Not sure what you mean- you were there and remember the alternatives,
are you saying James Brown has no legacy of greatness?
Just as a showman the guy has merit, his addled brain won't let him be less than that.
You're saying please please please ow ow ow isn't a valid sentiment?
I think you can agree that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Febr_t_qa9U
Luciano Pavarotti isn't a hack
I believe there wouldn't be American music as we know it now without JB-
johnny ace and the platters were doing much sweeter things,
tina turner hadn't made it to the scene and there weren't a plethora of widely available artists to succor young American's desire for ever widening musical offerings-
people wanted a jumping screaming half unhinged lunatic writhing away on stage and mis interpreting what was in their own hearts but in a way that found expression in the tenor of the times-
heck we for the first time as a nation really embraced a black pop star-
closest thing before that was Paul Robeson you know, OLD MAN RIVERRRR etc.
Kids wanted to and still want to jump-
cook man- fly
if you're saying JB is a pretty good universalization of the Rock/pop/rythym&blues genre, yeah hes pretty good
BUT if you're saying hes a piker, welll I think you should load another youtube of something you like and think worthy so I can watch that too.
please please pleasre please
this is the type of thing I really like just now
call it americana over here this woman is 20 or 21 going to the university for music somewhere in NY and sings hillbilly for spare change I guess- pretty voice anywayhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4EKsa7ziNs
wish we had more lowbrow gypsy stuff like in Spain and beyond
good day Sir