I saw James Brown perform twice in the 1960s, before I was old enough to drive. Now that was entertainment! What a showman.
These days, the EPA would have declared James' awesome bouffant a Superfund site.Withdrawal off all that relaxer probably got him in trouble with the cocaine.Andywww.smokingtoaster.com
My father was an old school state senator and trial lawyer in Savannah. James stiffed a promoter for a gig in Savannah once in the early '60's, and my father got a judgment against James, and sat on it. The next time he was in town the old man seized his Cadillacs in satisfaction of the judgment. James showed up at Anton's Restaurant, where my father was having his usual lunch, and exclaimed, with pained expression, "Lawyer Crawford, you gots me on my feet!" He grudgingly paid the judgment, and got his Cadillacs back. A good laugh was then had by all. True story, good times, I reckon.
In the late 1970's, I was at Ted Turner's TBS studio on a Friday night when The James Brown Show was being filmed for Saturday broadcast. I was there as a guest of Mr. Brown's attorney. I stood between two cameras not 5 feet from the microphone as Mr. Brown introduced a young teenage singer who would sing on tv for the first time: Luther Vandross. Incredible experience.A couple of years later I walked into an office in Augusta, GA about lunchtime, no one was in the reception area. Down the hall comes James Brown. I offered to sell him some beef. He laughed, invited me back to his office, and showed me the walls full of pictures of his prize black Angus cattle he raised right there in Augusta. He then offered to sell me some beef.He was a common man, and I mean that as high praise.
James Brown had some serious moves. It looks like Michael Jackson paid attention.I would have paid lots of money to be able to play, just once, with the Fabulous Flames.Damn.
Post a Comment