JAMES BROWN

JAMES BROWN

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      James Brown. Civil Rights Activist Rev.Al Sharpton on James Brown Expressing People's Feelings. 01:26

      James Brown. Civil Rights Activist Rev.Al Sharpton on James Brown Expressing People's Feelings.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 146 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features Civil Rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton discussing how James Brown managed to connect with people and his motivation for performing the night after Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder. 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: Rev. Al Sharpton: It was only one man that could make America stand still and think and that was the man who didn't have a PhD for Boston University like Dr. King did. He wasn't a proponent of nonviolence. He never got a nobel prize but he was a man that knew how to express the grievances and the screams and they feel it of a whole people and because people say he feels like us, we want to at least give him the benefit of a doubt and hear what he's got to say because if anybody understands what we feel tonight is James Brown. James Brown: Yeah. Good God. Rev. Al Sharpton: He knew that he was taking their anger and their fury and channel again to a show business performance. James Brown: Yeah! Rev. Al Sharpton: But he also made the choice that that was the only thing he could do to show respect that Dr. King and save peoples lives that night. So even though there was those that criticize him of trivia lies in this to a show. He understood that it made me a trivial way of saving lives and preserve Dr. King's legacy. James Brown: Now, now, now, now, now, now, now ahh! Rev. Al Sharpton: But I agree he did it. He did it and you can argue the means and the technique but you can't argue the results. James Brown: Come on we did the show ladies and gentlemen. 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 Fans at Live at the Boston Garden, April 5, 1968. 01:27

      James Brown. Interviews About Fans at Live at the Boston Garden, April 5, 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 199 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features interviews about the fans who attended the live concert at the Boston Garden on 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. 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: James Brown: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Wait -- David Gates: That was really a moment and it could well up in the crucial moment. James Brown: Wait a minute, now listen John. David Gates: Relations were not good between the Boston Police Department and the black community. If that had gotten nasty which well could have, it would have horrendous. It would have gone up like a torch. James Brown: Can I please have your attention. Wait a minute. Wait, wait -- this is no way. We are black. We are black. Here you get James Brown in Boston who is not a past of his calling for peace among the people whose hearts have been shattered, heartbroken, cracked open hearts, only to the level mark. James Brown: Can't you all [inaudible 0:00:50] the show to go, we are black. Don't most of all look bad. I am kind of doing a show. Sit down there, sit there down. He had a way but he had a way of hobbling but he stopped it. He had a way and they listen to him. Serious situation. Very serious situation and yet his music had a healing effect. There's no doubt about it. 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. Civil Rights Activist Rev. Al Sharpton on James Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr. 01:10

      James Brown. Civil Rights Activist Rev. Al Sharpton on James Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 230 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features Civil Rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton talking about the similarities and differences between James Brown and Dr. King. James Brown respected Martin Luther King, Jr. even when they disagreed. Video transcript: [Instrumental Music] James Brown: Can't stand it, alright. Can't stand it good God. I can't stand your love good God. I can't stand it baby, can't stand your love, alright. You don't love nobody else. Get back, I can't stand myself. Can't stand it good God. Can't stand it, alright. Baby what you want me to do? Baby, what you want me to do? You made me, made me love you. You give me fever, my body's wet uh. You give me fever, my body so wet. Fever alright uh. Fever good God. Time to talk and time to sweat and time to rain so hard oww. Can't stand it good God. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Ooww. Can't stand it baby. Good God. Baby oh yeah. Baby oh yeah. Can't get it right oww. [Instrumental Music] James Brown: Oww. Good God. Come on now. [Inaudible 0:01:58]. Eh eh. Yeah! [Instrumental Music] James Brown: Ah yay! Ahh hey! Ah hay. Can't stand your love. I want your love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I want your love, love, love, love, love, love, love. [Instrumental Music] James Brown: Come on we did the show ladies and gentlemen. Did the show. Did the show. We did the show. Thank God. Do reach my hands like I'm in a show baby. Young man don't cry. 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. Effect of Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968. 01:18

      James Brown. Effect of Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 133 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", discusses the effect of Live at the Boston Garden, April 5, 1968 in the backdrop of President Lyndon Johnson's statements on Dr. King and news reports of rioting across the United States. 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: President Johnson: The life of a man who symbolized the freedom and faith of America has been taken but it is the fiber and the fabric of the republic that is being tested. Narrator: President Johnson issued an appeal to the nation at the white house today, a day in which the war in Vietnam was pushed into the background while the violation in America streets. In late afternoon, the smoke of racial vandalism drifted across the white house itself and President Johnson declared a state of emergency. That declaration resulted in the virtually unthinkable act. The arm, regular army troops deployed to protect the Capital and the White House. Boston too is being protected by a force of several thousands guards man mobilized after a day of racial confrontations. One hour a night, you are going to have a great memorial service. You turn the Brown concern into a memorial service. We are going to broadcast that live and I assume you feel that, that will have an effect in the community. While I am hoping its one vow that led of some steam and I think it is appropriate place to happen because it's a peaceful gathering and that's synonymous with everything that King did. 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 Was the Ultimate Self Made Man. 01:05

