If you follow any of these links that I post (and in most cases, they are worth the trip), you may have gone over to Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban, and you probably know that it comes highly recommended. One thing you might not know, besides being home to Tassle Twirler Tuesdays, they have been running monthly series of posts featuring different artists. Last month it was Ray Price, and before that Roger Miller, Joe Tex, and, well, I forget who they had before that. This month is going to be a good one, because the GFOS is in the house. On the occasion of another month long sure-to-be-dynamite series, here's a few from the Godfather of Soul, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, Soul Brother Number One, or whatever else you want to call him. The first is from their series, and the others were random finds elsewhere. Behold JB giving Jimmy Smith a run for his money on "Believers Shall Enjoy." Transverse two decades of funk in two songs, with "Cold Sweat," and "Get On the Good Foot." For dessert, try the cover, by Black Randy and the Metro Squad. It is a, no, it is the bomb.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
James Brown - Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer) mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
James Brown - Cold Sweat mp3 at Pittsburgh Thoughts
James Brown - Get On the Good Foot mp3 at Town Full of Losers (Did I ever mention that I love the name of this blog?)
James Brown - Soul Power mp3 at Review Stalker
James Brown - The Boss mp3 at Indie Shuffle
James Brown - King Heroin mp3 at DJNoDJ
James Brown - Love Me Tender (1978) mp3 at Boogie Woogie Flu
Black Randy and the Metro Squad - Give It Up Or Turnit a Loose mp3 at 7 Inch Punk Note: May disable direct linking, if so, just go there.
James Brown vs Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Sex Machine (mash up) mp3 at My Band Is Better Than Your Band
The Amazing Story of the Joe Tex/James Brown Feud at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban