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.

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