Posted on July 16, 2007 at 09:47 AM
Peter Bochan offers up James Brown cleverly edited in this lively half hour of beats, actualities from the Godfather of Soul, samplings of studio outtakes TV appearances and more. There are a few times that I wish I knew who was commenting on James Brown, but when you get to the voice of JB himself explaining how he formed his music and the soul of the soul music, it's quite engaging.
Some bookend narration would help a lot , but the in the end, the music and the man, speak for themselves. Ow! Unh! Hit Me!
Fantastic editing job here, never a dull moment, nicely paced with the funky, the soulful, and the peaceful side of this one and only performer, whose musical legacy will remain with us for many years.