85 Years Ago Today – The Godfather of Soul James Brown Was Born (Watch “The Payback” Live ’74)

85 years ago today (5/3/33), The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, was born in a one-room shack near Barnwell, South Carolina. The Soul legend’s style, sound and stage presentation had a major impact on almost everything music related and laid the foundation for soul rock and funk. His contributions are endless. Brown passed away on Christmas Day 2006. Let’s watch this funky take on “The Payback” live in Zaire in 1974.

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