Wednesday, December 27, 2006

James Brown To Lie In State At Apollo

How fitting. But they only plan to have Brown on view from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.? That seems awfully brief to me. I predict lines around the block and that they'll have to extend the viewing hours. If you can't make it, check out this red-hot clip from Brown in concert in Paris in I think the Seventies. Brown's intro's alone are funkier and more exciting than most people's performances. And then he launches into "Sex Machine." Warning: it cuts off before the song is over, but is still great fun.

2 comments:

The Strip Podcast said...

See, if they were clever they'd have him lie in state from 1 am to 8 am. You think James Brown ever went to the Apollo before 8 pm in his life???

Michael in New York said...

Sure, for those afternoon matinee shows. They'd do three or four shows in a day sometimes, wouldn't they? But late night is definitely star time for James Brown, so you've got a point. It would be more of a party.