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R&B Top Ten April 1968

Just for the fun of it, these R&B bands made it to the National Top Ten in April 1968

9. “I Got the Feelin’,” James Brown and the Famous Flames

8. “Dance to the Music,” Sly and the Family Stone

6. “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding

5. “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone,” Aretha Franklin


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Posted by on April 14, 2016 in Music, From Way Back When to Now


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The Godfather of Soul… Murdered?

Seems that when a mega-star dies, there is always some posthumous controversy among the family, former employees, and friends.

Not sure what to make out of this one…

Anyway – a little of what the sounds may be like on that “Night Shift”. James Brown and the incredible late Luciano Pavarotti…

James Brown’s Publicist Claims the Late Soul Singer Was Murdered

James Brown’s publicist Jacque Hollander has hired a private detective to investigate the circumstances of the late soul great’s death, which she suspects was a product of foul play. Hollander also claims she has been forced into hiding because of death threats she has received after publicly announcing she had hired a private eye.

According to public record, Brown suffered a fatal heart attack on Christmas Day in 2006. However, this is a scenario Hollander will not accept; she told the Globe, “James Brown did not die of a heart attack,” stating her opinion in no uncertain terms.

Hollander is also convinced that Brown’s son-in-law Darren Lumar was killed for knowing too much. Lumar was murdered in November 2008 after appearing on a local Georgia TV show where he claimed, “There’s not a bone in my body that believes my father-in-law died from congestive heart failure.”

“He was going to tell the truth about what was done to James Brown,” Hollander opined. “Now I am living in fear of my life because I’m the one who can bring forth the truth.”

The private investigator she hired seems to agree: “There’s something fishy here,” she concluded. “The evidence speaks for itself.”

This isn’t the first weird bit of controversy surrounding the death of “Mr. Dynamite.” Last year Brown’s daughter LaRhonda Pettit claimed that his body had been taken from its crypt in order to prevent an autopsy saying, “I’m convinced his death was suspicious and I want those responsible brought to justice.”

There was also the instance in which a 70-year-old man shot his friend in an argument over the height of the recently deceased singer. We hear he was 5’5″ … just saying.

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Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Music, From Way Back When to Now


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James Brown – Do the “Camel Walk” … Not the Zombie

Apparently there has been an internet rumor circulating at the speed of light around the Internet that James Brown’s body is missing from the crypt where he was buried on his Daughter’s property. Like a lot of rumors on the WWW, this one got around the world 43 times – before anyone got around to checking the facts.

James Cuts A Move in the "Hood"

Funeral director lays James Brown rumor to rest

A “Super Bad” Internet rumor is playing “I Got You” with the British tabloids, which claimed yesterday that the corpse of soul superstar James Brown was stolen, but South Carolina cops and a funeral director say the papers are “Talking Loud and Saying Nothing.”

“I have not heard that,” said the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction over the area where Brown was laid to rest. “I would expect we would have knowledge of such a thing.”

Charles Reid of C.A. Reid Funeral Home, who managed the 2006 burial of the Godfather of Soul in a mausoleum at his daughter’s home, said the rumor is false.

James Brown’s daughter LaRhonda Pettit reportedly said his body was missing on the eve of an autopsy meant to prove he was poisoned. The story got picked up and traveled around the world before it landed back in South Carolina, where Reid laid it to rest.


Posted by on March 14, 2010 in Music, From Way Back When to Now, Nawwwwww!


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Dad shoots teen having sex with daughter

Definitely Old Skool!

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Hat Tip to the Grio on this one –

An Apopka, Florida teenager was shot four times after he was caught having sex with the shooter’s daughter, police said.

Officials said the 16-year-old girl’s stepfather walked into the girl’s bedroom and saw her having sex with her boyfriend. That’s when Wade Edwards closed the door to load a gun and then fired at the boy, police said.

“The stepfather walked up, brandished the handgun in a threatening manner and opened fire,” a police officer said.

The boy, 18-year-old Julian Harp, limped out to the front yard and called 911. Police said Edwards also called 911 and confessed to the shooting.

Investigators said it was one of the most severe crimes of passion that they’ve worked.

“In 13 years, I’ve never heard anything like this happening in this area,” one investigator said.

Neighbors said Edwards may have “overreacted” but said they understood that he wanted to protect his daughter.

“It’s a sad story, but I would do anything to protect my daughter,” said neighbor Sean Gibbons.

Harp was in the hospital Thursday night recovering from the gunshot wounds, police said.

Sounds like Poppa lit his ass up… literally.

You KNOW I had to do this –

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Posted by on October 18, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life


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James Brown – Living In America

A little July 4th Celebration.

This Video was done for one of the Rocky movies. Regardless of the over the top tackiness – the King of Soul reigned. What’s interesting about this, is while the song Hook would indicate it’s a patriotic song – it celebrates the material society, instead of values. As such, it really isn’t a patriotic song – much as the plastic patriotism evinced by the Bushsquat administration had nothing to do with American values or valuing our democracy and Constitution.

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Posted by on July 4, 2009 in General


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