Hell’s Kitchen Radio #435: Get On The Good Foot – James Brown Birthday Special

Thursday, May 6, 3pm

Download part one: the live shows
Download part two: the studio Funk HERE!
Listen into all my shows here!

It’s James Brown’s birthday. Whatever you’re doing isn’t better than what I’m playing for the next four hours. Get on the good foot, I’m starting out with two hours of live JB throughout the years, then two hours of studio selections from across his illustrious career, focusing on my favorite era 1968 – 1975.

I was lucky to have seen the Hardest Working Man in Show Business perform live three times, and each was better than the previous. I was also honored to have interviewed him in 1992 (or was it 1993?) soon after he got out of prison, during my Friday 10am-2pm jazz, soul, funk show on KFJC, Temple of the Bird. He graciously offered my 15 minutes to talk about his music and not to bring up prison, women, or drugs. Thanks James.



The opening two hours, which you can find here, feature two shows from two of his hot 70s-era bands. 

July 1971 – Apollo Theater, New York City, New York

December 18, 1977 Stars at The Hotel Bradford, Boston MA

The second half of my show is all about the hot studio sessions that had us up and sweating on the good foot. See the set list below and get up on the get down.

James Brown: Nancy Dupree
Lickin’ Stick, Lickin’ Stick: James Brown
Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud): James Brown
Message From James Brown
Super Bad: James Brown

Doin’ It To Death: Fred Wesley and the JBs
Let’s Go Get Stoned: James Brown
Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year: James Brown
America Is My Home, Pt. 1: James Brown

Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn: James Brown
Down And Out In New York City: James Brown
Brother Rap: James Brown
Please Please Please 1974: James Brown

More Mess On My Thing: The JBs
Funky Music Is My Style: The JBs
Shake It Baby: Maceo and the Kings Men
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown

I Know You Got Soul: Bobby Byrd
If You Don’t Give Me What I Want: Vicki Anderson
What So Never The Dance: Bootsy Collins

Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing: James Brown
My Thang: James Brown

Get On The Good Foot: James Brown

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