Tag Archives: James Brown

Friday on My Mind: It’s Cold!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s cold. Damn cold. Not like Midwest cold, or Northeast cold, or even Canada cold, but Seattle cold. You know…a mid-20′s atRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Dads!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post, where we look at music videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Father’s Day is this Sunday June 16th. The very first Father’s Day took place back on June 17, 1910, after aRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Worst Songs from Sylvester Stallone Film Soundtracks

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we stop to watch videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. For this week’s edition, we will be looking at the worst songs from Sylvester Stallone film soundtracks. So you may beRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “James Brown Creates Funk”

Popular R&B artist James Brown invented funk music by changing the accents and voicings in soul music. He released the first known funk single, “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag,” in 1965. This new kind of music drew from gospel, jazz and R&B and would lay the foundation for future genres of music like hip-hop,Read more...

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KEXP Documentaries: Civil Rights Songs – “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud”

April 5th, 1968, was the day after the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Most major cities in the U.S. were whirling with chaos. Looting, rioting, assault... A surprising reaction to the death of a man whose life was dedicated to non-violence.

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Friday Nite Spotlight: James Brown - 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!

This is my all-time favorite James Brown collection. And every single song here has a corresponding story of how it fits into my life. Song 1 -- “It’s a Man’s Man’s World’ Picture yourself in a Brooklyn nightclub on a Saturday night. The paper listed it as a burlesque show, and we’re not really sureRead more...

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