Items tagged with "James Brown"

Remembering Chadwick Boseman

September 1, 2020 by

by Alex Beene (Alex is a music industry investor & enthusiast. He’s spent more on concert tickets than most have on their education.) Actor Chadwick Boseman passed on 28 August as a result of complications related to colon cancer. Boseman was 43 and, to the surprise of most, had been privately battling cancer for four […]

James Brown and the Birth of Funk

July 17, 2020 by

Come here, sister Papa’s in the swing He ain’t too hip ‘Bout that new breed thing He ain’t no drag — Papa’s got a brand new bag Funk music (arguably) began on this day, July 17, in 1965 when James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (Part 1)” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. […]