His reining era dated from the early 60s to the late 70s with numerous singles to make its mark as chart toppers. One of the most pinnacle points of Brown’s career was the release of Live At The Apollo in 1963 – despite the issues this caused with his current recording label King Records. Brown wanted to pursue a new direction with his music – something more experimental and forward which didn’t go over well with King and ended in breaking away from the label with plenty of legal battles years following. Ear-piercing screams, soulful moans, and progressive ‘risky’ dancing was all part of Brown’s new funk approach. This new tone helped set him apart in a bolder and funkier genre than his heroes and predecessors like Ray Charles, Roy Brown, and Otis Redding. “Night Train” was one of Brown’s classics featured on the album and is this week’s Thursday throwback. Enjoy!
Written by Dana Kelly
Here at TL, James Brown will forever hold the unchallenged title as King of Funk and Soul.
May 19 13 @ 5:16 PMIron & Wine at The Capitol Theatre
May 20 13 @ 5:32 PMTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery