says Stricklin as the writer)...

What an incredible record; recorded rather late in the game for this style (sounds more like 1963 to my ears), this record packs a massive wallop and the lyrics really blow me away with vivid imagery within simplicity. All backed up by some red hot Chicago (I think...) musicians.

from 1967...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm discovering the music of the 60's just because of your blog! Thanks a lot!

Holly said...

Love this - thanks, Derek!

Desmond said...

One of those songs that sounds good straight off.

Gerard Herzhaft said...

After recording a handful of blues 45s during the late 60's, Little Oscar Stricklin went to Disco and Funk under different names, notably Little O (not to be confused with the other Hip Hop and much younger artist Little O). He recorded some 45s and one CD. Very recently, he came back from nowhere posting some sons and interviews on You Tube.

Derek See said...

cool thanks for the info