JAMES BROWN

JAMES BROWN

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      James Brown's Reflections on His Early Years 01:12

      James Brown's Reflections on His Early Years

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 170 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features interviews with James Brown and friends discussing his childhood, the time he spent in jail and his determination to straighten himself out. Video transcript: Cornel West: When he was small he broke both legs playing football whose name is crips or cripple in the head. Cast on one leg is still grit will, determination. I just better going to play football with the cast and is still [inaudible 0:00:23] that is James Brown. Narrator: James Brown was raised by two aunts and a brother in the coast of Georgia. He dropped out at school in the seventh age 16, went to jail for stealing a car. James Brown: I am 8 to 16 years. 8 to 16 years that is the long time. So that was three and I am going to my fourth year and I decided that I better straighten myself up. Got your highest sneakers on. It's slippin' new. Got your highest sneakers on. And you're slippin' new. You're more than alright. You know you're out of sight. 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 Performs 04:44

      James Brown Performs "I Got the Feelin'". Live at the Apollo Theater. March 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 274 views

      James Brown performs "I Got the Feelin'" while engaging with the audience-- Live at the Apollo Theater in New York City, March, 1968. 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 the 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: Alright. [Instrumental Music] James Brown: Alright. Wait a minute. Is anybody right here got the feeling. Audience: Yeah. James Brown: You got the feeling. Audience: Yeah. James Brown: Alright get the melody in because you got to feel it right here. Thank you very much. Is everybody right here got the feeling? Audience: Yeah. James Brown: You got the feeling over there. Audience: Yeah. James Brown: Is everybody up there got the feeling? Audience: Yeah. James Brown: You got the feeling up there? Audience: Yeah. James Brown: You got the feeling up there? Audience: Yeah. James Brown: Well let me hear you say a little bit louder. Get in to it. You got the feeling? Audience: Yeah. James Brown: Wait a minute. Let's check with the band here. Now fellows, you got the feeling? Band: Yeah. James Brown: You got the feeling? Band: Yeah. James Brown: The band didn't got it. Do you got the feeling, what do you say you guys? You got the feeling? You got the feeling over there Jimmy. You got the feel those. You got the feeling about your ladies. Mr. Jones you got the feeling. Yeah because you got the feeling. Yeah I'm hip. You got the feeling? Yeah. Good. Wait a minute. You stand up here uh. Wait a minute with your best. Wait a minute. Fellows, you got to feel it one more time. There you got the feeling. Audience: Yeah. James Brown: Alright. Whatever. I'm getting better now. Are you ready? You're ready. Audience: Yeah. James Brown: If you're ready I'm going for myself. Are you ready? Audience: Yeah. James Brown: Come on now. Ah ah ah I got the feeling. Baby, baby. I got the feeling now. You don't know what you do to me. People are heavy. I'm down in misery. Hey, baby, good, alright. I got the feeling, alright, baby, baby, baby, 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. My heart, I'm around the town. I'm level oh baby, alright oww, good God. You don't mean it now, alright baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby baby, baby. I got the feeling baby. You got the feeling now. Oh yeah. Sometimes I roam. I'll be back home. Sometimes I seem to be fly. I just don't know when to say bye bye yeah baby. Alright come on. Hey you don't mean it now. Alright, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby baby, baby come on now. [Instrumental Music] James Brown: Yeah baby. Alright. Keep going. I tell you I don't need it now. Alright. 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. Reactions to the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. 01:33

      James Brown. Reactions to the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 181 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features James Brown singing as a backdrop to footage of Dr. King and interviews with band member John Starks who speaks about the moment Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray and how everyone felt. Also seen in the clip is footage of President Lyndon B. Johnson hailing Dr. King as a man of nonviolence. Civil Rights activist Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University notes that he feels something died inside of James Brown when Dr. King was killed. Video transcript: John Starks: I would say 10 minutes after it happened regards of where you were, you heard about it and a lot of us started to cry. You know you feel sad that you got angry. It was a point where you just couldn't understand. You didn't want to believe that. I think the anger, the hurt, all of it was rolling to one and the retaliation was brewing. President Johnson: I asked every citizen to reject the blind violence that has cracked Dr. King who lived by non-violence. Cornel West: If America do this to his brother, none of us can aspire to his moral magnanimity. His death would have been the end then some dancing when somebody saw with such a spiritual gravity, it shut down like a dawn like that. I think some died in Jamestown. 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 Averting a Riot Onstage. Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968. 01:27

