Monday, May 3, 2010

A Mover and Shaker

There are four different versions of this King label release from 1966,
 ranging in value from $40 to $150 (in near mint condition)

On this day in 1933 a mover and shaker in the rock world was born.  And I mean that literally.

James Joseph Brown, Jr.  was born May 3, 1933 near Barnwell, South Carolina and grew up in poverty in Augusta, Georgia. He lived a checkered personal life and his professional life was colorful to put it mildly, but he was, indeed, “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,”  “The Godfather of Soul” and “Soul Brother Number One.”  


  1. Okay. Please define "hardest working." I thought Springsteen and the Dead gave the most bang for the buck for our concert dollars. If he's ever performed for 3 hours I'd be curious to see the song list.

  2. I'm a Deadhead from way back and I love me some long stretches of "Touch of Grey" any day. Never saw Springsteen live, but wish I could. But I have to say I think playing the guitar for three hours still doesn't tax a person like doing this for even a short set. Makes me tired just to watch it!