This show was 1st in the global funk chart, 1st in the global vinyl chart, 2nd in the global jazz chart, 2nd in the global groove chart and 4th in the global soul chart.
Celebrating 85 years James Brown (born May 3, 1933). This tribute might be uncommon but I didn’t want to re-do the ever same compilations about the Godfather Of Soul. JB was inspired by Jazz pioneers like Louis Jordan & Jimmy Smith and he was an inspiration to some Jazz musicians himself. Of course some tunes are plain FUNK but I bet you don’t blame me for that. Some nice cover versions & tributes also made it in here. You'll see.
Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater • African Music Machine • James Brown (at the organ) • Grant Green • James Taylor Quartet • James Brown & The Louie Bellson Orchestra • Mongo Santamaría • John Wagner Coalition • The James Brown Band • Quincy Jones • Lou Donaldson • Tower Of Power • Les Watson And The Panthers • Jimmy McGriff • Christian McBride • Aretha Franklin • The Mar-Keys • Stevie Wonder and finally James Brown himself again with a 1976 remake of his classic TRY ME (1959). Mr. Brown died on christmas morning 2006. Never to be forgotten!