Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Godfather of Soul


I hope you live 200 years, and that I live 200 years minus one day, so I never know beautiful people like you passed away.
~James Brown

16 comments:

AndyDoodler said...

amen

Michael said...

Wonderful portrait, GZ!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words. It is truly, truly appreciated ...

Susan Abraham said...

The legendary Mr. Brown just went, didn't he.
Thank you, Getzapped.

getzapped said...

Brown went, but not without touching many people along the way. I believe we all do that. Maybe not in such a "grand scale", but we do.

Stephen Bess said...

Peace to the No. 1 Soul Brother! Thanks!

Icarus said...

That's some line forming at Heaven's Gates this Xmas! JB will entertain with 'Papa's Gotta Brand New Bag' and Gerry the Excuse for a Prezz will be looking for one to throw up into, just like he did at the Chinese State banquet.
JB was untouchable as THE Soul Man of all time. And he had so many ants in his pants there's no way he'll R.I.P.

getzapped said...

Right on! -SB

Miles- LOL! Yeah, JB will give them a run for their money - with his moves ;)

rubyahmad said...

I think it is James Brown who created the famed 'moonwalk' dance moves and later perfected by Michael Jackson..ha ha.

James Brown gave us a lifetime of superb honest and original exciting entertainment.

He was a man, who had learnt from his difficult early background and went on to pass this message to the world:

"Die on your feet, don't live on your knees."

getzapped said...

Powerful motto, Ruby. You rock!

studio lolo said...

Your site is so inspirational. I just love visiting! Very nice tribute to Hu-Good God!!, James Brown.(I tried to type that sound he did) He sure did lead the way for a lot of talent down the road. I love how you framed his pic with roses too...nice touch.
Thanks for your wonderful comment. So sweet of you :)
Happy New Year..Laurel aka studio lolo

Amy Zaleski said...

I wonder who he was talking about? Love the roses. Thanks for your comment and Happy 2007!

getzapped said...

Studio l- It's my joy to share and inspire. JB was a huge inspiration for so many. He will be missed, but his work and legend live on. Your work is very inspiring to me.

Welcome, Amy. I guess he means all those who touched his life.

Peace to all for 2007!

Rethabile said...

Great artist. Pioneer.

Nabeel said...

I miss James Brown .. he sure was the father of soul .. tsk .. May he rest in peace .. i always ignored the scandals he ran into in the prev. year .. I mean .. he's the father of soul man ..

Turquoise CRO said...

I always LOVED James Brown! I FEEEEEEEEEEEEEELL GOOD! lol Thanks! for your compliments, I love to collage! xo, Cinda

getzapped said...

I just want to say thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments. This post brought the most interest of all to this blog. Thank you, James Brown for touching us all so deeply.