Monday, April 2, 2012


Who doesn't love James Brown?

"The Godfather of Soul" went from an impoverished childhood in Georgia to a convicted felon but was able to turm his life around to ultimately become one of the most innovative, influential and respected musical artists in history. No one has ever come close to matching his style, energy or charisma and many of today's contemporary musicians owe a great deal to this legendary icon.

"The Payback" is a little over seven minutes of pure funk. Brown rifts about seeking vengeance on a man who cheated him and stole his woman so, you know The Godfather will get his revenge. The most amazing thing about this track is how Brown's howls throughout don't sound capable of coming from a human being.

There is no way you can keep still listening to this tune:

"The Payback" - James Brown (1974)

James Brown was best known for his amazing stage show and here he is in his prime from the 1964 concert film, "The T.A.M.I Show" that featured many of the top acts of the day. Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones famously stated that was one of the worst mistakes of their career was following Brown after this performance:


During a loving musical tribute while receiving this year's lifetime achievement award from BET, we were reminded of what an amazing ...