KICKS AND CO.



Composer: Oscar Brown, Jr.
Lyricist: Oscar Brown, Jr.

Opened: October 11, 1961 at the Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Place Expo Center, Chicago, Illinois
Performances: 4



Beautiful Girl:

1. Mr. Oscar Brown, Jr. Goes To Washington, Fontana (S) 27540 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) [reissued on CD/Verve 557452]


Call Of The City:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Oscar Brown, Jr. and Zabeth Wilde with Alonzo Levister, piano)
2. Mr. Oscar Brown, Jr. Goes To Washington, Fontana (S) 27540 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) [reissued on CD/Verve 557452]
3. Long As You’re Living: The Songs And Poetry Of Oscar Brown, Jr., CD/Jizel (Linda Kosut)
4. The People That You Never Get To Love, CD/Jazz Alliance 10034 (Susannah McCorkle)
5. Nobody Else But Me, CD/FMR 070201 (Laura Zakian)


Doin’ The Freedom Ride (cut prior to Chicago opening):

1. Broadcast Post-Mortum (Chorus)


Excuse Me For Living (added to Frostburg State College, MD revival):

1. Between Heaven And Hell, Columbia (S) CS-8574 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) [reissued on Kicks!: The Best Of Oscar Brown, Jr. CD/BGP 159]
2. Brown Baby, CD/Minor Music 801061 (Annette Lowman)


Forbidden Fruit (unused):


1. 45/Columbia 4-42232 (The Kirby Stone Four)
2. 45/Columbia DB 7812 (Mark Leeman Five) [reissued on Memorial Album, CD/See For Miles 317 with single and album versions]
3. 45/Decca F12458 (The Nashville Teens) [reissued on Tobacco Road, CD/One Way 19099]
4. Between Heaven And Hell, Columbia (S) CS-8574 (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
5. Sin & Soul ... And Then Some, CD/Columbia CK 64994 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) (previously unreleased)
6. The Amazing Nina Simone, Colpix (S) SCP-407 (Nina Simone with orchestra conducted by Robert Mersey) [reissued as CD/Fabulous 114]
7. Forbidden Fruit, Colpix (S) SCP-419 (Nina Simone) [reissued on CD/EMI 9394 and on Forbidden Fruit/Nina Simone At Newport, CD/Collectables 6207]
8. Nina’s Choice, Colpix (S) SCP-443 (Nina Simone) [reissued on CD/Collectables 6308]
9. Forbidden Fruit, CD/Fobulus 00002 (Jive At Five)
10. Brown Baby, CD/Minor Music 801061 (Annette Lowman)
11. All This Happiness, CD/PS Classics PS-1315 (Judy Kuhn with musical direction by Dan Lipton) 



Hazel's Hips:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Oscar Brown, Jr. with Alonzo Levister, piano)
2. Broadcast Post-Mortum (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
3. Sin & Soul ... And Then Some, CD/Columbia CK 64994 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) (previously unreleased)
4. Between Heaven And Hell, Columbia (S) CS-8574 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) [reissued on Kicks!: The Best Of Oscar Brown, Jr. CD/BGP 159]
5. Fresh, Atlantic (S) SD 18106 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) [reissued on CD/Warner Bros. 8122736772]
6. Live Every Minute, CD/Minor Music 801071 (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
7. Long As You’re Living: The Songs And Poetry Of Oscar Brown, Jr., CD/Jizel (Linda Kosut)
8. One On One, CD/Audiophile 259 (Mike Campbell)
9. No One Knows, CD/Harbinger 2201 (Eric Comstock)
10. Classikhan, CD/Santuary 325 (Chaka Kahn with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eve Nelson)
11. ‘Round Midnight, CD/Sunset (Amber Weekes)
12. Live, CD/Jazztime (Kid Dutch And His Blusicians)
13. Afro Blue: The Music Of Oscar Brown Jr., CD/Felton 4410 (Cynthia Felton) (as "Harry's Hips")



Hooray For Friday [Hymn For Friday]:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Oscar Brown, Jr. and Zabethe Wilde with Alonzo Levister, piano)
2. Broadcast Post-Mortum (Chorus)
3. Between Heaven And Hell, Columbia (S) CS-8574 (Oscar Brown, Jr.)


