Remembering James Brown: Live At Woodstock 1999

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Watch The Godfather Of Soul’s set on the notorious music pageant.

By Nate Todd Dec 25, 2021 7:18 am PST

Legendary entertainer James Brown died on Christmas Day 2006. Not solely was he The Godfather Of Soul however the man and the musicians round him virtually invented funk. His affect and legacy are cemented without end within the music he helped to create.

On July 23, 1999, Brown teamed up with one other legendary establishment: Woodstock. 1999 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the famed pageant and the organizers, together with authentic mastermind Michael Lang, determined to have a good time the event by placing on one other in Rome, New York following the twenty fifth anniversary outing in 1994. But the environment of the late-Nineteen Nineties was a lot totally different than within the late-Sixties and whereas large like the unique, Woodstock 1999 actually wasn’t the identical love fest.

But one factor that hadn’t modified was James Brown’s command of a band and viewers. While he didn’t play the unique pageant, Brown was a spotlight of the 1999 version. Always the consummate showman, JB didn’t take the East Stage till 18 minutes into his set, letting his band The Soul Generals, singer Tommi Rae — who paid tribute to Janis Joplin — and the Bitter Sweets singers additional hype up the rowdy crowd. But when James did hit the stage, it was showtime.

He delivered classics like “Get Up Offa That Thing,” “Living In America,” “Get On The Good Foot,” “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” “(I Got You) I Feel Good,” “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine” and extra. At about an hour into his set, Brown additionally honored one other authentic Woodstock performer, Jimi Hendrix.

To bear in mind James Brown, watch his complete Woodstock 1999 set under through James Brown on MV:


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