Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by gotityet0, Nov 9, 2006.
Anybody ever hear of him? Man can he blow a mean harmonica.
Yup. The harmonica player from War. Great player. Besides being a great solo player, he also used his harmonica to play horn-type parts. Gave War a very unique sound
I saw him play as a guest with the Grateful Dead once or twice. Excellent player
Lives in a trashcan.
Wrong Oskar, sorry.
Is there a Oskar living in your trashcan Steve?
A friend told me years ago that the master of Low Rider is around 8-10 minutes long and features some of the wildest Lee stuff you could ever hear. Too bad it's still on the shelf.
Really? I'd love to hear that someday.
I'll second that emotion as well. Wow!
He has his own harmonica company.
Met him in 1992 at Tower records in D.C. when War gave an in-store performance there...truly nice guy...and great player
I've seen him with the Dead a few times, but the first time I saw him he was playing with War at Boston College in 1973. He was introduced by a band member as "the colored member of the group."
I recently read that 4 of the original War members, including Oskar are playing under the name of The Low Rider Band. I'd love to check 'em out. The band touring as War has like 1 original member and a bunch of really young guys. Pretty much a War cover band.
Lee Oskar was the harmonica player in the band "War".
As mentioned in post number two way back this morning. Heh.
I obviously missed it while skimming the thread. Just trying to get up to speed after work!
This is the Steve Hoffman forum.
Great harmonica player, and owner of one of the best white guy afros I've ever seen. Before I realized he was Danish I thought he was just a really light skinned brother!!
I'd To hear that.
I'd go see these guys. It's all the surviving members, except Lonnie Jordan, who's still using the "WAR" name. Unforunately, it looks like he's being difficult about them even mentioning that name, also... :thumbsdn:
seems to be a lot of that, where the band members stay together, but the lead singer refuses to be a part...maybe a prima donna syndrome?
I have a CD called The Best Of Lee Oskar on Avenue Records that's pretty decent. Mostly stuff from the late 70's - early 80's.
WAR was a real group effort - "Why Can't We Be Friends" is a good example, with everybody singing. I think he was just the last guy not to quit... either way, it's a shame.
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