|Here's a video clip that was begging to be giffed. I hadn't seen this clip until recently.|
It features the Godfather of Soul, or as the MC says, Soul Brother number one.
It is of course James Brown.
Naturally I had to giggle as he comes on stage in what must seem like out of date attire,
but then this performance happened back in the 1970's. But what was very noticeable
was that as soon as he took up his place at the mic, he suddenly burst into one of his stage
antics where it looked like he might have done some serious damage to himself.
One can only imagine that in the early 1970's James Brown was at the top of his game
and selling more records than any other time in his career. Perhaps at the then age of
41 it was his way of saying I'm back and still on top of the world. But one thing was for
sure, and that is that he was a real showman.
This performance in Zaire in 1974 was set up to tie in with a very famous boxing match
known as The Rumble in the Jungle which pitted Muhammad Ali against George
Foreman. A match in which Ali won in the 8th round and regained the World
Interestingly James Brown does feature quite a lot in my music collection as I quite
like the music soundtracks from those 1970 blaxploitation movies.
Below is a video clip of that Zaire Concert in which James Brown performs
VIDEO UPLOADED TO YOUTUBE BY CAROLINA DELL VALLE FRIAS