Dec. 25th Update: With the passing of James Brown on this Christmas Day, I’m reposting this show. I don’t have time right now to link up all the individual songs below, but if you go here you can download the songs. Or, if you want the whole show in a RAR file, click here (it’s right around 50 MB).
Today’s R&B, soul, hip-hop, and music scene overall would be a vastly different place without James Brown. His influence is immeasurable. Where would Prince’s live show have been without the signature James Brown splits and mic stand tricks?
So we cruise back to the year 1973, and across the pond to Switzerland, to listen in on a James Brown show. The JB’s featuring Maceo Parker had just played an opening set, and then on came James.
For a great accompaniment to this show, read this great James Brown article in Rolling Stone.
Live in Switzerland, 1973 (exact city & date unknown)
“Avalanche of Funk”
Get On The Good Foot
Make It Funky
I’ve Got A Bag Of My Own
It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Please Please Please
I Can’t Stand Myself