Monday, December 25, 2006

James Brown 5/3/1933-12/25/2006 RIP

Years ago I worked in a big name entertainment club in Augusta Georgia. James Brown would come in many nights and often be asked by the night's entertainer to do a song or two, or at least be recognized for a spotlight and a wave. As much as he loved the limelight and as brilliant as he was as an entertainer, I always thought he cherished the chances he got to be a regular guy even more.

JB would often get to the club early while we were setting up. He loved to tell us stories from his youth, give us boxing lessons, and even help us stock up or move some tables around. Later that night he would usually end up on stage thrilling the audience and reveling in the attention he received, but the smile was never quite as big as the one he had earlier that day.

RIP Godfather!


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