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Morning Song – Get On The Good Foot

February 9, 2017

If you want to know how James Brown earned the title of “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business”, take a listen to “Get On The Good Foot”.

It’s 5 1/2 minutes of intensely fevered funk focused completely and solely on the absolute importance of one thing and one thing only: getting on the good foot. Brown attacks that issue like the salvation of all humanity depends on solving it.

By the end of the song, chances are you’ll be more than halfway persuaded of two truths:

  1. He’s right.
  2. He did it.

Going down to the crib, let all hang out;
Where soulful people know what it’s all about….

P. S. Is it just me, or did approximately half of David Holmes’ soundtrack for Ocean’s Eleven (2001 version) come from “Get On The Good Foot”?

h/t: CAH50

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