JAMES BROWN

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      James Brown Performs

      James Brown Performs "Baby Baby Baby" from "I Got a Feelin'" in Boston with Splitscreen of Riots.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 153 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", where James Brown performs "Baby Baby Baby" from "I Got a Feelin'" live at the Boston Garden on April 5, 1968. In the documentary the song is shown in a split screen alongside photos of the riots taking place across the country. In the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968, rioting broke out in cities across the country. James Brown had been scheduled to perform at the Boston Garden on April 5th. Boston Mayor Kevin White had initially wanted to cancel all public events, including James Brown's show. As there was concern that the cancellation of the show might cause an escalation of the crisis. it was agreed that James Brown's show would go on. The show, one of the greatest in Boston's history, went on and the city of Boston remained relatively calm. James Brown consoled his mourning audience, dedicated the show to the memory of Dr. King and was instrumental in keeping the peace on the streets of Boston. Released as a single in 1968, "I Got a Feelin" reached #1 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop chart. The Jackson 5 auditioned for Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1968 with a filmed performance of "I Got the Feelin'" with Michael Jackson at age 10 closely mimicking James Brown's vocal style and dance moves. Video transcript: James Brown: Hey yeah. Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby come on. [Instrumental Music] Newscaster: There is a general uneasiness everywhere and there is wide spattered violence. Stokely crime like all the black power militant, there are negros today to avenge Dr. King's death in the streets. Get guns he said, we have to retaliate for the execution. James Brown: Hey everybody! Male Speaker: Across America reports of rioting were nearly universal, the loan exception, Boston. James Brown's magic was working. Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown"

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      James Brown. Interviews Regarding Tearing Up the Stage at Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968. 01:12

      James Brown. Interviews Regarding Tearing Up the Stage at Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 217 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features interviews regarding the live concert at the Boston Garden on April 5, 1968. James Brown is remembered as tearing up the stage at the Boston Garden. Tom Vickers, music journalist, reminisces about James Brown's concert the night after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination that was carried live on WGBH. Former Boston City Councilman Tom Atkins remembers how quiet the city of Boston was that night and how the police reports from the concert echoed the same. In the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968, rioting broke out in cities across the country. James Brown had been scheduled to perform at the Boston Garden on April 5th. Boston Mayor Kevin White had initially wanted to cancel all public events, including James Brown's show. As there was concern that the cancellation of the show might cause an escalation of the crisis. it was agreed that James Brown's show would go on. The show, one of the greatest in Boston's history, went on and the city of Boston remained relatively calm. James Brown consoled his mourning audience, dedicated the show to the memory of Dr. King and was instrumental in keeping the peace on the street. Video transcript: Molave, ah-ah -- baby, If you attune in to WGBH expecting to cast alone Laurence Olivier production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, you are probably more than a little surprise to see James Brown tearing up the stage of the Boston Garden. Oh, baby, - Tomi Vickers: In Boston at night, it was like when the Beatles were on the celebrant, I mean, it was a minute middle event. Tom Atkins: During the first hour was so clear from the reports coming in from the police that this concert was like magic. The city was quieter than it would have been on ordinary Friday night. Never mind the big problem that was nothing happening. Nobody was on the street. Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory:

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      James Brown Performs

      James Brown Performs "Baby Baby Baby" from "I Got a Feelin'" at Apollo Theater with News Footage.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 351 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features James Brown singing "Baby Baby Baby" from "I Got the Feelin". The song was interspersed with film clips of performing at the Apollo Theater live in March 1968; Bobby Kennedy announcing his candidacy for president; President Lyndon Johnson declining the nomination for president for a second term; civil unrest and riots in response to the death of Dr. King; and civil rights marches. James Brown: Man to Man was a concert film recorded live at the Apollo Theater. It was broadcast as an hour-long syndicated television special and is one of the first color recordings of James Brown. Released as a single in 1968, "I Got a Feelin" reached #1 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop chart. The Jackson 5 auditioned for Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1968 with a filmed performance of "I Got the Feelin'" with Michael Jackson at age 10 closely mimicking James Brown's vocal style and dance moves. Video transcript: James Brown: Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby I got the feeling baby. I got the feeling now. Sometimes I'm up. Sometimes I'm down, down. My heart... Robert F. Kennedy: I'm announcing today my candidacy of the presidency of the United States. Presidential Candidate: Yeah baby, alright. Oww good God. Uh ah. Presidential Candidate: I shall not sit and I will not accept the nomination of my party for another term as your president. James: Alright. Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby. Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown"

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      James Brown. Interviews Regarding Support of President Richard Nixon.

