Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Wednesday Is Indeed a Blues Day
James Brown - Maybe I'll Understand (Pt. 1)
Your ever-lovin' Stepfather's got the blues today, because since the last post, comedian Rudy Ray Moore and singer Dee Dee Warwick have passsed away, and I don't have anything on hand for a Warwick post (like the great version of "Suspicious Minds" she put down on Atco). So, for a "Wednesday Is Blues Day" type of thing, I pull this James Brown blues number, which was released as a Colgate Power Pack promo single and in two parts on his 1968 King LP Got the Feelin' (also on the album was a blues instrumental, "Maybe Good, Maybe Bad," which was also released as a two-part King single). It's clearly just an improvised thing, but it nicely showcases Brown's crooning, which is often overlooked amidst his funky things.