Brown is scheduled to attend the dedication along with his former road manager, the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Somewhere, Madame C.J. Walker is smiling.
Just a snippet, because it would seem to dishonor what James Brown stands for to give his music away. Skip lunches if you have to, but own this record--the Maceo-led interval when James Brown is not even on stage would be worth the price of the CD if there was nothing else on it, but you also get a riveting intro to "Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm proud," a jumping "Kansas City," and 12:51 of "Cold Sweat." 12:51! And excellent liner notes from some guy called Chuck D., and a sketch of James Brown's 1968. If you were James Brown, there was a lot going on in 1968--this show was not long after Mayor Kevin White persuaded James Brown to go through with his scheduled performance in Boston, just after MLK was assassinated. The concert was broadcast on WGBH, the local PBS affiliate, defusing the potential for a riot by keeping many potential rioters at home, and thus preserving this venerable structure for another 25 years or so, allowing for the installation two of these, many of these, and preserving the workplace of Joseph James Terrence O'Reilly. James Brown, we salute you. You could buy the DVD of the Boston concert here, and read more about it, though this vendor could use an editor. But, your first job is to buy this record. You will be glad you did.
James Brown, "James_Brown_Thanks" Say it Live and Loud, Live in Dallas 1968 (Polygram, 1998)