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The Godfather of Soul, or the Hardest Working Man in Show Business will work no more. JAMES BROWN died yesterday at the age of 73 from pneumonia or what was then reported as congenital heart failure, leaving this world with a lot less soul. Almost ironic for a man who could dance as he could — to watch the guy perform, you’d have thought he had the body of a man much younger and wow, did he have the moves. Seemed that he might go on forever.
You can’t not say that you were a fan of James Brown as he was truly an icon. It’s always sad to me when someone of his stature in music dies, as a little piece of the history goes with him. And his was a strong piece of American music — soul, funk and rap all sprung forth from his fancy footwork.
Brown started off in the Depression era in this country shining shoes and ended up with the hardest working feet in show business. Not bad for a Black man, during those times.
Here’s a little clip that showcases some of the talent of a man known variously as Soul Brother Number One, Mr. Dynamite, the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business, Minister of The New New Super Heavy Funk, Mr. Please Please Please, The Boss, and the best-known, the Godfather of Soul — enjoy.
~ DJ Lampsha
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