      James Brown Was the Ultimate Self Made Man.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 186 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features Civil Rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton discussing James Brown's contribution of making black culture a part of the American mainstream. Video transcript: Narrator: Ladies and gentleman, presenting James Brown. James Brown: Aw, I feel good, I knew that I would now, I feel good. I knew that that I would now. So good, so good, I got you. Rev Al Sharpton: He is a guy who are fabulous, modernist, as a child there was no welfare. He is the most ultimately self made man on American history is James Brown. James Brown: So nice, so nice, I got you. Rev Al Sharpton: With all the oddest were black that can call Sam Cook even the Motown X were able to cross over as blacks into mainstream. James Brown may mainstream cross over the black. James Brown: Oh, you are out of sight. Rev Al Sharpton: He laid us acceptable as we were which was a big deal. 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: News Reports of MLK's Assassination 01:27

      James Brown: News Reports of MLK's Assassination

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 372 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features news reports of Dr. King's assassination by James Earl Ray. Also includes clips of statements by Robert Kennedy, Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson with James Brown singing in background. An interview with Civil Rights activist Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University notes that the Black community has never recovered from Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Video transcript: This is CBS News Special Report. Memphis was a confused and shocked city tonight. No one can believe what has happened. Yes, he is alive. So he was standing on the balcony at a hotel and he came out of his room and came to the edge of the balcony and as he came out he was shot. A report we just got is that it's fatal. Reporter: I beg your pardon? We just got a report that it's fatal. That the shot was fatal. The wound is fatal. I have some very sad news for all of you and people who love peace all over the world and that it's that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis. You were dead -- last to the dream of you -- America is shocked and saddened by the brutal slaying tonight of Dr. Martin Luther King. When Martin died in April 4, 1968 something died in black people. Every soul in black people. We haven't gotten over, this 40 years. 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 Pays Respect to Martin Luther King, Jr. Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968. 01:32

      James Brown Pays Respect to Martin Luther King, Jr. Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 484 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features James Brown paying respect to Martin Luther King, Jr. at the beginning of his live concert at the Boston Garden, April 5, 1968. The clip features discussion on James Brown's motivation to perform the night after Dr. King's assassination by James Earl Ray and the risk he was taking going onstage. In the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination 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: James Brown: First we got to pay our respect to the late, great late incomparable. Somebody we love very much. Somebody I have all the admiration in the world for I've got he chance to know him personal late great Mr. Martin Luther King. Cornel West: He was a lover of Martin Luther King Jr. This is James he is actually a patriot. He is a lover of America. You know what they call Martin America's best friend. Its one of the most powerful formulations of Martin in a way. James Brown: That I want to say this you know in the city I know that people who stayed home, who stayed on the street because it is a safe city. Marva Whitney: Everybody was tensed by Mr. Brown has a tough crew they were going to do their job but I mean you are human and you didn't know what was going to go off. Male Speaker: What must have been like for James Brown to go in that stage. I wonder if she was in fear of his life. This is the days before metal detectors. You can brought anything into that show. That was heroic for him to do that. Marva Whitney: If he was afraid you did not know. You didn't know it. He wouldn't let you see that. Male Speaker: I never meet anything like James Brown. I never saw anything like James Brown. Men he was a peace of work. 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 02:43

      James Brown Performs "Try Me". Live at the Apollo Theater, March 1968.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 259 views

      James Brown performs "Try Me"--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. James Brown's first #1 hit, "Try Me," was released in 1958. It is the best-selling R&B single of 1958 and the first of 17 chart-topping R&B singles by Brown over the next two decades. James Brown recorded an instrumental version of "Try Me" for the Smash label in 1965 which charted #34 R&B and #63 Pop in the U.S. It was one of the few times in American music history that a song became a hit on two separate occasions in vocal and instrumental form by the same artist. Video transcript: James Brown: Try me. Try me. Darlin tell me I need you. Try me. Back Up Singers: Try me. James Brown: Try me. Back Up Singers: Try me. James Brown: And your love will always be true. Oh I need you. Back Up Singers: I need you. James Brown: Oh now hold me. Back Up Singers: Hold me. James Brown: Hold me. Back Up Singers: Hold me. James Brown: I want you right here by my side. Hold me. Back Up Singers: Hold me. James Brown: Hold me. Back Up Singers: Hold me. James Brown: And your love oh darling we won't hide. I need you. Back Up Singers: I need you. James Brown: Oh i need you. What should I do now? [Instrumental Music] James Brown: Oh I need you. Back Up Singers: I need you. James Brown: Oh oh walk with me. Back Up Singers: Walk with me. James Brown: Talk with me. Back Up Singers: Talk with me. James Brown: I want you to stop my stop my heart from crying. Walk with me. Back Up Singers: Walk with me. James Brown: Oh Talk with me. Back Up Singers: Talk with me. James Brown: And your love will stop my heart from dying. Oh I need you. Back Up Singers: I need you hoo hoo. 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 Reaction to Hearing Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Assassinated by James Earl Ray.

      James Brown's Reaction to Hearing Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Assassinated by James Earl Ray.

      by AnyClip (4/15/13) 187 views

      James Brown. A clip from the documentary, The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features James Brown commenting on hearing the news that Dr. King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. He was in a New York recording studio and immediately took to the airwaves to call for peace and calm in the Black community. James Brown traveled to Harlem to see what was taking place as the riots broke out in the cities across the country. Video transcript: Narrator: When James Brown heard the news, he was in New York recording studio. He immediately went on TV and radio calling for peace, but the riots starting to break out in inner city America. Brown headed to Harlem to see for himself what was going on. James Brown: I don't want to be a cat sitting from a pile, looking down and saying what are they doing out down there. I wanted to find out what was happening and I know I have a right to deal because I might live in a society with [inaudible 0:00:33] that is where I was born. 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 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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