Superbad no more, James Brown, has passed away.
Benn Loxo has some tracks from the Godfather of Soul in Africa.
Fluxblog writes that “James Brown’s greatest gift to the world was his ability to express an undiluted yet highly stylized sexuality via a funk so intense and visceral that it served as the foundation for entire genres of music,” and links to several sources of Brownian music.
All I can say is that James Brown deserves all the credit he has ever gotten for making great music, and for inspiring others to make better music. To say that he’s the Godfather of Soul ignores the fact that his inspiration and hard work have inspired every other musician to do better and work harder, and has given music fans a reason to expect more from our music.
He will be missed.