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Odell Brown & the Organ-Izers: The Weight

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Soul Symphony compilation
Odell Brown was an organist and studio musician who played in the soul jazz and blues style. Brown and his group The Organ-Izers recorded several albums on the Chess-affiliated, Chicago-based Cadet and Paula labels in the late '60s and mid-'70s - mostly soulful Hammond interpretations of catchy, familiar styles and themes - without making much impact. He appeared on albums by Marvin Gaye (with whom he co-wrote the mega-hit "Sexual Healing,") Minnie Ripperton and other soul singers. His beautiful, organ drenched version of The Band's "The Weight" was released by Cadet as a 45 single in 1970, with "Think About It" as the B-side.

Odell Brown's version of "The Weight" surfaced again on this 2001 compilation/DJ-mix CD titled Soul Symphony (F.O.S.S.I.L. 001), put together by one DJ O-Dub from Oakland, CA.

Odell Brown & the Organ-Izers - The Weight - 1970 - 45 single - Cadet 5624


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