Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Globetrotting Generals Return to Harlem

I was very happy to read this morning that the Soul Generals will continue to 'make it funky' as a tribute to their fallen leader. These will be some incredibly powerful, emotional shows.

James Brown's long-term backing band The Soul Generals are to stage a series of concerts honoring the late Godfather Of Soul throughout the remainder of 2007. The 17-member band, who played with Brown for 20 years before his death on December 25, will first take the stage at the Apollo Theater in New York on what would have been the Sex Machine star's 74th birthday on May 3.

Brown recorded three classic live albums at the venue, which also hosted a celebration of the singer's life following his death.

The Soul Generals have no plans to replace their late boss with another singer - band members will take turns fronting the group.

Brown's son, guitarist and band leader Daryl Brown says, "We're the only ones who can keep his legacy alive. It'll be a tribute to him for the rest of the year."
Source: Starpulse

James Brown- Get Up Off That Thing

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