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James Brown — Get Up Offa That Thing
Album: 20 All Time Greatest Hits!
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Released: 1991
Length: 4:05
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!

OH!

Say it now!

I'm back!

I'm back!

I'm back!

I'm back!

Get up offa that thing,
And dance 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And dance 'till you, sing it now!
Get up offa that thing,
And dance 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And try to release that pressure!
Get up offa that thing,
And shake 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And shake it, say it now!
Get up offa that thing,
And shake 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And try to release that pressure!
Get up off!
Ha!
Good God!
So good!

Ha!
Everybody ready?!

Follow me!

Get up offa that thing,
And shake 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And shake it, sing it now!
Get up offa that thing,
And shake 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And try to release that pressure!
Get up offa that thing, (Ha!)
And twist 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And shake 'till you, sing it now!
Get up offa that thing,
And shake 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And try to release that pressure!

Huh!
Get funky!

So good, Uh!
I'm first to stop, ha!
I've told them now, ha!
[I'm not sure about those last two lines]
Uh!
Ha!
Ohio player! (like the band, or maybe 'Go higher player!')
Can you hit it one time, from the top?!
Get up offa that thing,
And dance to try, you better! [?]
Get up offa that thing,
And... Help me!
Get up offa that thing,
And dance 'till you feel better!
Get up offa that thing,
And try to release that pressure!

Huh!

I need it!

That's the wise old brother at the side start good! [that's what is sounds like]
C'mon Clive do it!

Do it!

Uh!
Ha!
Good God!
God Good! [that's not a typo]
Huh!
Feels good!
Feels good!
Do it to me!
Huh!
Good God!
I want you all in the jam! [i think]
Gonna get you all in the jam!
Play that bad funk! [?]
Show 'em how funky you are!
Play it JB's!
Play it now!
Hey!
Get up offa that thing,
And dance 'till you feel better!
Get up offa that thing,
And dance 'till you, help me out!
Get up offa that thing,
And dance 'till you feel better!
Get up offa that thing,
And try to release that pressure!
Get up offa that thing,
And shake 'till you feel better!
Get up offa that thing,
And try to release, say it now!
Get up offa that thing,
And shake 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And try to release that pressure!
Get up and... call it!
I feel good!
[Fade out]
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Groove is in the heart! 
 rpdevotee wrote:
This is great!  I love James Brown...so amazingly musically innovative—pure entertainment!
I saw him do a live show in Oakland, CA years ago in the 90's.  That was one of the best concerts I have ever seen.  This coming from someone who has seen literally hundreds of concerts.  The auditorium had reserved seats on the floor with a large space between the stage and the first row.  Within the first couple songs, people began standing up and dancing at their seats.  A few songs later, people started moving into the open floor area in front of the stage to dance.  It didn't take long after that before hundreds of people filled the floor in what felt like a giant house party with James Brown playing live right behind us.  Security tried at first to control things but gave up and just let everyone have their fun.  What an experience to remember.  Thanks James Brown for giving me one of the most memorable experiences of my life!   {#Heartkiss}

 
"the hardest working man in show business"
This-and strong coffee-are making all the difference right now...
 thewiseking wrote:
not one of JBs better efforts
 
This was one of your typical efforts, however.
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit} {#Dancingbanana}  I AM NOW FUNKTIFIED FOR THE DAY!!
{#Devil_pimp}must be zesty jb been sampled thousands of times !
not one of JBs better efforts
This is great!  I love James Brown...so amazingly musically innovative—pure entertainment!
I saw him do a live show in Oakland, CA years ago in the 90's.  That was one of the best concerts I have ever seen.  This coming from someone who has seen literally hundreds of concerts.  The auditorium had reserved seats on the floor with a large space between the stage and the first row.  Within the first couple songs, people began standing up and dancing at their seats.  A few songs later, people started moving into the open floor area in front of the stage to dance.  It didn't take long after that before hundreds of people filled the floor in what felt like a giant house party with James Brown playing live right behind us.  Security tried at first to control things but gave up and just let everyone have their fun.  What an experience to remember.  Thanks James Brown for giving me one of the most memorable experiences of my life!   {#Heartkiss}
That feeling when your data entry matches the beat
Just what I needed! Outa my chair and dancing MAO{#Dancingbanana_2}
chair dancing! 
That feeling when you've just started recording and you immediately stub your toe!
{#Arrowd} no, no, no
https://i.imgur.com/113Pquw.gif
Fabulous funk fun. 
Plus or minus that it's way light in the lyrics department.
JB or Archie Bell and the Drells had a groove thing going with the other, it would seem.  
 
