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May 3: James Brown Birthday

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When I’m on stage, I’m trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don’t go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.
~James Brown

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
~James Brown

“Soul Brother Number One,” “the Godfather of Soul,” “the Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” “Mr. Dynamite” — those are mighty titles, but no one can question that James Brown earned them more than any other performer. Other singers were more popular, others were equally skilled, but few other African-American musicians were so influential over the course of popular music. And no other musician, pop or otherwise, put on a more exciting, exhilarating stage show: Brown’s performances were marvels of athletic stamina and split-second timing.
~Richie Unterberger (allmusic.com)

Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – from TV program Shindig:

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My 5 Best Christmas Songs….

Let’s roll…

1. John Lennon -Happy Christmas (War Is Over):

2. Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas:

3. The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York:

4.Bing Crosby & David Bowie – The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth:

5. Bruce Springsteen – Santa Clause is Coming to Town:

Anyways.. that’s my list…