Monday, December 25, 2006

ATLANTA - James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a giant of R&B and an inspiration for rap, funk and disco, died early Christmas morning. He was 73. Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia at Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Sunday and died around 1:45 a.m. Monday, said his agent, Frank Copsidas of Intrigue Music.

I always thought that he was just a funny man that made funny sounds, and people laughed at him. It was true they did, and he was a bit odd to me. I never actually got into JB until Ragbrai. On a hill and I could here JB the rythm was awesome you could pedal and feel the music. It was "Soul" . I will always have JB in my collection when I am pedaling. Fairwell friend.


1956: "Please, Please, Please"

1959: "Try Me"

1960: "Think"

1961: "Baby, You're Right"

1961: "Bewildered"

1961: "I Don't Mind"

1962: "Lost Someone"

1962: "Night Train"

1963: "Prisoner of Love"

1965: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"

1965: "I Got You (I Feel Good)"

1966: "Ain't That a Groove"

1966: "Don't Be A Drop-Out"

1966: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"

1966: "Sweet Little Baby Boy"

1967: "Cold Sweat"

1967: "Let Yourself Go"

1968: "I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)"

1968: "I Got The Feelin'"

1968: "Licking Stick - Licking Stick"

1968: "Say it Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud"

1968: "There Was A Time"

1969: "Ain't It Funky Now"

1969: "Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose"

1969: "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself)"

1969: "Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn"

1969: "Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me)"

1970: "Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A) Sex Machine"

1970: "Santa Claus Is Definitely Here To Stay"

1970: "Super Bad"

1971: "Escape-ism"

1971: "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved"

1971: "Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)"

1971: "I'm A Greedy Man"

1971: "Make It Funky"

1971: "Soul Power"

1972: "Get On The Good Foot"

1972: "King Heroin"

1972: "Talking Loud And Saying Nothing"

1973: "I Got A Bag Of My Own"

1973: "Sexy, Sexy, Sexy"

1974: "Funky President (People It's Bad)"

1974: "My Thang"

1974: "Papa Don't Take No Mess"

1974: "Stone To The Bone"

1974: "The Payback"

1976: "Get Up Offa That Thing"

1985: "Living in America"

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