PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
When James and The Flames go onstage to perform their rendition of Caldonia, the music used was an actual recording of the real James Brown's rendition. The original includes a horn section, which was removed because the Flames didn't yet have a ... ...
Mr. President, I want to go to Vietnam. We've got to bring the super heavy funk to the cats over there... Are they shooting at us? They trying to kill James Brown today. You want to go down in history as the man who killed the funk?
In the Vietnam scene, a title card says 1968 while the song "The Payback" plays. "The Payback" was released in December 1973.
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