James Brown passed away on Christmas Day 2006. There’s a reason people referred to Brown as the “Godfather of Soul”; his voice was truly iconic. Through his sexy persona and sultry stage presence, James Brown was on a level all his own when it came to performing. Backed by the illustrious J.B.’s throughout most of his career, Brown excelled with hits like “Cold Sweat,” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, “I Got You (I Feel Good)”, and “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”.

There’s no denying the raw talent and energy that Brown exuded with each performance. In that spirit, we wanted to share live footage of a great James Brown show that was aired on the hit show, Soul Train, in 1973. Enjoy some glorious James Brown footage and help us remember the Godfather of Soul…

James Brown – Soul Train – 1973 – Full Video

[Video: FunkensteinJr]

Set: Hot Pants, Get Up (I Feel Like A) Sex Machine (02:36), Get On The Good Foot (04:06), Soul Power (06:51), Make It Funky (09:53), Cold Sweat (11:07), Try Me (14:22), Please Please, Please (17:21), Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud (17:57), Super Bad (23:53), Papa Don’t Take No Mess (26:18), My Thang (29:57), Hell (33:33), The Payback (35:57),

Encore: Damn Right, I Am Somebody (Fred Wesley & the JB’s led by James Brown; 40:25)

[Originally published 5/3/16]