Watch Out For That Bladder Splatter (Kersey & Ali Say Get Down!)


Seeing as it is Tuesday, which I try to keep blogging free, today’s post will be pretty short, but deadly.  Kinda like Death Wish 3.  I finished up applying to a few jobs and want to escape into making some beats before tutoring.


James Brown & the JB’s headed to Zaire in 1974 as part of the festivities around the “Rumble in the Jungle.”  When I saw James Brown, he was a much older man, who took his sweet time getting on stage; however, he still delivered quite a performance, even if he couldn’t do the splits.  Delivering the Funk like few others, the Godfather of Soul and his warriors put on a vicious, tight funky performance.  Sit back and let the JB’s take you on a funky good time.  Oh, if I could only become the rhythm guitar, I would experience the strumming of a lifetime.


After a fired up, funky sequence, James slows it down beautifully on “Bewildered.”  It is crazy hearing the loud clatter of the crowd getting down get so quiet as the song goes on.  The sad beauty of this song, especially this version of it, almost always gets my olfactory glands working.  Ratcheting everything back up, the band fires into “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine).”  Jumping into hyper-speed on “Cold Sweet/I Can’t Stand It,” the bass gets a solo before the band kicks back in.  Everything about this show is outstanding, including Brown’s screams.  Do your soul a favor and listen.

Track Listing

1. Intro – The Payback
2. Soulpower
3. The Boss
4. Make It Funky
5. Doing It To Death
6. Bewildered
7. (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
8. Cold Sweat – I Can’t Stand It
9. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
10. Gimme Some More
11. Get On The Good Foot
12. Zaire Soul
13. Sax Solo (Maceo)
14. Try Me
15. For The Love Of Money
16. The Payback (reprise)
17. My Thang
18. Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud
19. Please Please Please


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