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.