Tuesday, 19 May 2009

JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES - PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG (KING 1965) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve

He is recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was known as "The Godfather of Soul".
As a prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader, Brown was a pivotal force in the music industry. He left his mark on numerous artists. Brown's music also left its mark on the rhythms of African popular music, such as afrobeat, jùjú and mbalax,and provided a template for go-go music.
Brown began his professional music career in 1956 and rose to fame during the late 1950s and early 1960s on the strength of his thrilling live performances and string of smash hits. In spite of various personal problems and setbacks he continued to score hits in every decade through the 1980s. In addition to his acclaim in music, Brown was also a presence in American political affairs during the 1960s and 1970s.
He was also recognized by numerous titles, including Soul Brother Number One, Sex Machine, Mr. Dynamite, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, The King of Funk, Minister of The New New Super Heavy Funk, Mr. Please Please Please Please Her, I Feel Good, The Boss and foremost The Godfather of Soul.
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" released as a two-part single in 1965, it was Brown's first song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten, peaking at number eight. It was also a number-one R&B hit, topping the charts for eight weeks.
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" is widely considered the first recording to showcase what later became Brown's signature musical style, and marks the beginning of the development of the musical genre of funk. As Brown sings the praises of an old man brave enough to get out on the dance floor of a nightclub, Brown's band provides a horn-heavy backdrop with a prominent rhythm and an electric guitar riff for a hook. It is considered one of Brown's signature songs, and has been covered by many artists, both within the R&B genre and outside of it.


Vincent the Soul Chef said...

Nice work, both here and on your other blog. Thanks for your hard work.

Peace and blessings.

Georgie Hirezola said...

Thank you very much for your comment...(the first ever here!)
peace & blessings to you too.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful memories -- I was 15 when this hit the charts. Thanks!

Vic Mou said...

Thanks a lot!

FunkyBoss said...

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