Are you ready for some Super Brother Music for the Soul?
It’s worth noting that Brown’s band, the JBs, were the only ones in the history of the show who host Don Cornelius trusted to play live. The Godfather of Soul ran a tight ship, fining band members for sour notes and untidy costumes, and it shows. The dance show’s stage was tight, but the performances here are even tighter, as lean and mean as those funkadelic Curtis Gibson ensembles!
If your New Year’s Eve plans pale in comparison with the playlist below, cancel them and stay in. Feel good. So good. We got you.
Get Up (I Feel Like A) Sex Machine 2:36
Get On The Good Foot 4:06
Soul Power 6:51
Make It Funky 9:53
Cold Sweat 11:07
Try Me 14:22
Please Please, Please 17:21
Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud 17:57
Super Bad 23:53 (featuring Soul Train Gang dancer Damita Jo Freeman‘s insane Robot)
Papa Don’t Take No Mess 26:18
My Thang 29:57
Hell 33:33 (the little girl sharing the stage is Brown’s daughter, Deanna)
The Payback 35:57
Damn Right, I Am Somebody 40:25 (with Fred Wesley & the JB’s)
via That Eric Alper