Hell is a wild Frankenstein creation, a double album that features remakes of previous hits, some smooth R&B, a Spanish-language detour, and unlikely covers of ‘Stormy Monday’ and ‘When the Saints Go Marching In.’ Plus a number of songs, such as today’s SOTD, that embrace Brown’s signature sound.
James Brown could almost fit into last week’s theme week… he’s a classic artist with who I am not familiar enough. However, I do know some of the bigger hits so I didn’t include him in that lineup.
I wish I was around when James Brown was in his prime. It doesn’t seem right that my earliest and most vivid memory of an R&B legend like him is from that scene in Rocky IV. (Apollo Creed should have known that Russian meant business!)