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Oscar Brand' (born February 7, 1920, in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a folk singer and songwriter. In his career, spanning over 60 years, he has composed at least 300 songs and released nearly 100 albums. He has played alongside such legends of American folk music as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger.
He has been hosting the radio show Oscar Brand's Folksong Festival  every Saturday at 10 pm, on WNYC-AM 820 in New York City. The show has run more or less continuously since 1945. He currently resides in Great Neck, New York.
Brand is well known for writing catchy themed folk songs -- including the theme music to his show, "Something to Sing About (This Land Of Ours)" -- and has collaborated on a number of musicals, most notably The Education of HYMAN (a musical version of Leo Rosten's The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N ), and A Joyful Noise .
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