The Rise Of James Brown: Mr Dynamite – BBC2

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Anyone see this on BBC2. Excellent show.

Alan Esdaile… When I ever hear any James Brown, it always takes me back to Bonitas.

Pete Shaw…. For me, influential sounds in my early musical years included the Stax Label and Sam and Dave and how many bands have I played in that attempt James Brown’s “Papa’s got a brand new bag”!!! Reservoir Cats engineered a great version of “I feel good” with proper endings!!!

Mick O’Dowd…  He was the soundtrack to my youthful days!

Terry Pack… I watched it. Struck by the how much Johnny Mars’ stage patter and rapping was borrowed from JB. If you’re going to steal, steal from the best!


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