James Brown according to Eddy Murphy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USHPc90MPl8
Flat butt not - with this thang....
 
Yaaasss that was a good chair dancing break. {#Dancingbanana}
Music to do calisthenics to. 
summertime wake-up jam  : )
{#Dance}
 Grammarcop wrote:
Damn. I'm in the library. 

 
Well, I hope you are at least able to get up offa that thing ...
HA!!!
Damn. I'm in the library. 
That's the stuff!
HEY!  Get DOWN!
I wish but if anyone walked by my office... So I'll just let the banana do the talking: {#Dancingbanana}
Good God! Sooo good! {#Bananasplit}
 Zubie wrote:
My fave James Brown song. This and funky drummer. I heard JB was such a perfectionist, he would penalize his players on stage for messing up. He'd flash his hands at the instrumentalist that mucked up, with each hand flash being a 5 dollar deduction on his paycheck. Don't know why I brought that up, kind of a buzzkill. Anyway, he performs this song with the Muppets, and Monster absolutley kills it on the drums.
 
Were any of the Muppets fined?

Good God, jump back, gonna kiss myself!

THIS is that thing.
I gotta go too, James.
 Hannio wrote:

 
up again

This is THAT thing




 EssexTex wrote:
Love this...always puzzled me though..exactly what thing should we get off?

 
Yeah, me too - I've wondered about that ever since I first heard it at the school disco ages ago. Suggestions welcome as to what "that thing" is...

