Along the way James ran afoul with drugs, booze and violence...not surprising giving the life style, background and his talent... enough said...he paid a price with time served and then was given a pardon.
A few months ago (summer) I had a dream where I went to South Carolina to meet with James Brown and do a book about him. It seemed so real... For days afterward I thought I should go just to see what would happen...a kind of dream quest. I didn't, and now more than ever, think I should have. At least I have his music... and all those #1's:
- Papa's Got A Brand New Bag ('65)
- I've Got You (I Feel Good) ('65)
- It's a Man's World ('66)
- Cold Sweat ('67)
- I Got The Feelin ('68)
- Say It Loud - I'm Black and Proud ('68)
- Mother Popcorn ('69)
- Super Bad ('70)
- Get On The Good Foot ('72)
"Everyone should listen to James Brown first thing in the morning, for medicinal reasons." -Van Morrisson R.I.P.I'm taking my medicine right now...