Friday, March 25, 2011

James Brown - "Body Heat" DVD

Previously released on VHS under the title "Lost Tapes", this 1979 live performance is only marginally better than a bootleg in quality or clarity. However, this isn't to denigrate the mighty James Brown. Here, though he's supposedly "past his prime", James proves he's in top form. A consummate performer and world-class showman, James uses his ample perspiration to provide ultimate inspiration. This is an intensity that today's performers can only aspire to!
Hits here include an extended jam of "Sex Machine", "Georgia On My Mind", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and more.
Fancy footwork, powerful charisma, and a devotion to crowd-rousing song and dance? James Brown had it all. And though there are plenty of better examples of Brown's onstage prowess, even a lower-quality video can't slow down the godfather of soul. (MVD Visual)

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