Oh, good Gawd!
You want to know where Prince got his moves? Check out some old footage of J.B. and the Famous Flames.
EssexTex wrote:
Love this...always puzzled me though..exactly what thing should we get off?...next doors fence maybe?
yo ass babay!!!!
Gotta leeese da presha!!!!!! :bananasplit:
Love this...always puzzled me though..exactly what thing should we get off?...next doors fence maybe?
:bananajam: :bounce: :clap: :drummer:
R.I.P. Master James!
Get down! get back up again!
His descent into madness and death is largely due to his late introduction to "Colombian marching powder"....shame as the man was a bloody genius
Alifreckles50 wrote:
my sister saw James years ago. He really does fling himeself to the ground from exhaustion. The Flames come over and stand over him, fanning him till he can get up and go on. Work Out!
As he was about to "collapse" he'd have his stage managers come out and put a "king's" cape on him and lead him offstage. About 4/5ths of the way off stage, he'd THROW off the cape and come back to the microphone. This would happen several times, which added to that "hardest working man in show business" title....
Hannio wrote:
had to bring it back up to the top...
my sister saw James years ago. He really does fling himeself to the ground from exhaustion. The Flames come over and stand over him, fanning him till he can get up and go on. Work Out!
Gawd, thank you RP!! You just brightened my dreary morning :) :dancingbanana:
doctec wrote:
Classic. That opening yell is one of the most over-sampled moments in pop music history.
Agreed, just like Kraftwork stuff...funny that the hip-hop scene doesn't know its a bunch of German geeks who they've sampled...lol speaking of which, Kraftwerk would be nice to hear sometime somehow....
Classic. That opening yell is one of the most over-sampled moments in pop music history.
Very nice afternoon pick me up Bill! And I really needed it today, thanks :) :cheesygrin:
My fave James Brown song. This and funky drummer. I heard JB was such a perfectionist, he would penalize his players on stage for messing up. He'd flash his hands at the instrumentalist that mucked up, with each hand flash being a 5 dollar deduction on his paycheck. Don't know why I brought that up, kind of a buzzkill. Anyway, he performs this song with the Muppets, and Monster absolutley kills it on the drums.
Nice energy, but horribly repetitive.
Bad_Polygons wrote:
4/10 - Just not feeling it.
Get up offa that thing and see if you can do better. 9
If this doesn't get you up offa that thing...then drag your dead ass home. Welcome to James's house.
That will scare the lions away!
Zep wrote:
Overlooked on RP...
JB is definitely underplayed here, I think. This song kicks (9+).
Overlooked on RP...
tlbritton wrote:
fabulous song :dance: ! and forgive me - i'm not a big James Brown fan...
You should be! This is the Godfather of Soul. The hardest workin man in show business. I'll bet he still workin down there in his grave.
Huh, Gud Gawd. Lovin this! Thanks Bill! T E N
fabulous song :dance: ! and forgive me - i'm not a big James Brown fan...
4/10 - Just not feeling it.
:dancingbanana:
MojoJojo wrote:
Hmmm..., not so sure about that... :ask:
I'm sitting here just a few blocks from the James Brown statue. There continues to be a steady stream of tributes left there. Augusta misses you JB!!!
Good God, ya'll! Show 'em how funky you are!
dmax wrote:
That's backwards labeled!
Hmmm..., not so sure about that... :ask:
I could listen to this for hours.
dmax wrote:
Hadn't thought of it until heard a new article about his music, and realized that what they were saying was accurate: James Brown's music was truly African. Listen to it compared to American "soul" and it's not as closely related as it is to the traditional African music with its clean repetition and horn stabs. Once I heard that, it sounds completely different to me.
James Brown influenced African Music more than the other way around.
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Separated at birth?
That's backwards labeled!
Absolute 10
The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing -James Brown
thanks for everything JB
Separated at birth?
Buried today. Finally, RIP.
I feel dead! :dancingbanana_2:
Only the Godfather, can be the considered the GODFATHER!!! :devil_pimp:
Hadn't thought of it until heard a new article about his music, and realized that what they were saying was accurate: James Brown's music was truly African. Listen to it compared to American "soul" and it's not as closely related as it is to the traditional African music with its clean repetition and horn stabs. Once I heard that, it sounds completely different to me.
Good. God.
Best JB song ever. IMHO.
Anyone else notice that Marion Barry hasn't been heard from lately?I think they were the same guy. Good God!
Well, you heard him, folks. Why are you still sitting down on That Thing after you've heard this?
Really fun. :bananajumprope: :clap: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
Hannio wrote:
Time for the funky chicken.
ha!ha!ha!.. that's what i'm talking 'bout! *ooh i'm soo gonna get fired *
R.I.P.
As the man himself said about those who came after him, ''James Brown is rap; James Brown is hip hop; James Brown is disco.'' Amen, man.
:bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :drunk: :bounce: :jump: :jump: :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :bananapiano: :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2:
"...and funk is it's own reward" What band must be playing in heaven w/ JB "doin his thing."
RIP JB
:bananajam: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2: :drummer: My co-workers are amused by me right now.
How is this not a 10 to anyone he says shaking his head .......... and bootie. WOOOAAAAOOOOOW!!!! Ugh!
Time for the funky chicken.
*does the funky chicken* woot woot*
Got the whole office rockin out and shakin it. //but i work at home...
Do I hear Bootsy on badass bass?
I like it I like it I LIIIIIIIIIIKE IT!!!!! I'm dancin' in my seat!!!!
Whoo HOOO!!!!
Up to a posthumous 10. I'm up offa my thing now.
Best anti-depressant remedy on the market! :bananasplit: He will surely be missed.
I like it, I like it, I like it!!!
R.I.P.
James, you done went an got offa that thing for good. Peace
I miss this guy already!!!
Yes bro!!!
R.I.P. James
RIP, James - you rocked us all!!
R.I.P. Soul Brother #1.
Outta sight! :dancingbanana:
67nj wrote:
:dancingbanana: Loving it!
Friday Night Funk! Perfect.
Funkalicious! :dancingbanana: :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2:
He da funkiest man!
:dance: :cool: :cool: :cool: :dance:
Pyro wrote:
I cannot hear James Brown without seeing (in my head) Eddie Murphy doing "Gonna Get In a Hot Tub......aaaiiiieee!"
Except he was doing "Get on the Good Foot" to "Get in the Hottub!" Pretty funny stuff, though.
I'm gettin' up offa my thing right now!
:dancingbanana_2:
So HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a soul-funksplosion!