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Oblisk
12-25-2006, 11:03 AM
Link (http://www.forbes.com/business/services/feeds/ap/2006/12/25/ap3281366.html)


http://images.forbes.com/media/assets/spacer_white.gif James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died early Monday, his agent said. He was 73.

Who enjoys listening to soul?

Ambrosio Spinola
12-25-2006, 12:15 PM
I canīt say I liked his style.

Ahknaton
12-25-2006, 12:16 PM
I liked "It's a Man's World". R.I.P.

il ragno
12-25-2006, 01:11 PM
Who enjoys listening to soul?

If we're talking about its 60s/70s heyday?... I do.

JB wasn't much of a singer (he was more a shouter), but his bands were usually very hot, and they dropped a lot of great singles and album tracks together.

"Mother Popcorn", "Super Bad" and "Down and Out in NYC" were all classics their first time ariound, and they still cook today.

Straight Satan
12-27-2006, 11:13 AM
Link (http://www.forbes.com/business/services/feeds/ap/2006/12/25/ap3281366.html)


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Who enjoys listening to soul?

Yeah I do. Out here some fanatics throw all-nighters like they do in the UK, i.e., they spin all kinds of obscure 60's uptempo vinyl, $1,000 records etc. I go to a lot of those; it's kind of a closed little world.

il ragno
12-27-2006, 11:19 AM
Yeah I do. Out here some fanatics throw all-nighters like they do in the UK, i.e., they spin all kinds of obscure 60's uptempo vinyl, $1,000 records etc. I go to a lot of those; it's kind of a closed little world.

Ya ain't gotta spend $1,000 no more! Just released:

http://image.allmusic.com/04/amg/cov200/drh700/h798/h79846arnrp.jpg

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=77635

tempus fugit
12-27-2006, 11:22 AM
Never really like what little soul/funk I've heard, but maybe I need to check it out.

| I, CWAS
12-27-2006, 01:52 PM
James Brown never had singing lessons and it shows. I never liked his music, but he was influential (he is basically responsible for the switch from "negro" to "black" in pop culture)

Ahknaton
12-27-2006, 01:57 PM
http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images_v2/000/038/327/20061225/dyn001_original_300_543_pjpeg_38327_06433f707f08c7153154ea9efb21cb96.jpg

http://www.b3tards.com/u/bad7436b035054876c55/james.gif

http://www.globalhumbug.com/hosted/get-up-get-on-up.gif

Dr. Gutberlet
12-27-2006, 02:18 PM
I found an old pic of Mr. Brown from before he was famous:


http://www.funnypop.com/pictures/data/505/112gorilla.jpg

VAMPIR
12-27-2006, 02:23 PM
I canīt say I liked his style.
Neither do I, but RIP James (best haircut ever :D)
http://www.womensenews.org/images/James-Brown-1706.jpg

| I, CWAS
12-27-2006, 04:34 PM
http://www.b3tards.com/u/bad7436b035054876c55/james.gif


If only....

Richard Parker
12-27-2006, 04:46 PM
R.I.P.

But I'm still around guys. :p

Mentious
12-28-2006, 12:41 AM
Who enjoys listening to soul?
I listen to Soul Music all the time: Mozart, Grieg, Dvorak, Chopin, Celtic music, etc. (That's the real Soul Music, dotcha know.) :cool:

Daniel Shays
12-28-2006, 12:44 AM
Good riddance to a Reaganite fanboy (oh yes, he was a tool of Reagan's administration, lest we forget). Seared into my mind is his horrendous mocking of the Soviet Union and people, his garish American grandstanding is exhibited in this utterly debauched videoclip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GooPzffWkVc

WAM
12-28-2006, 02:22 AM
I listen to Soul Music all the time: Mozart, Grieg, Dvorak, Chopin, Celtic music, etc. (That's the real Soul Music, dotcha know.) :cool:


I'm ever amused the way the Judeo-media refers to nigger music as 'soul' music, as though something deep and meaningful is being expressed when Congoids beat out a rhythm reminiscent of their jungle-dwelling days when they danced around a boiling pot with a ritual cannibal victim screaming his last...the meaty ingredient in a Congo stew.


And you are right about Chopin,Mozart,Schubert,Beethoven,Bach,Bruckner,Haydn,Handel,etc. There is a greater abundance of beauty and depth in one Chopin Nocturne or Beethoven string quartet than is to be found in the entire output of a bunch of caterwauling blue-gums.

| I, CWAS
12-28-2006, 02:25 AM
And you are right about Chopin,Mozart,Schubert,Beethoven,Bach,Bruckner,Haydn,Handel,etc. There is a greater abundance of beauty and depth in one Chopin Nocturne or Beethoven string quartet than is to be found in the entire output of a bunch of caterwauling blue-gums.