      James Brown. Interviews Regarding Support of President Richard Nixon.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 885 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features interviews of James Brown's support of President Richard Nixon. Band member Marva Whitney notes how James Brown performed at the first inauguration of President Richard Nixon in 1969. In 1973, James Brown supported the re-election of President Nixon, much to the shock of his fans. Civil Rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton emphasized that James Brown did what he thought was right for the Black community in support of President Nixon, even though he realized that it would not be a popular decision and would cause him problems. Video transcript: There was a set of people who said this man got too much power. They didn't see it for the good that he meant. He meant all the good in the world and he suffered for being good. I, Richard Milhaus Nixon do solemnly swear. In 1969, Mr. Brown played at the Nixon inaugural. Four years later, he shocked his fans by supporting the re-election of the president. He risks the black crowd because he wanted to endorse Richard Nixon. I mean he was a guy who just will always do what he felt was right even though he knew this was risky at best and sometimes guaranteed the cost of the problem and you got to remember from way he started. If you didn't take risks, he would still be on the side of roads of South Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown

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      James Brown. The Night James Brown Saved Boston. Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968. 01:46

      James Brown. The Night James Brown Saved Boston. Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 396 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features interviews about the live concert at the Boston Garden, April 5, 1968. In the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968, rioting broke out in cities across the country. James Brown had been scheduled to perform at the Boston Garden on April 5th. Boston Mayor Kevin White had initially wanted to cancel all public events, including James Brown's show. As there was concern that the cancellation of the show might cause an escalation of the crisis. it was agreed that James Brown's show would go on. The show, one of the greatest in Boston's history, went on and the city of Boston remained relatively calm. James Brown consoled his mourning audience, dedicated the show to the memory of Dr. King and was instrumental in keeping the peace on the streets of Boston. Video transcript: Newscaster: Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York, these are just few of the cities in what's the Negro anguish over Dr. King's murder presumably by a white man expressed their self in violent destruction. [Instrumental Music] Male Speaker: As dawn broke on April 5th, American cities were assessing the damage embracing for a weekend of full scale riding. [Instrumental Music] Richard Flavin: They tend to forget about it. This was a time of tremendous crisis and everyone understood it that this iconic figure had been gone down and so everyone understood that this was beyond politics and it was beyond personal ambition and it was an attempt to keep the city whole. James "Early" Byrd: We got to get hip. We got to get hip to the job as we say. You got to know what's going on your city. Male Speaker: He didn't know James Brown from James town but what he did understand was that James Brown had a whole segment of the community which at that moment was angered, disfranchised. Tom Atkins: And so Kevin now was thinking of how he could use James Brown to help solve his problem of trying to get through a weekend without having the city go war. Dr. Cornel West: And he see this all the time that right when the crisis hits the white community, things will get serious. Crises to black communities just normal, catastrophic circumstances in black America turn away, went invisible. Catastrophic circumstances in white America, now they are serious probably we gotta do something. Now let's talk about James Brown and all these other people who really talk about healing Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown"

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      James Brown. Interviews About Hubert Humphrey and the Black Panthers. 01:13

      James Brown. Interviews About Hubert Humphrey and the Black Panthers.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 228 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features interviews with Marva Whitney regarding the Summer of 1968. James Brown was under pressure that he wasn't an "Uncle Tom." He endorsed Hubert Humphrey for President and the Black Panthers thought he was a "Sold Brother." He couldn't understand black on black crime and why the Black community didn't respect each other and why they didn't have pride in themselves. Video transcript: Narrator: In late July, Brown campaigned with [inaudible 0:00:07] endorsing him for president. Do you want to hear from James Brown. I wanna hear from James Brown. All of you want to hear James Brown, say James Brown. He has a little problem with the black panthers because they said that Mr. Brown was a capitalist. The called him sold, S-O-L-D, brother number one, that -- That summer of 1968, James Brown was under a lot of pressure to prove that he was of the people that he wasn't a support of government policies in Vietnam that he was not some sort of sell out or Uncle Tom or lucky. While sitting there, watching television and there was some black on the black crime going on and he said, he said, Mr. Brother we haven't trouble with the black panthers, they don't want to believe we are real and look at this, he says, why don't black people love each other. Why can't black people respect each other? Why can't we have pride? Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown

