James Brown Passes

Posted on: Monday, Dec 25, 2006

One of the most influential performers of all times has left us this Christmas. James Brown – The Godfather of Soul was 73.

BBC News.

BBC Obituary.

I believe that James Brown was of the people who defined the future of popular music. Without him, popular music would not have been the same. All of the soul and funk that followed him was changed for ever. Then later, his realisation that it was the break beat that was the most exciting part of the tune defined dance music in later years.
In tribute, here’s a fabulous YouTube clip from the 1970s.


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