As I write this quick entry, there is a discussion on (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist) Scott Mervis’ FB wall about War vs. Lowrider Band. I thought I’d post a quick summary of the situation as I understand it, along with (1) some photos from Lowrider’s 2015 performance in Wheeling, WV and (2) some wonderful interview segments with Howard Scott on The Soul Show.
- There are 7 original members of War: Howard Scott, Harold Brown, Lee Oskar, Lonnie Jordan, B.B. Dickerson, Charles Miller (deceased), Papa Dee Allen (deceased).
- There was a legal decision that prevents Scott, Brown and Oskar to use the name War; they have performed ever since as the Lowrider Band. (Dickerson is not able to perform due to illness)
- Jordan currently leads, and is currently the only founding member in, the band War.