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Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview

bobad 08 Feb 10 - 09:01 PM
Beer 08 Feb 10 - 10:07 PM
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Desert Dancer 08 Feb 10 - 10:27 PM
Mark Ross 08 Feb 10 - 10:48 PM
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Subject: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: bobad
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 09:01 PM

Oscar Brand, who turned 90 years old yesterday has written more than 300 songs and recorded 90 albums. He has been hosting Folksong Festival on WNYC radio for 65 years. He was interviewed by host Michael Enright on The Sunday Edition on CBC Radio in Canada. I thought it one terrific interview and want to share it with you.
Click on the Listen To Hour One player.
http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/shows/201002/20100207.html


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: Beer
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 10:07 PM

My God.... I thought he was dead years ago.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 10:22 PM

What an inspiration! I didn't know he was still alive, either.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 10:27 PM

Oscar Brand ;-)

I saw him live some 25+ years ago, with my parents, who had been listening for 30+ years...

I'm looking forward to listening to this!

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: Mark Ross
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 10:48 PM

Can't get it to play. Help.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 11:06 PM

Becky, I think you mixed up your links. That one goes to an Energizer Bunny.:-)

Mark, I couldn't get it to play, either.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: GUEST,iancarterb
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 11:14 PM

I heard it live from start to finish and it's worth finding the right link. Start at www.CBC.ca and see what gets you there. Michael Enright is as good at radio as Oscar is, and he likes Oscar too. It was very good fun.
Carter


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 12:52 AM

You have to have the Adobe Flash Player, for which there is a link at the bottom of the page. The Oscar Brand material starts at about 9 mins.

~ B in T


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: bobad
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 07:17 AM

"The Oscar Brand material starts at about 9 mins."

That's funny because when I click it it starts right off with Oscar.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: Cool Beans
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 10:43 AM

I knew he was alive (thankfully); I didn;t know he was still doing his WNYC radio show, which I grew up with. Wow.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: bankley
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 11:51 AM

Thanks Bob...what a beautiful soul... he continues to be an inspiration... I remember the TV show, 'Let's Sing Out'. I tuned in faithfully and was curious about his use of a nylon string guitar.. which was different back then...not used by the trad. country players.. The only guest I can recall now was Josh White with a lit cigarette stuck in the headstock of his guitar.
somehow that image stayed with me... a smokin' black bluesman on national televison.... bless ol' Oscar the Grouch,


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 03:07 PM

Every old codger who thinks the only thing Oscar every did was record "Bawdy Songs & Backroom Ballads" should tune in to this one.
Not too many are privileged to enhance their legacies past 90.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 03:26 PM

I didn't realize Brand was still doing his radio show. He was, for awhile in the 1960s, broadcast in Los Angeles. I enjoyed those programs. It would be nice to have access to those as as historic documents. Thank you for post the link to the current program, Bobad.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 03:29 PM

I got to play at Carnegie Hall thanks to Mr Brand. He was and is a dynamite guy.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: gnu
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 04:33 PM

GREAT! Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: bankley
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 09:22 AM

I'll bump this back to the top, cuz more folks ought to hear this..
it's totally great..


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: open mike
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 02:28 PM

He was born in Winnepeg...here is the station his long-running show is on: http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/folksong-festival/


Folksong Festival Airs Saturdays at 10PM on AM 820

there is a place there to add your comments and happy birthday

greetings. included in the interview is early Bob Dylan and

wow--Joan Anderson....Joanie Mitchell..from Saskatoon

hmmm..Oscar the Grouch was named after him.

his song (similar to the Canadian version of This lane is your land)

has been sung by Canadians for many years...

..Prince Edward Isle ..to Labrador, from Vancouver Island to

Alberta Highlands...Ontario....hudson bay...maple trees...


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: gnu
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 03:42 PM

Born in Winnepeg? I did not know that. How is it that Winnepeg has produced so MANY amazing musicians?

Too fuckin cold or too many skeeters to go outside?

Sorry, but I'll say anything fer a joke, eh?

RIP.

BTW.... you played at Carnagie Hall? I did not know that. Wow... kewl!


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 08:11 PM

One song, but man, it was Carnegie Hall. Heady stuff to a 17-year-old. The reason I got on that stage was due to Mr Brand. He did it mostly because I was a fellow Canuck. I've never forgot him for that. Never will.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand at 90 - CBC interview
From: bankley
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 06:55 AM

you ought to send him a cd, I'm sure he'd appreciate hearing you.. and from you


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