James Brown — Overpowered by Funk


James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, has passed away at the age of 73 in Atlanta, Georgia. The world is a slightly less funky place today. I’ve posted some videos — in honor of the hardest working man in show business — below the fold.

The early years:

Eddie Murphy as James Brown in “Celebrity dHot Tub Party”:

James Brown — along with Clive Owen, Gary Oldman, and Marilyn Manson — in BMW Films’ “Beat the Devil“. Brown plays a Robert Johnson character looking to renege on his deal with the devil:


  1. #1 PhysioProf
    December 26, 2006

    The first thought that occurred to me when I heard this sad news was that his last word was probably, “Hnuh!”

  2. #2 Organic Chemistry
    March 25, 2007

    I think my favorite James Brown appearance was as James Brown in Rocky IV. Nice.

The site is currently under maintenance. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.