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Bobby Timmons' DAT DERE. Who wrote the lyrics?

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Very cool song. Very well sung.

Liner says that "She sings...with her daughter, Traci, in mind."

The kind of song I wish Ornette did on one of his Atlantic records.

Imagine the whole album of covers by THE quartet, done in, say, 1961-62, on the thorny laurels, as it were!

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The original lyrics were written by Oscar Brown Jr.. I haven't heard the Sheila Jordan, but I suspect they are the same. Hip words about a how a child sees things

Oscar Browns version is on Sin and Soul

Oscar for some strange reason is considered to be a bit too theatrical for JAZZ fans.. but his records are full of witty and intense songs

for wit try

Hazel's Hips

One Foot in the Gutter

The Snake.. was it O.C.Smith had a top twenty hit with that

Forbidden Fruit

Somebody buy me a drink

and the great

But I Was Cool.

it's a long list

He also wrote the words to Work Song and a whole bunch of others that often people think were Hendricks work.

If interested in Oscar Brown Jr seek out Sin And Soul on Columbia

Tells It Like It Is / In A New Mood on collectables ( New Mood is not as full of his original lyrics but the coupled album is.)

There was one more.. Between Heaven and Hell which so far is only out on vinyl... in the used bins,

Edited by P.D.

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Brown was also the lyricist for "Freedom Now Suite".

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Sheila Jordan indeed used Oscar brown Jr.'s lyrics!

He was a hip guy with a wild sense of humour, dig "But I was cool" on the "Sin & Soul" album ... when I first heard that one on German radio many years ago I broke up! :D

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Kevin Mahogany does a nice version of "Dat Dere" on one of his early Enja albums. (I think it was Enja-Ralph Moore is on it, I remember that).

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Karrin Allyson does two of Oscar Brown, Jr.'s songs, "Long As You're Livin'" and "Hum Drum Blues" on her very nice 2002 album, In Blue.

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And how about the classic "40 Acres and a Mule"?

I believe that's on "Mr. Brown Goes To Washington". Another good'un. :tup

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Have you heard the Albert Collins take on "But I Was Cool" from his session Cold Snap? Funny as hell ---- if you've ever seen Albert perform live you can picture him doing this with his usual humor!

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