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James Brown R.I.P.

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

I watched his funeral the other day on TV. I missed much of the music but I caught Jesse Jackson’s and pretty much every other speech. I’m actually a big fan of the old school funk. James Brown isn’t a saint, he was domineering and undereducated. His songwriting was very organic, often he would come to the studio with a few scraps of lyrics and he would build the song up. He’d get the drummer going on the dishwasher rhythm, add in the bass, the chicka chicka guitar then have the horn section make up the bridge and the rest of their parts…

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