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EURweb’s Lee Bailey caught up with Dr. Yamma Brown James Brown's daughter on the red carpet at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. She talks about the film,
“Get On Up” the new James Brown bio-pic the family’s reaction to it, her father’s legacy.
Portside Article: James Brown belongs to us, the black masses, and for us to be excluded from the creative team that made this movie is an obscenity. I'm aware that Spike Lee was involved briefly.
James Brown was a civil rights icon. Put James in the pantheon of the most impactful black men of the 20th century, and he would not be out of place. How can I make such an assertion? One song: "I'm Black and I'm Proud."
Before that song, if you wanted to start a fight with a man of color, all one had to do was call him black. Up until the mid-sixties, we were trying define ourselves: not colored anymore, now Negro. But black was not something we called ourselves. And along comes this little man and proudly states, "I'm black and I'm proud!" He took the thing that the oppressor used to bludgeon us and made it a weapon of pride for us.
Coinciding with the release of the new James Brown biopic, GET ON UP, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds celebrates the Godfather of Soul, the one and only James Brown.
Joining in the celebration is the daughter of James Brown, Deanna Brown Thomas, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio & TV personality, actress and writer and the President of The James Brown Family Children Foundation (JBFCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created according to the wishes of James Brown.
Aakomon “AJ” Jones is one of the most sought after choreographers in the world, working with the biggest names in music such as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jenner Lopez, and Mariah Carey. His choreography can best be described by the clean lines, musicality, sharpness and versatility, on view in the new James Brown biopic GET ON UP, which he also choreographed.
RJ Smith’s THE ONE is the definitive biography of James Brown, not only presenting the first complete portrait of his personal life, but also placing Brown in his proper place in the pantheon of popular culture icons. Nominated for an NAACP award and hailed by Janet Maslin of The New York Times as one of the top books of 2012.
Jason Eamons is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at EMP Museum, which was founded by Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen and opened in June 2000 in a building designed by Frank Gehry. The EMP Museum explores the artists and ideas that fuel popular music and pop culture.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET.
DJ Carmie, DJ Smooth, and Guest Host Michael Benjamin will be discussing the life and music of James brown. Open discussion on James Brown's life and our opinion about his story and the movie "Get On UP" We will be taking calls during this show, So feel free to call in and give your own opinions about James Brown and his life. Also get to hear James Browns unreleased track "We got it all from you" Ft New Funk Monk.
Tony Wilson was named "The Young James Brown" and personally Endorsed by The Godfather of Soul himself, also by Bassist Bootsy Collins, Danny Ray The Capeman, Mrs. Tomirae Brown and Mr. Charles Bobbit ; it doesn't get any better than that! Tony is backed by the Original Musicians that toured with James Brown and has been electrifying audiences with his own personal style for many years around the world including The Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, London, the UK, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the West Indies, Paris France, Belgium and the United States.
Host Deardra Shuler talks to Charles Bobbit, James Brown friend and manager. Bobbit will talk about his rags to riches story with Deardra. Bobbit also managed Michael Jackson and was the personal advisor to President Omar Bongo of Gabon. Born in 1930, in the back woods of North Carolina, Charles was whisked to Brooklyn, NY by his eldest sister after the loss of his mother to cancer. During his young adult years, he worked as a porter. He later worked for the New York City Transit Authority, laying rails at night. Later he deemed the entertainment industry was an escape from menial labor, although he could neither sing nor dance.
Mr. Bobbit’s first introduction to the realization of his dream was when he first saw Mr. James Brown, “The Godfather of Soul” perform at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY. He was awestruck and proclaimed to his wife that he would one day work as Brown’s Personal Manager. Although thwarted originally, by 1965, he won a job as James Brown's valet and later became Brown's friend and manager up to the day Brown died. The book, "Making it Happen," tells Brown and Bobbitt's story. It was Mr Bobbit who gave James Brown the title, “Godfather of Soul.” Bobbit was instrumental in the arrangement of “Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud.” and the musical scores for the movie, “Black Caesar,” starring Fred Williamson. Bobbit met President Omar Bongo of Gabon and worked with Bongo's son cutting a few albums. The family hired Bobbit as their advisor taking Bobbit to heights that he couldn’t even imagine. He later worked with Michael Jackson becoming his friend and confidante.
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Actor Keith Robinson Cast In James Brown Biopic, ‘Get On Up’
Things really seem to be coming together for the long-awaited James Brown biopic, Get On Up. Just last week we told you that singer-turned-actress Jill Scott has been cast to play The Godfather Of Soul’s wife. We’ve just learned that Dreamgirls actor Keith Robinson has also been added to the all-star cast.
According to Shadow and Act, the 38-year-old actor will be playing the role of Baby Roy an original member of James Brown’s band. Actor Keith Robinson Cast In James Brown Biopic, ‘Get On Up’ Keith will be in the company of some of Hollywood’s most talented actors and actresses. If you recall, 42 actor Chadwick Boseman has been cast to play the role of Brown. The Help actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis have also been cast to play the late singer’s aunt and mother, respectively.
Keith has already taken to Twitter to thank everyone for their support and express his excitement regarding his new role.
Join Kitty Elavase as she spends hits from the late great James Brown! Time to take it back to the Old School! Listen via the web. www.blogtalkradio.com/Elavase. Listen via your phone 347-426-3673. Show will air July 4th at 12PM PST, 2PM Central and 3PM Eastern. www.kittykattkloset.com www.youtube.com/kittykattkloset
Who was Vada Pinson? A solid All Star baseball player of the sixties and seventies, primarily with the Cincinnati Reds. But does he deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. His son, Vada Pinson III, will discuss the reasons his father should join the greats in Cooperstown.
In honor of the opening of the movie Get on Up, I'll be playing 45 minutes of James Brown music
The men are talking! RIB Radio will discuss the opinions of Stephen Smith saying women should not provoke a man to hit them and Geraldo Rivera commenting that the only thing a women brings to the table is her youth.
We will be giving a tribute to James Brown as his moive "Get on Up" hits theatre today.