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James Brown’s Birthday Special: Top 5 Songs of the Godfather of Soul Music!
India.com ^ | May 03, 2014 | Krishna Makwana

Posted on 05/03/2014 5:48:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

James Brown has been accredited for being one of the founding fathers of the funk music. Born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina, Brown first stepped into music by performing in talent shows as a young kid. His first appearance was at Augusta’s Lenox Theater in 1944. After that, he continued to perform and record for the duration of his life until his death in 2006 from congestive heart failure and pneumonia.

Here is a list of the top 5 songs made by the great artist, James Brown:-

I Got You (I Feel Good)

This song was recorded and released as a single in 1965. The lyrics can be seen as Brown expressing as to how good he feels now that he has the one he loves. The song also includes an alto sax solo by Maceo Parker. I Got You (I Feel Good) is Brown’s highest-charting song. This song is made even more popular by being featured in several movies and sporting events. The song has also been covered many times by other performers.

Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine

This funky number was initially released as a two-part single in 1970 with Bobby Byrd on backing vocals. This song remained a staple of Brown’s concert performances until the end of his career. Many recordings and versions were made of this piece but the original version remains the best.

I Got the Feelin’

Another funk song by James Brown, I Got the Feelin’ was released as a single in 1968. It reached #1 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop chart. Even a 10 – year – old Michael Jackson was seen mimicking James Brown’s performance of this song at an audition.

Mother Popcorn

Co-written by producer Brown and Ellis, “Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me)” stayed at number one R&B for two weeks, going to number 11 pop in summer 1969.

Give It Up or Turnit a Loose

This song was recorded in 1968 at Criteria Studios in Miami. It had held the R&B top spot for two weeks and hit number 15 pop in spring of 1969.

Having been ranked as number one in The Top 500 Artists list, James Brown has given us a lot to thank him for. He still lives on in our hearts through his beautiful music.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: jamesbrown; music; soulmusic

1 posted on 05/03/2014 5:48:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Try Me was one of his best.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 5:55:58 PM PDT by democratsaremyenemy
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To: nickcarraway

G R A V I T Y the big G


3 posted on 05/03/2014 5:58:37 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: nickcarraway

My favorite is “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”. (1966)


4 posted on 05/03/2014 6:02:56 PM PDT by ohiobushman ( If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?)
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To: nickcarraway

Living In America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHqUipinDyw


5 posted on 05/03/2014 6:03:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ohiobushman

I agree with you - have you ever seen this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb-B3lsgEfA


6 posted on 05/03/2014 6:08:30 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: ohiobushman

I read that was Michael Jackson’s favorite song.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 6:10:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sioux-san

McInyyre played an interview with James Brown and Barbara Walters the other day that was hilarious. He kept singing over her and avoiding any loaded questions.

It was decades ago. On YouTube.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 6:11:53 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: nickcarraway
Who saw this duo coming:

James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti

9 posted on 05/03/2014 6:13:43 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: BunnySlippers

Love it - James could give some lessons to the self-destructing Repubs out there blowing every interview right and left. )


10 posted on 05/03/2014 6:14:34 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: nickcarraway

Please, Please, Please.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 6:15:31 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway
The funk workout "Blues and Pants" from the album Hot Pants.

The extended version of "Funky Drummer" from the collection In the Jungle Groove.

Also "Soul Power" and "Funky President (People It's Bad)."

12 posted on 05/03/2014 6:16:41 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway

This is a Man’s World....


13 posted on 05/03/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

James Brown was OK I guess, but I prefer the Flying Lizards’ cover of ‘Sex Machine”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_ARBrEPihQ


14 posted on 05/03/2014 6:55:28 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Vendome

“James Brown has been accredited for being one of the founding fathers of the funk music.”

James was also the founding father of about 18 illegitimate kids.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 6:56:12 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: nickcarraway

Way back in my days as a touring musician, one of our bus drivers had previously driven for James Brown. Cool guy.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 7:05:02 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: heye2monn

You don’t have any hobbies?


17 posted on 05/03/2014 7:05:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I was fortunate enough to see the GFOS live in concert at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, AK in late 1976. Unusual venue but a fantastic show. He was in his prime. I’ll never forget that one.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 10:27:13 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL. That’s an expensive hobby. Especially when the wimmen come after you looking for a paycheck


19 posted on 05/04/2014 9:33:35 AM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: nickcarraway

Good stuff Nick....The bass in ‘Mother Popcorn’ is excellent!!


20 posted on 05/04/2014 12:40:03 PM PDT by virgil283 ('No king .... but King Jesus')
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To: nickcarraway
This is said to be James Brown & His Famous Flames recording under a pseudonym:

Mashed Potatoes--Nat Kendricks & the Swans (1960)

21 posted on 05/05/2014 7:01:51 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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