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RIP JB

Post by Ernest Jasmin on Dec. 25, 2006 at 5:30 pm with No Comments
December 25, 2006 5:30 pm

Renowned rock critic Robert Christgau spoke on a panel at Experience Music Project a couple of years back. And when someone asked who he thought was the greatest innovator in American popular music, he didn’t blink: James Brown — the man who laid the foundation for modern funk, hip-hop and R&B, for starters.


The Godfather of Soul died early Christmas morning. He will be missed.


While I never got to see him live, I feel fortunate to have recently caught ex-JB sax player Maceo Parker in Victoria, BC. "Pass the Peas" and "Soul Power": Timeless.


Found a nice peice on the man and his legacy in Britain’s NME, which you can read here.

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