      James Brown Averting a Riot Onstage. Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 175 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features band members Marva Whitney and Fred Wesley remembering the night of the live performance at the Boston Garden on April 5, 1968, the fear and the danger. 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. Fans rushed the stage in the middle of live performance and the police moved onstage to remove them. James Brown stood between the police and the stage crashers and immediately took control of what could have been a riotous moment in light of the raw emotions of the Black community and the tenuous relationship with the police. James Brown addresses the audience asking if he can finish the show, with the infamous words, "We are Black. Don't make us all look bad." He was asking for "respect from my own people." Video transcript: Marva Whitney: I was on the side and I was a little nervous. I was praying, please don't let anything happen. The whole stage from the left to the right was lined up with policemen. We were afraid for him because he wasn't scared of anything. [Playing song] wait a minute, I will be fine. Fred Wesley: He knew that a riot could erupt, you know and he didn't want that to happen and any more than I did any body else. 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 Performs 02:40

      James Brown Performs "There Was a Time". Live at the Apollo Theater. March 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 240 views

      James Brown performs "There Was A Time"--Live at the Apollo Theater in New York City, March 1968. 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. "There Was a Time" was written by James Brown and recorded in July 1967 during a live performance at the Apollo Theater in a medley with "Let Yourself Go" and "I Feel All Right", and was first released November 1967 in edited form as the B-side of the single "I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)". The song charted #3 R&B and #36 Pop. Video transcript: [Instrumental Music] James Brown: Don't guess why over what you're doing. Don't guess why baby over what you're doing. If I keep loving you my life would be ruined. I tell you, I'm hip on your running round Good God, hip to your running round but do you know one thing I'm gonna put you down. Oh, get it together. Get it together. Get it together. Get it together. Brand new bag baby, you said you want, give me a brand new bag but you, you were just jiving. You wanted a drag. You ducked out of school baby before you got it down. Do you hear me? You ducked out of school before you got it down. Now you ain't hip. You're the biggest fool in town. Oh, get it together. Get it together. Get it together. Get it together. Get it together. [Instrumental Music] James Brown: I wanna do. Let me tell about this a little bit. Let me tell about this little bit. You may dance good. You may have fast feet. You may dance good. You may have fast feet. But no. You may have fast feet but you ain't hip. Your business is in the street. Maceo, I want you to blow now the car. Come on, come on. Oh come on. All right now I'm ready. I'm ready. I'm ready. Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down. Don't play so much. Don't be so mean, no. 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. End of Show with Saxophone Player. Live at the Apollo Theater. March 1968.

      James Brown. End of Show with Saxophone Player. Live at the Apollo Theater. March 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 106 views

      James Brown sings alongside his saxophone player in the final minutes of his live show at the Apollo Theater in New York City, March 1968. As he walks offstage, James Brown bows to the fans. 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. Video transcript: James Brown: Oh, you baby. Okay, make me understand, baby oh, oh, oh. How a bout a big round of applause for the star of the show ladies and gentlemen. Mr. dynamite. T he hottest megaman in showbiz James Brown the start of the show. James Brown the star of the show. James Brown the star of the show. James Brown the star of the show 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 on the Importance of Boston to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Its Segregation. 01:34

      James Brown. Interviews on the Importance of Boston to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Its Segregation.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 110 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features interviews discussing Boston and the racial segregation in the 1960s. The city of Boston was important to Martin Luther King, Jr. since that is where he met his wife Coretta Scott King and studied for his Ph.D. Video transcript: Cornel West: Boston the cradle of liberty known for her banned books, her baked beans and jokes about our accent. Dr. Andrew Young: Boston was very important for Martin Luther King. He receive his Ph.D. at Boston University. He met his wife at Boston and it was a wonderful time for him it was where he got indoctrinated in the American dream. Martin Luther King: I am delighted to express my support to all that you are seeking to remove racial injustice and segregation from the life of Boston and the life of Massachusetts. Cornel West: Boston historically has been a liberal city in terms of each intellects in self image but deeply segregated based on race in term of its practice. Talk me about give me liberty or give me - Cornel West: Boston is never been a city that is highly appealing to black folk. We don't think of Boston as a center of black life the way you think of Detroit and New York. Dr. Robert Hall: It was a very vulcanized city it isn't a great type neighborhood and by that time Mid 60's they were concentrated and Roxbury and sound end. David Gates: When they it was an island so much is a territory on the other of the devon. It was East Berlin. 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. Personal Reflections of Black America. Live at the Apollo Theater, March 1968. 03:55

