Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Get Up (Get On Up)

The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, passed away Christmas morning. I won't try to defend some of the personal choices he made--- His domestic abuse arrests are common knowledge.

Instead, I'll focus exclusively on the musical genius.

Here's a brief clip of him singing "Get Up Off of That Thing" at the Beale Street Music Festival:

This one is some kind of TV appearance where he sang "Sex Machine".

I don't know that there's ever been a performer with better stage presence. He was a genuine phenom.

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