“Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” is a funk song recorded by James Brown with Bobby Byrd on backing vocals. Released as a two-part single in 1970, it was a no. 2 R&B hit and reached no. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2004, “Sex Machine” was ranked number 326 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. “Get Up I… Read More »
This is the song that became Brown’s signature tune and gave him his famous catch phrase, “I Feel Good.” This song has a very convoluted release history. Brown recorded it in September 1964 and leased it, along with some of his other songs, to Smash Records, who planned to release it as a single but couldn’t because Brown’s label, King Records, filed a lawsuit. In October 1964, a judge ruled… Read More »
“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” is a song by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966 in a New York studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its title is a word play on the 1963 comedy film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad,… Read More »
If you like James Brown Music then you should definitely check out this video about the Godfather of Soul! Movin’, groovin’ and shakin’ all over! “James Brown: The Man, The Music & The Message” “Highlights from the acclaimed film about the life story of the music legend. DVD available at OTPvideo.com or 202-898-0899.” If you like music that’s got soul and is Super Bad then you should check this out and… Read More »
In the world of James Brown Music there comes a time to talk about business and management. This video gives us a rare look, or 'listen' asitwere, at the man himself discussing music management issues. JAMES BROWN & MUSIC MANAGEMENT "Management: Should an artist engage in politics? How many souls does James Brown employ? www.management.mono.net." We found the discussion quite facscinating — if you found this interesting, please share.
If you want to see James Brown Funky People then you should check out this amazing video footage from 1981 in which JB band performs live on stage doing Funky Good Time and Papa's Got a Brand New Bag. James Brown Funky good time/Papa,s Bag "james brown live.1980&1981 Rare footage from the early eighties , in excellent pict+sound qty" This is truly a gripping performance – if you agree, please share… Read More »
Wikipedia has a James Brown Discography that is quite comprehensive. James Brown discography – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia wikipedia.org "This is a discography chronicling the musical career of James Brown. Brown joined the Flames in 1953, first as a drummer, and then as leading front man. Later becoming The Famous Flames, they signed with Federal Records in 1956 and recorded their first hit single, "Please, Please, Please", which sold over a… Read More »