How so? You are comparing instrumental music or choral music to 20th century commercial, lyrical music. I don't even see where you find commonalities that allow for comparison.

WAM
12-28-2006, 03:12 AM
How so? You are comparing instrumental music or choral music to 20th century commercial, lyrical music. I don't even see where you find commonalities that allow for comparison.



If it isn't self-evident to you that Beethoven's symphonies are far greater works of music and art than bongos singing 'bout dey dicks and how bad dey is and how many ho's dey can pimp and how many blunts dey can smoke, then I don't know what to tell you.

Is Stephen King just as good as Twain or Shakespeare ?

Are the charlatans who literally smear feces on a canvas just as good as the Italian Renaissance masters ?

| I, CWAS
12-28-2006, 03:26 AM
If it isn't self-evident to you that Beethoven's symphonies are far greater works of music and art than bongos singing 'bout dey dicks and how bad dey is and how many ho's dey can pimp and how many blunts dey can smoke, then I don't know what to tell you.

Is Stephen King just as good as Twain or Shakespeare ?

Are the charlatans who literally smear feces on a canvas just as good as the Italian Renaissance masters ?

[1] I'm a huge connoisseur of classical music and contemporary music (I listen to pretty much everything, but put classical on a pedestal)
[2] I don't see how they can be compared. I don't see any commonalities. Not only are they cross genre, they are cross epochs.

[3] Is Stephen King just as good in what way? Shakespeare was similar to King in that he wrote for the masses and was concerned about story over literary pretension. They also wrote in different epochs, as the vocabulary and syntax shows. It is really hard to compare them. I like them both, but Shakespeare wasn't highly original and in fact borrowed most of his plotlines
http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sources/

[4] I dislike the commercial rap and gangsta rap, but there are underground forums of rap that are not about money, bitches and hoes. To be honest, rappers these days seem like urban republicans/libertarians and yet those are the people who denounce it the most.

Petyr Baelish
12-28-2006, 03:36 AM
If it isn't self-evident to you that Beethoven's symphonies are far greater works of music and art than bongos singing 'bout dey dicks and how bad dey is and how many ho's dey can pimp and how many blunts dey can smoke, then I don't know what to tell you.

Behold, the sublime works of modern music's greatest composers!

[...]
Bone's gettin' drunk and freakin' hoes
I'm chillin' with my niggas as I bless my forty
O's
I'm poppin' off the cap, I down my shit
and act a fool
You know we always brewed in the morning
just for school
And if you have a party with the drink we
hit it first, G
I knew I was a drunk when double-A
couldn't help me, yeah
Niggas be trippin',
ain't gave a sip, but they want a sip
Well, fuck that
freebie shit;
You ain't got no money [broke bitch] you
broke bitch!
The Bone works hard to get brewed all day
And we don't give a fuck about what sober niggas say
I stumbled into the house and people ask why
I dip the
joint into the brew, so I can get high
My nigga Krayzie
Bone hooked me with that bomb bud
Now roll me up a huddah,
I'm about to hit the bud
Cuz, you know a friend with
weed is a friend indeed
But a friend without a doubt is the
one that bless da 40 ounce
Gotta bless my 40 or my crew
will put me out
My name is Wish Bone; I gotta bless da 40
ounce
[...]

Bone Thugs in Harmony - Bless da 40 Oz. Complete Lyrics (http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Bone-Thugs-n-harmony/Bless-Da-40-Oz.html)

Keystone
12-28-2006, 04:07 AM
Fuck a bunch of James Brown. He was a violent, egotistical person, and he screamed his way through 50 years of "soul" hype.

Rest in peace, though.

ivory bill
12-28-2006, 04:11 AM
Fuck a bunch of James Brown. He was a violent, egotistical person, and he screamed his way through 50 years of "soul" hype.

Rest in peace, though.

Yes, may he rest in peace. We don't want him to come back as a zombie or a vampire and scream through another 50 years .

| I, CWAS
12-28-2006, 04:12 AM
Fuck a bunch of James Brown. He was a violent, egotistical person, and he screamed his way through 50 years of "soul" hype.

Rest in peace, though.

In other words, he was like most great musicians? Take a look at Elvis.

Keystone
12-28-2006, 04:25 AM
In other words, he was like most great musicians? Take a look at Elvis.
Did I say Elvis was a great musician?

Brown was a screaming mess.

Keystone
12-28-2006, 04:43 AM
Yes, may he rest in peace. We don't want him to come back as a zombie or a vampire and scream through another 50 years .
good point.

The Retard
12-28-2006, 05:18 AM
I don't know why they call it soul music, it seems to me that is the one thing they lack. There music is not soothing, to say the least.

| I, CWAS
12-28-2006, 08:23 AM
Brown was a screaming mess.

I agree with that. however, he clearly was great in the overall view of the culture. Same goes for Elvis (another musician that I don't really like).