Black People : SoulFather (for James Brown)

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    SoulFather

    He said
    "Die on your feet, don't live on your knees."
    Mr. Dynamite
    Mr Please, Please, Please
    The Godfather of Soul
    The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
    Soul Brother Number One
    Allowed me to be unashamed of my Blackness
    I didn’t even care that he had a process
    Mr Brown turned me on to the rock in the roll
    I learned to love the blues and the rhythm of my soul
    He was the One and he was the Only
    The world already feels a little more lonely
    He told Santa to go straight to the ghetto
    He flew around in his own private jetto
    His band was so hot he called them the Flames
    He had a thousand hits, to go with all of his names
    We all said it proud, “I’m Black!” real loud
    They bloodied his head but he remained unbowed
    We all got the feelin’ and we danced all nite
    Never out of mind, always out of sight
    We will never get enuff
    Of your sweet funky stuff
    You are the original Mr Funk-intellecky
    And we will celebrate you forever
    With our soul and funk-a-tears.

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    I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door I'll Get It Myself)
    Living in America


    "Thank God I had the ability to understand that I had a different beat and that I was a drummer."

    Mr James Joseph Brown (1933-2006)
    --©12/25/06--

    Click the title to download audio mp3
     
  2. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice!

    Thank you.
     
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    I join anAfrican in thanking you oldsoul. Outstanding. :)
     
  4. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beggin your pardon, oldsoul, but i thought i'd post a link to both versions: Get On The Good Foot and Pappa Don't Take No Mess. Same poem, different backgrounds. (I hope I'm not encroaching or infringing, here. I'll gladly take it down if you prefer.)

    And, again; Thanks!!

    And I hope you find that interview recording! Not from personal experience, but I have seen just how much hearing from anybody when one is in jail can lift somebody's spirits! Thanks for being there for The GodFather! :welldone: That was just too cool!
     
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    Good Day to you my Brother
    I'm sorry I missed the tribute last night
    to our GodFather James Brown
    He touched so many hearts. He helped me to
    feel good about me. And I'm sure
    he did the same to many others

    Peace & Love
     
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