December 25, 2006

Super Bad

James Brown has died. The cause of death hasn't been determined yet but he had been hospitalized for pneumonia the day before. I've seen video clips of him performing as recently as last June so his decline seems kind of sudden to me. He was flawed in his character in quite a few ways, but he was also a very innovative performer & a hard working musician. I never overlooked his faults but I never discounted his talent either. Here's his page in Wikipedia for more reading on his life & career. Here's a video clip of JB from The Blues Brothers, a vid of It's A Man's Man's Man's World & here's Papa's Got A Brand New Bag.

Posted by Publicola at December 25, 2006 05:50 AM | TrackBack
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