When Colorado filmmaker donnie betts met Oscar Brown Jr., he was amazed. Here was a man who had helped shape American music, radio, and social consciousness. He'd written lyrics to jazz tunes like â€œAfro Blueâ€ and â€œWork Song.â€ And yet nobody had captured his life on film. Betts has fixed that. His documentary about Brown is called, Music Is My Life, Politics My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown Junior#eI#. Critics have praised it. The #I#Chicago Tribune called the movie eloquent, unflinching and exquisitely edited. It will be shown Saturday night at 9 on KBDI Channel 12. betts spoke with Dan Meyers last May. (Morning broadcast only.) (First broadcast May 9, 2006.)
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