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With Get on Up opening tonight movie audiences will be reintroduced to the hardest working man in show business, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, and yes, this is all the same person: Mr. James Brown.
Staff photo by Derrek Asberry Aiken resident John Winfield points himself out in a picture he took with James Brown back in the 1960s.
Wow, would you look at the baby blues on these two? Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the talented new stars of The Real Thing make a perfect pair in this promotional image for the new production.
A man who donated to a South Dakota museum a slightly damaged acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley that is at the center of a custody battle insisted Thursday he had the right to give it away because he owned it.
Still, he agreed to play James Brown in the biopic of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, "Get on Up."
James Brown stripped pop to its rhythmic essentials: the groove and the grunt, the bridge, and the scream.
The day before James Brown answered the door at his home in Beech Island, South Carolina in the summer of 2003, reporter Karen Fragala Smith had valiantly rustled up bus fare.
Reaganite. Al Sharpton mentor. Strom Thurmond worshipper. The soul-funk innovator had some complex and bizarre political views.
"We like to call it 'polyethnic Cajun slamgrass,'" he explained in a phone interview with the Mirror from his Colorado home.
Not only do you want to get up out of your seat to groove, but the lyrics and music feels like pure romance.
The tricky business of making movies about real-life musicians tends to best succeed in flicks about great performers or composers who died far too young.
Chadwick Boseman absolutely astounds when he's on stage performing as James Brown.
In a span of 13 days, the 28-year-old R&B singer/songwriter covered James Brown with Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles, opened for comedian Dave Chappelle in New York and spent Fourth of July on stage with Prince in New Orleans.
All this and a mobile sauna and a hot tub. Check out the full line-up - so far - here.
"Get on Up": Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in a film biography of the famous soul star.
Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained , Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 06:58 am
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