Monday, December 25, 2006

James Brown

James Brown
May 3, 1933 - December 25, 2006

James Brown was, by most accounts, no saint…he was a prickly, vain soul, a stern taskmaster, a difficult person to be married to, and someone who ran afoul of the law more than a few times…but, all that said, he was an innovator, a teacher, a tireless entertainer willing to give it all to his awed, wholly appreciative audience.

He was indeed the Hardest Working Man in Show Business…the undeniable Godfather of Soul…and when the lights came up and his crack band slipped into a tight groove and the man in the cape and the pompadour strode gracefully onto the stage you knew what time it was…it was Star Time.

1 comment:

Last Girl On Earth said...

Hey Michael, this is a great tribute to a man who made history. I wrote a little about him today, too. Check it out if you have a minute.

I just wanted to stop by to wish you a very Merry Xmas and hope that you have a FANTASTICALLY successful and happy 2007.