Monday, December 25, 2006

RIP Soul Brother #1


Before he became a pop-culture parody of himself, before "Mr. Charlie" appropriated him as more fodder for the marketing/hype-made-in China-sold-by-Wal Mart industrial complex, he was ours. Soul Brother #1. Teach God to boogie, James...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I don't know ka-ra-te, but I know ka-razor!"

The "big payback" will come, Nat Turner...

plez... said...

James Brown was clearly The Man! He was clearly the precursor to EVERYTHING we consider R&B, Soul, Funk, and even Disco. Without James Brown, there is no Michael Jackson, no Prince, no Parliament-Funkadelic, no Usher, no Justin Timberlake, no talent-less sampling hip hop artists, and no artificially produced lip-synching Milli Vanilli-type groups, no funky bands, no disco balls… and no Beautiful BLACK People! *smile*

We’ll miss the Godfather… but like Beethoven, we’ll have his music for an eternity!

lance williams, sr. said...

It's a little silly but "Dr. Detroit" and "Rocky IV" have been all over the tube. Two of the more exploitative visions of James...