I was listening to quite a bit of James Brown today; couldn't get enough of Blind Man Can See It.

I used to think that all his music sounded the same, but listening to it a more and even MORE since he passed away, I think that it's not that it sounds alike, but that there is this unmistakeable style, this signature. And not only does his music make you wanna shake your ass, but it's socially conscious too.

I've been a Prince fan forever and listening to JB I feel Prince must've been influenced by him.
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Originally posted by Santana St. Cloud:
I was listening to quite a bit of James Brown today; couldn't get enough of Blind Man Can See It.

I used to think that all his music sounded the same, but listening to it a more and even MORE since he passed away, I think that it's not that it sounds alike, but that there is this unmistakeable style, this signature. And not only does his music make you wanna shake your ass, but it's socially conscious too.

I've been a Prince fan forever and listening to JB I feel Prince must've been influenced by him.


Prince was indeed influenced by James Brown in a huge way, and Prince himself has said that many times. Right now, I'm listening to the CD "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" by the Brides of Funkenstein, a P-Funk spinoff group from the late '70s. The title cut, and "Party Up In Here" (my personal favorite), feature two of the funkiest bass lines I've ever heard. They also feature some strong, aggressive, funky female vocals. If you want to hear clips from this very rare CD, click on this link: Music clips: "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" Scroll down and you'll find the clips.

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