Song of the Week (Revamped) #8-Papa’s got a brand new bag by James Brown

song of the week revamped

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.

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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.

Favourite part:

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.

Song of the Week (Revamped) #5-Once in my Life by Stevie Wonder

song of the week revamped

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.

Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Lately, I’ve been listening to some motown / soul / feel good music and this one always perks me up. At work, when this song plays on my playlist, I have to dance no matter what I’m doing. Such a beautiful song that will never go out of style.

My favourite part:

For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Someone warm like you
Would make my dreams come true

Listen to the song here

lyrics are here.