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      James Brown's Comments After Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination and Black Power. 01:15

      James Brown's Comments After Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination and Black Power.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 119 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features James Brown's pleas to the public to stop the violence after Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder. Civil Rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton explains that James Brown felt it was disrespectful for the Black community to respond with violence to Dr. King's death, a man who preached nonviolence. Video transcript: James Brown: Education is asset. Know what you're talking about. Be qualified, be ready, then you'll have a problem, be ready, know what you're doing. You know in Augusta, Georgia I used to shine shoes on the steps of radio station WRDW but today I own that radio station. You know what that is? That's black power. It's not in violence. It's in knowing what you're talking about, being ready. Now I say it to you because I'm your brother. I know what's in, I've been there. I'm not talking from imagination I'm talking from my experience. Let's live our country, let's live ourselves. Please get off the street. Rev. Al Sharpton: The reason that he went on the line in Boston and another's cities when King died is because, one he thought it was self-destructive but two he said this is disrespecting with this man believe. It was almost like whether I believe in nonviolence or not. You can't scar this man's memory and that was what -- was a motivating force for him is don't associate violence with this man who tried so hard to be nonviolent. Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown"

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      James Brown. Interviews Highlighting His Soul Power. 01:18

      James Brown. Interviews Highlighting His Soul Power.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 327 views

      SoulPower_HD.mp4 James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features interviews which speak about James Brown, his soul power and his guiding principles. James Brown was true to himself; he found his voice and was an original. Video transcript: Soul power, soul power, soul power, soul power, good man. You couldn't deny the power that inner the humanity in the music. When you add to that, his social conscience, that work he would do in the communities, you know, visiting schools and prisons and community centers, the way he was connected to the people as an activist, as an entertainer, as a spokesperson, James Brown was really doing it all and he wasn't a part of the establishment machine and so that made on one level unpredictable and on another level irreplaceable. The soul power, that overlaps the black power but is not identical black power. Soul power cut -- deeper, healing man, affirming, democratic principles as conceived by the founding father that I say is a patriot. But he was himself I think and that is the most important. You got to be true to yourself. How do you find your voice and just don't be an echo to somebody else. He found the voice. He was an original. Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown

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      James Brown Meeting Vice President Humphrey at the White House.

      James Brown Meeting Vice President Humphrey at the White House.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 132 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features Civil Rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton remembering James Brown's meeting with Vice President Hubert Humphrey in the White House after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Video transcript: Rev. Al Sharpton: He told me that he first went to a White House dinner and the civil service came over to him and said, the vice president would like to speak to you and he told them well I'm not going over him like a little boy, come over here. The secret service got kind of looked stunned and Mr. Brown had to where looking at you and let you know that I'm serious. So when they realized he wouldn't just sense them. They went back over and said something to the vice president and Mr. Brown said that Humphrey looked across the room at him and laughed and they've got the mid halfway and he liked that. He said Humphrey understood me. He respected me. He said Humphrey said that well you know you gotta be careful now Mr. Brown after he opened [inaudible 0:00:40] and James Brown said he looked at him and he said what do you mean be careful. I hope I do the right thing. I brought peace. He said yeah but those empowered don't like people that have their kind of influence that we know that if you can stop a right, you can start a right. Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown"

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      James Brown. Boston's Radio DJ Jimmy Early Speaks Out.

      James Brown. Boston's Radio DJ Jimmy Early Speaks Out.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 199 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features Boston's radio DJ, Jimmy Early speaking out about James Brown having the pulse on the music in the Black community. Video transcript: In inner cities across America, black radio is often the voice of the community and in Boston, that voice belongs to Jimmy Early Bird. You are hanging up with the Early Bird from WILD 1090 radio on Boston. Don't tell that you are showing up as part of time. Most of the people there did not know who Rhythm Blues was. They want to run another town. Honest to goodness, he wants to run me out of town for playing the [inaudible 0:00:31] town called me so I was standing [inaudible 0:00:37]. Want more of Shout Factory's best picks? GO TO: http://www.shoutfactory.com/ten Want more James Brown, go to Shout Factory: http://www.shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown

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