Monday, December 25, 2006

Rest in Peace James Brown (1933 – 2006)

...I just got the news that James Brown had passed and it’s hard to know how to feel because, simply put, he had always been around; a part of my musical world; somewhere, doing his thing…his body of work stretches back to the mid 50s to the present and, truth be told, there must be literally hundreds of albums and compilations released during the various stages that his career run has been through…you might not know it, but this is the guy who brought the world Bootsy Collins (he incorporated Collins to play bass and his brother, guitarist, Phelps “Catfish” Collins, both members of Cincinnati’s Pacemakers back in 1969) which also augmented the direction Brown was heading in at the top of the 70s: Funk..continued

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