Song of the Day #4,820: ‘My Thang’ – James Brown

Sticking to funk for another day, here’s a 1974 album by the genre’s signature artist, James Brown.

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.

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Song of the Day #149: ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World’ – James Brown

brownJames 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!)

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