Monday, December 25, 2006

Fade Me On Out, I'm Gone

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Christmas maybe a little less bright this year due to the death of one of the most influential entertainment figures (and much more) of the last 50 years, Mr. Please Please, James Brown. As readers of this blog know, he's my all time biggest musical influence.

I hope that there will be a long-overdue reappraisal of his career in mainstream media - there have been a few long-form pieces of late. The tumultuous last twenty years of his personal life have all but obscured his enormous contributions to dance music, and to his transformative effect on the career possibilities open to Afro-American musicians. I hope to write more about this in the near future.

1 Comments:

Blogger urbanguy said...

great insight D.

happy new year

4:16 AM  

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