JAMES BROWN & BOBBY BYRD / “Since You Been Gone”


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3 Responses to “JAMES BROWN & BOBBY BYRD / “Since You Been Gone””

Qawi Says:
April 17th, 2006 at 9:24 am

What can you say…about the Godfather of Soul (a title I like better than Minister of The New Super-Heavy Funk, but that is another story). Whether the Flames or the JB’s, James Brown was indeed a conductor. Though, I’d love to see him in front of the Boston Pops or some Orchestra (could Mozart be funky?)

Anyways, James Brown’s success was not only the result of his ‘conducting’, but also in part by visionary musicians. There are many, however Bootsy and Maceo are the quickest to come to mind though. John “Jabo” Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, Melvin Parker, St. Clair Pinckney, Fred Wesley, and Alphonso Kellum also deserve some credit.

Thanks for “The Thing In G”! As a “Jazz” piece I like Funk Bomb a little better though. It’s dancable. Come to think of it, I can imagine James Brown dancing to “The Think In G”, especially in the continuity breaks.


tayari kwa salaam Says:
April 18th, 2006 at 2:11 pm

James Brown never ceases tuh amaze me. I’m just humbled to know that I’m alive at the same time as the bruhthuh who gets ya movin whethuh ya wanna or not.


lux Says:
April 22nd, 2006 at 3:56 am

I was lucky enough to get payed mad money to work a JB show about 10 years ago… with Sugar Hill Gang opening no less. Thanks for turning me on to some JB I haven’t heard!


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