Thursday, June 19, 2008

RIP Lee Austin

Lee Austin - I'm a Man

I have just read that James Brown bodyguard/hairdresser/Revue singer Leon "Lee" Austin has died. Austin's high tenor graced a number of James Brown productions, and although he didn't reach the level of fame among soul fans as Brown's female vocalists or the late Bobby Byrd, he laid down some good sounds for his good friend JB. I featured "I'm a Man" way back in the early days of the blog, and I'll revive it here in honor of the "Burner." Rest in peace!

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