Friday, August 1, 2014
Get On Up With A New James Brown Live Track
A year after the James Brown singles "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)" reached the top spot on the R&B charts, the funk and soul legend returned to Number One with his somewhat tongue-in-cheek ode to the fairer sex, the ballad "It's a Man's Man's Man's World." According to legend, the song was inspired by a conversation Brown had with his girlfriend at the time, Betty Jean Newsome, who received songwriting credit when the 45 was released in April 1966. The song's influence has resonated in the decades since its release, as musicians ranging form Van Morrison to Christina Aguilera have covered it.
The month Brown first issued the single — its title was a play on the 1963 movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World — he gave it a searing, soulful performance at Tampa, Florida's Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory. His rendition of the song at that concert, which was recorded on April 23, 1966, will be heard again – along with a performance of his first single, "Please Please Please," recorded at that same show – on the soundtrack of the biopic Get On Up when it hits theaters August 1, 2014. Listen to soundtrack snippets HERE . source
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