Chris Kim A Says:
Nov 27, 2011 -
Dec 19, 2012 - I want that short double-breasted.
Feb 24, 2011 - how so many different sounds could come out of one man is a feat unmatched
to this day.
Mar 2, 2011 - James never looked better than he did in '69. The first time he went to the
"natural" was big news.
Jul 14, 2012 - Okay - thanks. I keep forgetting that Sweets was playing bass with the
James Brown Band (as it was called at that time) as far back as 1968. I
think Bernard Odum was in both the James Brown Orchestra, and the James
Sep 20, 2012 - EVERYBODY loved James Brown. I think it was Johnny Carson who used to try
some of James Brown's moves. The operative word is try.
Oct 28, 2011 - @Umskiddy Don't be absurd. They gave him a great round of applause when he
came out. What - you think they were gong to get up and start doing the
camel walk? As for "the soul of the performance being understood", how are
you qualified to say what they did, or did not, understand? This was all
totally fresh back then, and you expect middle-aged white folks to have a
deep understanding of it? PLEASE!
Sean Sherrod Says:
May 20, 2011 - GOT DAMN.....It's a wonder why the fricken stage didn't just melt down
after this performance!!! GO AHEAD ON, BROTHER BROWN!!!
william parker Says:
May 10, 2012 - the bass men at that time were sweet charles sherrell and the guitar player
alfonso [country] kellum. kellum didnt get a lot of credit but he filled in
for bernard odum and tim drummond. you can hear him stand out playing the
bass on the original studio version of the chicken. he was funky as a
mutha! you know the rest!
Jul 14, 2012 - Yeah, funny how Bernard, Tim Drummond, Sweets and "Country" Kellum jumped
in and out of those bass chairs for about a year.
Feb 26, 2012 - If you put ELVIS and JAMES on the same stage together in there prime......,
I believe James would have Blazed Elvise's Ass! Just on sheer RAW FEELING
in the Groove. Hit Me.... PEACE
May 11, 2011 - Look at intently Maceo is watching James for the cues at 1:46.
Antonio Wyckoff Says:
Apr 23, 2011 - i think I like the drums on turn it loose, better than the original!!!
Sep 23, 2011 - What an incredible medley of gold.......Baby Baby Baby......eeeeeee! And
listen to that orchestration! Thanks again Ike!!!
Jan 15, 2011 - @IkeDyson71 - Wait, but you told me that the famous remake on the 'Sex
Machine' album wasn't better than the original record, only equal, yet you
think this version (and I agree) is better than the original? My friend,
the version on 'Sex Machine' smokes ANY version of 'Give It Up' in
Oct 9, 2012 - I would argue that Motown and The Funk Brothers, Stax Records, James Brown
& The Famous Flames all produced music that fit the Soul, R&B, and Funk
idioms. I think James Brown's "There Was A Time" is the best example where
all three terms are applicable. When I watch the April 5,1968 video of
James Brown and his band performing "There Was A Time" I see R&B and Soul
elements, I also see and feel the spiritual and funky undertones of a call
and response in a Southern Black Baptist church. RIP, MLK
Dec 19, 2010 - Wait. Real Instruments and no AutoTune. This just cant be.
May 16, 2011 - That was fly, JB came out and a guy gives him five before he steps to the
Jan 15, 2011 - @PaulDA2000 I did NOT say the original version and the 1970 were equal. I
said if anybody wanted to SAY they were equal, I wouldn't give them an
argument, but if they say the 1970 remake is better, THEN I would give an
argument. The "Give It Up" version here is basically the arrangement heard
in the original, just better performed, in my opinion.
Oct 9, 2012 - High-rise conk. LOL. As I recall all of the Black men entertainers and many
regular Joe's had their hair 'processed' until the late 60s. The
Afro-hairstyle started to gain popularity among Black men and women circa
1966, and was in full effect by 1968. James Brown and Sammy Davis Jr. got
the feeling by '69 - for a few years.
May 10, 2012 - But Elvis LOVED James Brown. Elvis sued to hire out a theater, and get the
projectionist to keep re-playing James Brown in the TAMI Show all night,
over and over again - until it was early in the morning. Every time the
projectionist thought Elvis had watched it enough - Elvis would say, "No,
run it again."
Oct 13, 2012 - I agree, Passion. Sammy and the Godfather had that "natural feelin'" for a
short while. And we can't forget the great Sam Cooke, who, by 1960, had a
short fro' way before JB momentarily put the rollers and hot comb away for
the cause. Yet, I kinda dug it when the JB perm returned in the early-mid
70s. That conk seemed to fit the Godfather better. To me, it was his stamp
on the envelope.
John Robert Cruz Says:
Nov 1, 2011 - FUNNY AT 1:45 THE RIGHT SAX PLAYER LOOKS LIKE CLARENCE WILLIAMS 3...LOL :)
Oct 17, 2011 - HIT ME!!!!
Jan 1, 2012 - @miguefunkpower I can't be absolutely sure, because you can't see the
bassman too good at any point, but I'd have to take a guess and say Bernard
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