Song of the Week is a weekly meme of some of my current favourite songs or songs that I can’t get out of my head. Leave your favourite songs and I’ll be sure to check them out.
James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and bandleader. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the “Godfather of Soul”.
This. This right here is soul. To be honest, as a tubist, seeing and hearing trumpets get all the glory pisses me off yet in this song, it’s great. They’re great. But that could also be because I absolutely love James Brown and that there are also trombones in here.
Come here sister, Papa’s in the swing
He ain’t too hip, about that new breed babe
He ain’t no drag
Papa’s got a brand new bag
Listen to the song here.
Lyrics are here.