OSW: Rest In Peace, James Brown

There’s a guy named Mr. Grundy who is an absolute aural genius who was shocked, as I’m sure we all were, that James Joseph Brown passed away.
In great form. he presents us with:

Old School Wednesday: Rest In Peace, James Brown.

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Podcast/mix available here. [Click to play or right click-save as to download.]

01 Apollo Live 1968 – Introduction
02 The JBs – Doin’ It To Death
03 James Brown – Night Train
04 James Brown – The Boss
05 James Brown – The Payback
06 James Brown – Say It Loud I’m Black And I’m Proud
07 James Brown – Baby, You’re Right
08 James Brown – Please Please
09 James Brown – Soul Power (Pts 1&2)
10 Lyn Collins – Mama Feelgood
11 James Brown – Sex Machine
12 James Brown – There Was A Time
13 James Brown – Try Me
14 James Brown – Like It Is, Like It Was
15 James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing
16 James Brown – Make It Funky (Pt 1)
17 The JBs – Pass The Peas
18 James Brown – Super Bad
19 James Brown – Cold Sweat
20 James Brown – Living In America
21 James Brown – I Feel Good

To attempt to talk about each one of these cuts would take all week. All I can say is this just puts a dent in what James Brown represents.

Take it light.

7 comments on “OSW: Rest In Peace, James Brown

  1. james madison says:

    Pure genius –
    I remember a trip me and a group of friends took and. It was about
    2 1/s hours ride and we listened to JB the whole way.
    Everyone owes a debt!

  2. sunshyne says:

    I didn’t expect anything less than a fire list from Soul Brother #1. I remember making my students listen to “The Payback” before we got into the second half of “Homer’s The Odyssey” so I could introduce the theme of revenge. I loved it, and they could dig it, too.
    If Usher, Neyo, or Chris Brown impress the children, they have to take it all the way back to James Brown to get back to real soul and the definition of an entertainer.

  3. Todd Kelley says:

    pour out a little liquor…

  4. KB says:

    I finally listened to this at work yesterday before breaking out for the weekend. Well done. My co-worker and I vibed from the infectious JBs track to laughing because he didn’t know James Brown covered “Night Train.” He just knew it from Back to the Future. Ha! For those not in the know go Google Jimmy Forrest for the original. Or better yet find “Happy Go Lucky Local” by Duke Ellington because nothing is original.
    Anyway, this was a good representation of the legend who made it funky. Rest in peace, James.

  5. godizus says:

    If only there were a way for me to type a fist in the air…

  6. tgrundy says:

    Aural genius? Hoo boy, how do you respond to an intro like that without blushing. I’m almost speechless after that one (and anyone who knows me well knows it’s a cold day in Hell when THAT happens {smile}). Let me just say it was a pure pleasure and an honor to have the opportunity to create an Old School Wednesday mix, especially to honor the ‘Godfather of Soul’. Thank you, EJ, and all of the “faithful” who check in here every week, you’ve all made me feel right at home here.

  7. jdid says:

    excellent mix my brother

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