      James Brown. Personal Reflections of Black America. Live at the Apollo Theater, March 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 344 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features part of his live performance at the Apollo Theater in New York City, March 1968. James Brown discusses with the audience being a black man in the Black community. He further reflects on Black America and walking through condemned housing in Harlem. James Brown felt his fight was against the past and his fight became for Black America to become 'The America". 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. Video transcript: James Brown: Around the country I've been doing a lot of things and I wanna bring out some of the things because I want you to know that I'm more than just an artist, the man who sing and dance and scream or something on the stage. I want you to know that I'm a man, a black man, a soul brother. [Audience Applause] James Brown: I was walking by the day when we found a car standing there but I was looking out. I guess I'm really concern about people. Overlook in the city, overlook [inaudible 0:00:32] and I've seen all the torn beyond I want to say that. Shadowville is a place that has had tall buildings, buildings that are still standing, still standing that should be removed. Do you know who lived there? The black people. What I would do I would visit everyday and they wouldn't stay long. [Inaudible 0:00:56] and then go back to one of their friends. Everybody wants to feel they're important and I think this is the main thing because that no one else [inaudible 0:01:04] I wanna be some type of movie actor, sports pitcher what it was. I just wanna be and then all of sudden I wanna be a tall guy. Now I wanna be a cowboy, you know you want to be anything that's important. I want to watch and find a lot of people standing in an area that they have nothing to offer. I went from black America then I start talking to the white America and I was saying these are the things that has to be done and this is the area that you have to go in who've got goods to need people. Now we gotta go to the people that not even surviving. I [inaudible 0:01:48] about a year and half later. I see new houses and watch and I saw hers dress better. I saw a community that turn around from one thing and went directly to another thing that made me feel good. I was walking in front of condemned, I guess it was condemned partly because of [inaudible 0:02:19] or something that was gonna do to someone that's out in the street because there are some outside the street always and no one give a list out of this. Everybody gotta be out of here because here were some houses and could be renovated and went really out of sight [inaudible 0:02:34]. That was a part [inaudible 0:02:38] know the answer to all these things. You know in Washington I remember walking on the street with this elderly lady and you know, she was getting so much good feeling, good will, so and really, you know, start to involve and moving and getting all over you because she stayed right with me. She knows what [inaudible 0:03:03]. She was getting something for me. I think that she wanted from her son. I made a grandson and through me she was getting that love and attention but what she don't know was to her I was getting the same thing. Yeah more broken black families on a percentage any other race in the world and there's gotta be a reason because we need education [inaudible 0:03:30]. Materially I was poor. I'm still poor and my fight just started and my fight against the past, the old colored man. My fight is I guess that my fight is for the black America become America. 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 Performs

      James Brown Performs "I Feel Good". Live at the Apollo Theater. March 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 654 views

      James Brown. Performs a short version of "I Feel Good"--Live at the Apollo Theater in New York City--March 1968. 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. "I Feel Good" was recorded and released as a single in 1965 and was James Brown's highest charting song at #3 and his most widely known recording. The song remained at the top of Billboard's R&B chart for six non-consecutive weeks. Video transcript: Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now. I feel good, I knew that I would, now. So good, so good, I got you. Whoa! I feel nice, like sugar and spice. I feel nice, like sugar and spice. So nice, so nice, I got you. 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 Effect of His Dancing. With Civil Rights Activist Dr. Andrew Young. 01:05

      James Brown. The Effect of His Dancing. With Civil Rights Activist Dr. Andrew Young.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 538 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features James Brown's unique dance moves in his performances. Several of his friends, including Civil Rights activist Dr. Andrew Young, discuss James Brown's dancing and his showmanship. Video transcript: Female Speaker: Oh boy he had a sexiest dance and I think those women scream and me too. Male Speaker: I always like James Brown dancing and I always like his showmanship. Video transcript: Charles Bobbit: I would ask him why do these people love his music. What is it about his music that would really get him. He said feel your pulse. And I did say, did you feel the beat. I said yes, I stayed in the beat, I stayed in the pulse so if I want to get a message to people or if I want people to dance or people to feel good, I will stay in the pulse. 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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