Without soul, music is just organized notes. When music is played with soul, it lives – in as true a sense as it gets.
If music played with soul lives, James Brown’s music remains among the most living.
This coming Sunday, the 25th of December, marks the fifth anniversary of the death of the legendary performer/songwriter/leader, and best way I can think I can pay my respect at this time is to make sure his sound is still heard. If I could, I’d play all two hours of the Godfather of Soul, but I’d better keep a nice selection of other tunes going, just to spice things up. I may even play a Christmas tune, if you’re lucky. Maybe.
Tune in tonight from 4:00 to 6:00, put the headphones on or turn up the car speakers or whatever your preferred method of listening be and enjoy.
Also, don’t forget to check this site during the show for a playlist and keep the tweets coming.
1. James Brown – I Got The Feeling
2. James Brown – Sayin’ and Doin’ It
3. The Deep Dark Woods – Back Alley Blues
4. Charlie Haden – Single Girl, Married Girl
5. Tortoise – Gigantes
6. Basia Bulat – Birds of Paradise
7. Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass – White Christmas/Let It Snow/Winter Wonderland
8. Jazz Jamaica – You Keep Me Hanging On
9. Divine Brown – Boogie Slide
10. Candy Dulfer – Once You Get Startet
11. Lyn Collins – Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again
12. James Brown – I Can’t Stand It
13. Joni Mitchell – River
14. Leonard Cohen – Boogie Street
15. Van Morrison – Into The Mystic
16. Jason Collett – Northern Light Letdown
17. The Dissociatives – We’re Much Preferred Customers
18. Tipsy – XXXMas
19. Andrew Bird – Oh Sister
20. Jane Monheit – This Christmas