From 1981, and his eponymous solo album debut, please enjoy the late and heartbreakingly great Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys and "Hold On."
I was fortunate enough to see a club show on the tour Carl did in support of this album; it was just him and the small band you hear on the above track, and they totally kicked it. The album itself, alas, has never been on CD, and since it's never developed a retroactive cult following like brother Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue, I suspect it never will. Yet another reason to give thanks to the intertubes, from whence I found the mp3s.
As for "Hold On," I have only two words for anybody who claims that Brian was the sole significant talent in the Beach Boys, or that said band was white bread and devoid of soul.
Pardon my French, but I believe they are "bite me."