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James Brown — Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Album: Greatest Hits
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Released: 1965
Length: 2:02
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Come here sister.....Papa's in the swing
He ain't too hip...about that new breed thing
He ain't no drag
Papa's got a brand new bag

Come here mama....and dig this crazy scene
He's not too fancy....but his line is pretty clean
He ain't no drag.
Papa's got a brand new bag

He's doing the Jerk....
He's doing the Fly
Don't play him cheap 'cause you know he ain't shy
He's doing the Monkey, the Mashed Potatoes, Jump back Jack, See you later
Alligator.

Come here sister
Papa's in the swing
He ain't too hip now
But I can dig the new breed thing;
He ain't no drag
He's got a brand new bag

Oh papa! He's doing the Jerk
Papa...he's doing the Jerk
He's doing the twist ... just like this,
He's doing the Fly ev'ry day and ev'ry night
And the thing....like the Boomerang.
Hey....come on
Hey! Hey.....come on
Hey! Hey....says he's uptight...he's out of sight...
Come on. See whatcha know. Come on.
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Just saw the documentary "Mr. Dynamite".
Really, really good.
Highly recommended to anyone even slightly interested in James Brown or that era of musical history.
Nice....
Listen to some traditional "African" music, and then American "soul" music, and then see which one JB is most like. Hint: it's the former. If you had to pick an American artist that's a real embodiment of African music, it's the Godfather of Soul.
Hannio wrote:
Do all 16 dances.

  

 
gif of young James Brown dancing solo on stage

JB's gonna dance all night, just for you.
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Back in law school, one of my classmates did a parody of a law review symposium issue.  Among the papers presented at the mythical "Jurisprudence and James Brown" confab was "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, But Can It Be Searched? The Fourth Amendment Decisions of the Rhenquist Court."
Yay!  (growling) "Hey babe; wanna dance?"
More great music from this era Bill. Thanks!

This song is still soooo good for the ears...
 
 walks_like_aduck wrote:
putting some funk in ya trunk love it ;0)
 
 
holla at yer boy!
 dBdwg wrote:
Senekot 

Hey I know lets take a vote, once a song has been used to sell a product it no longer qualifies for play.  I vote yes.

 
I vote "no" - it would eliminate thousands of good tunes.  You're just resentful because none of your songs have ever been used to sell a product, not even that Dippity-Doo® jingle.
My seven year old son just came in and announced to me that "this song is in Mrs. Doubtfire!"

I told him that this was James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Hopefully he will remember this.

I am proud that my son can recognize Bob Marley songs, Grateful Dead, and now hopefully James Brown. Thanks, RP for being the sound track of my son's musical education (as well as Mrs. Doubtfire of course!).
putting some funk in ya trunk love it ;0)
 
 Cynaera wrote:

You can't just drop a bombshell like that one and leave it!  Give us details!!! {#Roflol}
 
Let's just say it was of a religious nature and we discussed Jesus.  He was interested in talking about his life and directions it had taken and people he has known over the years, like Gladys Knight, and repentance, and prayer. Sorry it can't be crazier, but it was mostly me listening.

I never find myself saying "Hey, I'm gonna listen to some JB!!"  This song reminds me that I should.  : )
 Geecheeboy wrote:
I have inspected his house several times in the past for insurance, and he drunk dialed me once.  That was an interesting conversation.
 
You can't just drop a bombshell like that one and leave it!  Give us details!!! {#Roflol}
 dBdwg wrote:
Senekot 

Hey I know lets take a vote, once a song has been used to sell a product it no longer qualifies for play.  I vote yes.

 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

That would make for a pretty short playlist (sadly).

 

It would eliminate the majority of The Beatles' catalog, for starters.
It is most welcome to hear any other JB tune than I feel good! Please put that one to rest, oi vay!{#Rolleyes}

Happy Birthday JB!!!
 
 Alpine wrote:
This James F'n Brown Bitches!
 
He *is* a rock star from Mars
Ain't no drag.....
this very crazy guy did some really nice music!
Do all 16 dances.
 ambrebalte wrote:


...and the body, moving, grooving, dancing!
 
Encounter your kids with JB as young as possible and they will move correctly and smoothly all of their life: JB is good for your health!
Aaaaawwwww yahhh.
I have inspected his house several times in the past for insurance, and he drunk dialed me once.  That was an interesting conversation.
Man, I was just talking earlier today about the Fabulous Flames as being the tightest horn section ever, and here they are!
This James F'n Brown Bitches!
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 

...and the body, moving, grooving, dancing!
 dBdwg wrote:
Hey I know lets take a vote, once a song has been used to sell a product it no longer qualifies for play.  I vote yes.
 
That would make for a pretty short playlist (sadly).

 Hannio wrote:

 

Make way for the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business!!
Senekot 

Hey I know lets take a vote, once a song has been used to sell a product it no longer qualifies for play.  I vote yes.

Hott-ah!!
Simply a phenomenon..........
Do the funky chicken!!{#Dancingbanana}


This song is soooo good for the ears...


I give it an 8 because it's just part 1. The full-length version gets a 9 or 10 from me.
More, please.  More JAAAAAAAAAAAAMES BROWN!!
Here he is, The Man himself. All others are but imitators.

Oh, for the days of walking down the beach with this blasting out of the little transistor radio I bought at the dime store . . .
Look out, it's the Godfather of Soul!!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Yaaayyy!  Finally I can use the wiggly bum icon!! {#Moon}
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Oh Pleeezzz bring those times back! {#Bounce}
 

When tunes like this came on the transistor, definitely. But to be certain, I wouldn't want to thoroughly revisit my childhood.

His was the best of the BMW Films shorts a few years ago.  Favorite quote:  "I can't do the splits no mo."  Check it >>>  {#Bananasplit}


Classic...


Oh Pleeezzz bring those times back! {#Bounce}
Oh YEAH!
god i love this!! WOOOOOOOHOOOO