Music Is My Life, Politics My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown Jr. (2005)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A profile of jazzman, writer and civil-rights activist Oscar Brown Jr. (1926-2005), who began his career on Studs Terkel's "Secret City" radio show at age 15; ran for Congress; and became a jazz star. Included: comments from Ayuko Babu (Pan African Film Festival); poet Amiri Baraka; Al Jarreau; Abbey Lincoln; actress Nichelle Nichols ("Star Trek"); and Terkel. Also: archival footage.