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he might be a legend but it aint that good folks
on 2 July 2008
im a big fan of early 70's funk. james brown, however, even though he may be one of the originators, if not THE originator, of the genre, never really connected that much that me. ive always found his vocal delivery a bit grating and the majority of his lyrics are not very inspired. i know that saying this is tantamount to treason but ive gotta tell it like it is
the majority of this album just sounds like funk-by-numbers to me. none of the numbers seem to really go anywhere. on the funk radar i put james well below people like curtis mayfield and roy ayers. its all bluster and not much substance. if youre curious about this type of music and wondering where to start i would avoid mr brown alltogether and seek out instead the aforementioned curtis mayfields 'superfly' album. now THATS how its done!