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    That's Mr. to you, Sir!! Trane's Avatar
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    RIP BB Dickerson - bassist & vocalist or WAR

    B.B. Dickerson, singer & bassist War ("The World Is a Ghetto", it's him).
    He left the band in 79
    he was only 71.




    Last edited by Trane; 4 Days Ago at 06:16 AM.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    That's Mr. to you, Sir!! Trane's Avatar
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    Oooopppppssssie sorry, I posted that in the main forum (which by no means is a problem for me - hopefully it's not for anybody else)

    War was always "proggy" for me anyways - at least until 76.




    Here is them in recent years

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    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, BB.

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    RIP. I love the WAR.
    Macht das ohr auf!

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    One of my all time favorite songs. It's sad day.

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    He used to own a head shop near me with a little record shop attached. He was an entertaining and very nice guy. RIP

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    WAR - unusually for a funk band, their focus was on the sound of the whole band, and there was no star singer. They did have a distinctive vocal blend, but it wasn't down to any one guy. Really, their burbling, chugging sound was the star. Also quite a distinctive horn section, consisting of one sax and one harmonica - the latter played by Lee Oskar, who was the only white guy in the band, Danish, and had the biggest Afro.

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    One of the coolest performances I ever saw was BB with his arm around an older German dressed in traditional lederhosen and doing the song "Why Can't We Be Friends">>>Sunrise Festival-Offenburg 1976

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    Great band. Had a bunch of WAR albums in the early 70s. Today I only have.....The World is A Ghetto. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    He left the band in 79
    He was, however, also part of the Lowrider Band, which is the "real" War, with all the surviving members of the classic lineup except Lonnie Jordan, who is the only classic member in the version of War that has the rights to the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    He was, however, also part of the Lowrider Band, which is the "real" War, with all the surviving members of the classic lineup except Lonnie Jordan, who is the only classic member in the version of War that has the rights to the name.
    which is why I included a Lowrider performance at the bottom of the second post, but thanks for specifying
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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