The Lowrider Band consists of four of the five surviving original core group members of the multi-platinum selling band War: Howard E. Scott, B.B. Dickerson, Lee Oskar, and Harold Brown. They sound phenomenal together as they are the real deal.
Let’s hope we see them perform on the East Coast this year.
I was reflecting on a summer day in the early 90s. I was assistant coach for my son’s Milford International Little League. I was responsible for getting kids on the team to take part in daily practice at the baseball field behind East Shore Middle School.
On this one day I had my son Matthew in the car and we were picking up another player on the team, Tony. We picked Tony up at his apartment complex and he showed us the backyard short cut, through the alley to the field. I had War playing “Low Rider” on the car cassette machine. All of a sudden Tony pipes up and says, “Hey my Dad likes this song. He plays it all the time on his 8-track player.” His innocent enthusiasm made Matthew and I laugh as we all sang along to “Low Rider” on the way to the practice field.
Take a little trip
Take a little trip
Take a little trip with me
Now every time I hear “Low Rider” by War I think of Louis, Matthew, that innocent summer day and chuckle to myself.
I did some research on War and discovered like other oldies groups they have had their share of legal disputes over the decades. I have always wanted to see War live in concert. I realize after looking around the Internet, it is actually The Lowrider Band I want to see live. The Lowrider Band has 4 of the 5 living members of War as its nucleus. They lack the rights to the name. From what I can best determine Harold Brown(Drums), B.B. Dickerson (Bass/Vocals), Lee Oskar (Harmonica) and Howard Scott (Guitar/Vocals) got swindled out of the name War by their former manager, Jerry Goldstein.
Original member Lonnie Jordan plays keyboards and performs lead vocals with a reconstituted War today.
After reading many Web articles and discussions, listening to and watching War’s latest live CD and DVD, then comparing the media with the Lowrider videos I have reached the conclusion that Lowrider is the better sounding live band. I am trying to encourage local concert promoters to book the Lowrider Band so I can get to see them nearby someday soon!