(Love Is) Like A Newborn Child:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
2. Broadcast Post-Mortum (Nichelle Nichols and Chorus)
3. Between Heaven And Hell, Columbia (S) CS-8574 (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
4. A Happening In Central Park, Columbia (S) CS-9710 (Barbra Streisand ) [reissued as CD/Columbia CK 9710]
5. Raw Silk, Warner Bros. (S) 3283 (Randy Crawford with music conducted by James Freebarin-Smith) [reissued as CD/WEA International 27386]


Lucky Guy:

1. Between Heaven And Hell, Columbia (S) CS-8574 (Oscar Brown, Jr.)


Man, Ernest Boy (Ernest's Theme):

1. Oscar Brown, Jr. Tells It Like It Is!, Columbia (S) CS-8825 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) [reissued on Oscar Brown, Jr. Tells It Like It Is!/In A New Mood, CD/Collectables COL-CD-7436 [Sony A-53534] ]


Most Folks Are Dopes:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Oscar Brown, Jr. with Alonzo Leviser, piano)


Mr. Kicks:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Oscar Brown, Jr. with Alonzo Levister, piano)
2. Broadcast Post-Mortum (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
3. Broadcast Post-Mortum (Oscar Brown, Jr. and Company) (finale)
4. Just For Kicks, Argo (S) LPS-699 (Eldee Young and Company)
5. Between Heaven And Hell, Columbia (S) CS-8574 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) [reissued on Kicks!: The Best Of Oscar Brown, Jr. CD/BGP 159]
6. Sin & Soul ... And Then Some, CD/Columbia CK 64994 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) (previously unreleased)
7. Live Every Minute, CD/Minor Music 801071 (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
8. Long As You’re Living: The Songs And Poetry Of Oscar Brown, Jr., CD/Jizel (Linda Kosut)
9. Many Moods Of Miss Justine, CD/Dreambox Media 1072 (Miss Justine)
10. Afro Blue: The Music Of Oscar Brown Jr., CD/Felton 4410 (Cynthia Felton)



Opportunity, Please Knock:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Oscar Brown, Jr. with Alonzo Levister, piano)
2. Broadcast Post-Mortum (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
3. Between Heaven And Hell, Columbia (S) CS-8574 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) [reissued on Kicks!: The Best Of Oscar Brown, Jr. CD/BGP 159]
4. Then & Now, CD/Columbia 7 44213 33342 4 (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
5. Free Spirits, Atlantic 8061 (Chris Connor) [reissued as CD/Collectables 6521]
6. Opportunity Please Knock, CD/Amplified 9686 (Tereasa Vinson)
7. Next To You, CD/Amplied 102 (Teraesa Vinson)


Virtue Is Its Own Reward (cut prior to Chicago opening):

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Oscar Brown, Jr. and Zabethe Wilde with Alonzo Levister, piano)


What’s In It For Me?:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Zabethe Wilde with Alonzo Levister, piano)


While I Am Still Young:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Zabethe Wilde with Alonzo Levister, piano)
2. Broadcast Post-Mortum (Nichelle Nichols)
3. Mary Lou Collins, RCA Camden (S) CAS-2355 (Mary Lou Collins)
4. The Amazing Amanda Ambrose, RCA Victor (S) LSP-2742 (Amanda Ambrose with orchestra conducted by Bobby Scott)
5. Amanda, Dunwich (S) S 668 (Amanda Ambrose) (live) [reissued on In The Meantime, CD/Magi Music 00638 98872]


World Full Of Grey:

1. NBC’s The Today Show (3/28/61) (Oscar Brown, Jr. with Alonzo Levister, piano)
2. Broadcast Post-Mortum (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
3. Between Heaven And Hell, Columbia (S) CS-8574 (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
4. Sin & Soul ... And Then Some, CD/Columbia CK 64994 (Oscar Brown, Jr.) (previously unreleased)
5. Live Every Minute, CD/Minor Music 801071 (Oscar Brown, Jr.)


Other Songs:

Beguine
The Comb Is Hot
Finale
Hazel's Ballet
I'll Get You Killed
I’m Bettin’ (added for the Columbia College revival)
Love’s Young Dream (added for the Columbia College revival)
A Needle And A Bottle (added for the Columbia College revival)
Prologue
Take The Money (added for the Columbia College revival)
Someone On The Side (added for the Columbia College revival)
Turn The Other Cheek