11 April 2015, No. 73, James Brown, ‘Blind Man Can See It’

From what I’ve read about working with James Brown, the intro to this tune is a pretty good indicator of what it was like. Brown sings stuff to the band and they play it that way. Then I think he shouted at them, underpaid them, and fired them (or drove them away). All that aside, people still talk about him in interviews with a certain sense of respect and admiration, as befits the Godfather of Soul. I was in Philadelphia when he died, and ?uestlove played a tribute set at Fluid that was amazing. Here’s No. 73, James Brown with “Blind Man Can See It.”