3/4. Mark Lamarr profiles R&B, soul and funk legend James Brown to mark the 50th anniversary of his studio recording of Please
Please Please, which kick-started a seismic career. This instalment recalls Brown's continued success in the early 70s, when he electrified the airwaves with his relentlessly popular funk reinventions, typified by the US R&B number ones Hot Pants,
Make It Funky and Get on the Good Foot. Also, a look at the singer's move back to his Southern roots, and his exhaustive devotion to recording, producing and touring.
Featuring professional and personal reminiscences from singer
Carleen Anderson , percussionist Johnny Griggs , engineer Bob Both and singer/songwriter Paul Weller. RT DIRECT: The God father James Brown - the Very Best of.... is available for £12.99 including p&p. Address: [address removed] Cheque payable to Selections.
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9/10. Charlie Gillett profiles influential behind-the-scenes musical artists, continuing with new-wave royals Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe , whose post-punk sound influenced the Pretenders, Squeeze, the Specials and Wreckless Eric.
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