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Various - Doing The James Brown - In The Footsteps Of The Godfather Of Funk flac album
Doing The James Brown - In The Footsteps Of The Godfather Of Funk
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Artist: Various Artists Title Of Album: Doing The James Brown - In The Footsteps Of The Godfather Of Funk Year Of Release: 2001 Label (Catalog Harmless HURTCD032 Genre: Soul, Funk, Rhythm. An entire album of JB covers sounds initially like a project which has got up on the bad foot, but this long-player from Harmless, subtitled "in the footsteps of the godfather of funk" by its compiler (respected journalist James Maycock) works on so many levels that it adds up to an essential purchase for funk aficionados. While some tracks pay homage others, like the Daktaris' "Give It Up or Turn It Loose," stray far from the original, as the bongo-rocked spoken word of the Last Poets vision encapsulates not the material of James Brown, but the man himself. The Last Poets - James Brown 09. James Brown - Cold Sweat (Live) 10. Lou Pride - It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World 11.

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul". In a career that lasted 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres.

Born in utter poverty, James Brown became the ultimate self-made man, whose work ethic was topped only by his rhythmic innovations and musical genius. But what should never be lost in the translation to postmodern funk is the galvanizing live aspect of James Brown’s theatrical, testifying soul: The man could dance. In the Sixties, a decade full of careers that caught fire in live moments – from Dylan turning electric at Newport to Hendrix at Woodstock – JB proved it all night, every night. You had to see him to believe him. 100 Greatest Artists of All Time: James Brown. In the latter years, the Godfather’s repeated falls from grace were heartbreaking; PCP-fueled rampages, domestic violence, car chases, the televised mug shots, more jail time and the awkward post-prison explanations and denials.

James Brown dominated the R&B charts for half a century. He has reached the Billboard top 40 nearly 100 times and occupied the number one spot on seventeen different occasions. In 1992 the Godfather of Soul was awarded a special lifetime achievement Grammy award. This is an amazing book. This is not a lightweight celebrity book. It's a real biography, by a writer who obviously cares deeply for the music that Brown made.

All tracks on this album are live recordings. Rights Society: MCPS. Other Versions (5 of 5) View All. Cat.

The Godfather: James Brown. Godfather of Soul James Brown performs onstage at the Country Club on January 31, 1982 in Reseda, California. James Brown has the best live show of all time, I believe. I think Bruno Mars is doing a newer version of it. This is what I want my show to feel like. Background singers swaying and band is killer and looks like they're having fun.

Fans mourned the Godfather of Go-Go on Chuck Brown Way outside the Howard Theatre. News4's Jackie Bensen has more. Published Thursday, May 17, 2012). All of his fans meant the world to him, Whiting said. He lived for family and he lived to perform. We do a song, break it down," he said. We get into the audience; they get into us. And it just goes and goes and goes. He said he fused the various elements of his sound in 1966, first putting the sound on record in 1972 with "We the People. Chuck Brown on What Go-Go Means to . Chuck Brown describes what go-go music means to Washington, .


1 Dillard Crume & The Soul Rockers Mother Popcorn 3:11
2 Otis Redding Papa's Got A Brand New Bag 4:46
3 Bernard Purdie Cold Sweat 5:40
4 James Brown Popcorn With A Feeling 2:58
5 The Daktaris Give It Up Or Turn It Loose 3:52
6 Chollo Rivera & The Latin Soul Drives I Got The Feeling 3:15
7 The Capitols Please, Please, Please 3:13
8 The Last Poets James Brown 2:55
9 James Brown Cold Sweat (Live) 12:51
10 Lou Pride It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World 2:55
11 Aretha Franklin Money Won't Change You 2:07
12 Grant Green Ain't It Funky Now 9:52
13 Jerry O There Was A Time 3:01
14 St. Vincent Latinaires Hot Pants - I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming 3:18
15 Larry Willis Lickin' Stick 2:20
16 James Brown Calm And Cool 5:46


  • Compiled By – James Maycock


Sleeve notes by James Maycock.
Harmless package & graphics by Think1.
Cover photo by David Corio/Retna.

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HURTLP032 Various Doing The James Brown - In The Footsteps Of The Godfather Of Funk ‎(2xLP, Comp) Harmless HURTLP032 UK 2001
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The entire album and especially the live version of Cold Sweat, recorded in Dallas in '68, is just phenomenal. Every funk and soul fan needs to hear! Good god!