“Sou Negrão” by Rappin’ Hood is an irresistible Brazilian samba song in praise of positivity, in the tradition of James Brown and Public Enemy.
“Copycat’s Heavy Hitting Remix” of The JB’s draws admitted inspiration from Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad, but with enough filter and tweaks to let you know this is 2014, not 1989. Get at it.
Fred Wesley and the New J.B.’s “Breakin’ Bread” is perhaps my favorite holiday/family-related funk jam. This song is all about family and food and James Brown’s rhythm section just does not let up the groove.
Augusta, GA is also known for two things: The Masters and The Godfather of Soul James Brown. Here’s how he wrote the Georgia Bulldogs fight song.
Featurecast adds his production magic and regrooves James Brown’s jazzy version of Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” into a drum’n’bass masterpiece!
A James Brown dance party on the eve of what would have been his 80th birthday. With DJs Daz-I-Kue, Applejac, and DJ Stylus
The Cleveland, Ohio soul trio Sly, Slick & Wicked landed on James Brown’s People imprint, and eventually Motown, after a handful of successful singles released upon the group’s 1970 formation.
We bid farewell to Soul Sister #1 Marva Whitney, the funkiest of the funky divas.
It’s Election Day 2012! In recognition of this day, I’ve chosen James Brown’s “Funky President (People It’s Bad)” as my song of the day.
3xD—aka Three Times Dope—added some James Brown loops to the Chuck Chillout Dope Mix of “Once More You Hear the Dope Stuff” to create a break-neck head-nodder… seriously DOPE stuff.