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James Brown tribute

Nick Hornby June 19, 2008 at 3:21 pm Music

There were people in their 60s at the James Brown tribute, some of them sitting directly in front of a couple in their twenties who danced manically (and, it has to be said, annoyingly) right from the opening bars.  Those who grew up with funk are more or less of pensionable age now: if you […]

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Still Black, Still Proud

Nick Hornby June 18, 2008 at 3:23 pm Books, Music , ,

I spent a very happy Saturday evening at the Barbican, listening to ‘Still Black, Still Proud’, a James Brown tribute show that gave some of Brown’s old side-kicks – the horn-players Pee-Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley – the chance to team up with some of Africa’s finest musicians – Cheikh Lo, the drummer Tony Allen […]