December 26, 2006

Brown Dead

The Godfather of Soul James Brown died on Sunday at the age of 73. The bulk of Brown's career was before my time, so I know him primarily for three things: for getting legions of white people to sing "Say It Loud- I'm Black and I'm Proud," for that hilarious mugshot, and for his impersonation by Eddie Murphy on SNL, which Murphy essentially reprised nearly 25 years later, in a performance that will probably win an Oscar.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 26, 2006 10:13 AM

What about his steller performance int he Rocky movie and singing "Living in America" I feel good!

Posted by: A at December 27, 2006 01:28 AM

When I first saw the headline "James Brown dead" I thought it was the former Fox NFL announcer. Unfortunately it wasn't.

Posted by: LilB at December 27, 2006 05:11 PM
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