Saturday, April 7, 2012

James Brown Wows Soul Train Audience With Dynamic Performance

James Brown, February, 1973, Musikhalle, Hamburg
Photo by Heinrich Klaffs
James Brown brought his raw, uncut funk to the Soul Train stage in this groovalicious 1973 performance. The Godfather and his band treated the Soul Train audience to a mini concert.  Wearing a purple jumpsuit with his hair perfectly coiffed and combed to the side, James funked his way through a few of his hottest tracks. The songs he performed were "Get On The Good Foot," "Soul Power," "Make It Funky" and a snippet of "Escape-Ism." The band was super-tight as usual, and James slayed with some killer dance moves. This is funk at its rawest and most electrifying.

There's nothing like seeing James Brown completely in his element and blowing the audience away. He did a few showcases like this on Soul Train, and he killed on each and every one of them. Soul Train was one the hottest music/dance shows back in the day, and all of the baddest bands and artists performed on its stage, but none were badder or funkier than the Godfather.


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