Monday, December 25, 2006

James Brown has gone

Uh, with your bad self
Say it louder (I got a mouth)
Say it louder (I got a mouth)

Look a'here, some people say we got a lot of malice
Some say it's a lotta nerve
I say we won't quit moving
Til we get what we deserve

We've been buked and we've been scourned
We've been treated bad, talked about
As just as sure as you're born

But just as sure as it take
Two eyes to make a pair, huh Brother, we can't quit until we get our share

Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud, one more time
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud, huh I've worked on jobs with my feet and my hands
But all the work I did was for the other man
And now we demands a chance
To do things for ourselves we tired of beating our heads against the wall
And working for someone else

Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud Say it loud,
I'm black and I'm proud
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud,
oowee Ooowee, ou're killing me
Alright uh, you're out of sight
Alright, so tough, you're tough enough
Ooowee uh, you're killing me, oow Say it loud,
I'm black and I'm proud
Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud

Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves
We tired of beating our heads against the wall
And working for someone else

A look a'here, One thing more I got to say right here Now, we're people like the birds and the bees
We rather die on our feet,
Than keep living on our knees

Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud, hu Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud,
hu Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud,
Lord'a Lord'a Lord'a Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud,
ooooh Uh, alright now, good Lord
You know we can do the boog-a-loo
Now we can say we do the Funky Broadway!
Now we can do, hu
Sometimes we dance, we sing and we talk
You know I do like to do the camel walk

Alright now, hu alright, Alright now, ha Say it loud,
I'm black and I'm proud
Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud, let me hear ya
Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud
Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud

Now we's demands a chance to do things for ourselves
We're tired of beating our heads against the wall
And working for someone else, hu Now we're our people, too
We're like the birds and the bees, But we'd rather die on our feet,
Than keep a'living on our knees

Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud
Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud, let me hear ha', huh
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud, hu
Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud
Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud

Oooow, oowee, you're killing me, alright Uh, outa sight, alright you're outa sight
Ooowee, oh Lord, Ooowee, you're killing me
Ooowee, ooowee, ooowee, ooowee, ow
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud, hu
Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud ,
Lord I feel it Say it loud,
I'm black and I'm proud

Say it louder, I'm black and I'm proud


James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," the pioneer of funk, and the rhythmic backbone of hip-hop, has been swaddled in his signature bejeweled fur cape for the final time.

Brown, known for his raucous stage shows as much as his bold hits "Sex Machine," "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," died yesterday morning at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, where he had been hospitalized Sunday with pneumonia. He was 73.




"James Brown changed music," said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who was part of Brown's tour entourage in the 1970s. "He made soul music a world music. What James Brown was to music in terms of soul and hip-hop, rap, all of that, is what Bach was to classical music. This is a guy who literally changed the music industry. He put everybody on a different beat, a different style of music. He pioneered it."Concerts from the self-proclaimed "Hardest working man in show business" are the stuff of legend – from his multiple spins, his swiveling hips and constantly twitching feet to the traditional ending, where Brown swoons from exhaustion, only to bounce back again.Those performances mirrored his tumultuous life. Born in Barnwell, S.C., in 1933, Brown was only 4 years old when he was abandoned by his parents. As a teenager, he spent more than three years in reform school for breaking into cars. However, it was at the Toccoa, Ga., school that he met Bobby Byrd, who brought Brown into a group that became known as the Famous Flames. The band landed a record deal in 1956 with King Records in Cincinnati and, soon after that, had a hit with the dramatic rhythm and blues ballad "Please, Please, Please."Brown then developed the James Brown Revue – the J.B.'s for short – which created a brand new style of soul, punctuated with staccato horn blasts and intricate rhythms generated by two drummers."To explain the fever pitch that James Brown records set ... it would take using words still not invented," Public Enemy's Chuck D wrote in 2002. "Today, hip-hop seems a far distance from the mighty funk the man set upon all of us."However, Brown's new ideas extended well beyond music. His song "Say It Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud," released in the racially charged times of 1968, after the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King, became an instant anthem."James Brown single-handedly took a lost and confused musical nation of people and bonded them with a fix of words, music and attitude," Chuck D. wrote in the liner notes for the reissue of Brown's "Say It Live and Loud" album. "After a hot summer of baseball camp, summer lunches and barbecues, 'Say It Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud' was the catch phrase that prepared me for the third grade, 1969, and the rest of my life. 'Black' now signified where we were at, a new discovery of our bad self."Between his grueling tour schedule and a string of R&B hits, Brown's influence grew throughout the '70s and '80s. He was part of the inaugural class of inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, alongside Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard. He won his second Grammy in 1987 for best male R&B vocal performance for "Living in America" -- a best R&B recording Grammy in 1965 for "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" was his first. In 1992, he received a lifetime achievement Grammy.Brown gained so much respect from his fellow artists that it wasn't unusual for him to get name-checked in songs (Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love," for example) or have his music sampled in a hip-hop song. Hip-hop DJs would simply pick one of Brown's distinctive drum breaks and loop it, allowing rappers of all sorts to deliver their rhymes over Brown's foundation."He was an innovator, he was an emancipator, he was an originator," Little Richard told MSNBC. "Rap music, all that stuff, came from James Brown."Even those rebelling against R&B and hip-hop recognized his influence. In 1992, fans of techno rallied around L.A. Style's hit "James Brown Is Dead" as a statement that this new brand of electronic-driven dance songs didn't need his sense of rhythm or soul.Of course, Brown outlived techno's heyday.He also rebounded from a drug-fueled confrontation with police in 1988 that ended in an interstate car chase through Georgia and South Carolina. Brown spent more than two years in prison for aggravated assault and failing to stop for a police officer, but when he was released, he returned to performing with a pay-per-view concert."Even though he had his legal difficulties, no one stopped giving him respect," Sharpton said.In recent years, he resumed his busy touring schedule. (Brown was set to perform at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square on New Year's Eve.) And he also began recording with some of today's hitmakers, including a collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas last year on "They Don't Want Music.""Being a fan of hip-hop and knowing that the music's backbone is based entirely on James Brown ... it was an otherworldly experience," the Peas' will.i.am said when the album was released. "I remember when we recorded; I played him the beat, all nervous and everything. We all sat in the room and he nodded his head and grunted in approval."Brown is survived by his wife, Tomi Raye Hynie, who was also one of his backup singers, and their son, James Jr. He has four other children, two daughters and sons Daryl and James Brown II, according to his agent, Frank Copsidas of Intrigue Music. Memorial services have not been finalized."He was dramatic to the end, dying on Christmas Day," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a friend of Brown's since 1955. "Almost a dramatic, poetic moment. He'll be all over the news all over the world today. He would have it no other way.

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Fellas, I'm ready to get up and do my thing

I wanta get into it, man, you know....

Like a, like a sex machine, man, Movin'...

doin' it, you know Can I count it off? (Go ahead)
One, two, three, four!


Get up, get on up

Get up, get on up

Stay on the scene,

like a sex machine
Wait a minute!

Shake your arm, then use your form

Stay on the scene like a sex machine

You got to have the feeling sure as you're born

Get it together right on, right on.
Get up, get on up......


I said the feeling you got to get

Give me the fever in a cold sweat.

The way i like it is the way it is;

I got mine and don't worry' bout his
Get on up and then shake your money maker,

Shake your money maker........

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

May God bless his soul!

samuru999 said...

He will be greatly missed!
Nice post!
Thank you, Saby!

Margie