Saturday, March 6, 2010

Song of the Day: James Brown - The Payback

I can't remember my motivation for buying it - I didn't care much for the movie - but the Dead Presidents Soundtrack has quite a few classics on it.  I knew a lot of the James Brown songs that everyone knew, but it wasn't until this CD that I heard "The Payback," now one of my all-time favorite JB songs.  His ability to riff over the same beat is second to none, and this song exemplifies that talent at its best.  I love how the intro of female voices leads into the main bassline riff, and this song contains one of my all-time favorite James Brown lyrics:

I don't know karate
But I know ka-razy

The man was a genius.

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