August 5, 2013
by Catherine Hood
Singer, dancer, actor, storyteller, Morris Gearring’s production of “Something about Oscar Brown Jr.” had its 38th showing at The Jazz Showcase in Chicago. The spectacular one man tribute, starring Gearring, performed the famed singer, Oscar Brown Jr.’s popular songs “The Snake”, “Signifying Monkey”, and “Hazel’s Hips”. Through the mixture of excellent vocals of Gearring, Brown’s iconic lyrics, piano, bass guitar and drums, the show takes you on a roller coaster of emotions dipping you back into the 1960s and 1970s where racism was the issue plaguing the African American communities. MORE. . . .