Multi-Grammy Award winning artist James Brown, best known for his smoldering singing and revolutionary rhythmic style, is recognized worldwide as one of the most prolific figures in 20th century popular music. He remains a strong cultural influence as a newsmaker, musician, activist and peacemaker that transcends even the awesome celebrity he achieved as the "Godfather of Soul." A whole new generation is discovering James Brown today through his music and his pivotal presence in American political affairs in the 1960s. DVD & music collectors and fans of the late James Brown will be treated to a whole new electrifying experience when I Got The Feelin': James Brown In The '60s 3-DVD box set arrives on August 5, 2008, exclusively from Shout! Factory.
I Got The Feelin': James Brown In The '60s features the director's cut of The Night James Brown Saved Boston and the full-length concert performances James Brown Live at The Boston Garden from April 1968 and Man to Man - James Brown Live at The Apollo Theater 1968. This definitive 3-DVD collector's box set is brimming with a special deluxe booklet and extensive bonus content such as James Brown's legendary performance of "Out of Sight" from The T.A.M.I. Show, interviews with James Brown's band members, friends and colleagues, additional audio from the radio simulcast of his Boston Garden Live performance 1968, rare performance footage culled from the archives and much more! A fitting tribute to the man and the times, this DVD collection pays homage not only to James Brown's enormous contribution to American music, but also reveals his often overlooked impact on American race relations.
Disc One: The Night James Brown Saved Boston (Director's Cut)
A film by award-wining filmmaker David Leaf and executive produced by Shout! Factory CEO Richard Foos, David Leaf Production and VH1, The Night James Brown Saved Boston focuses on one of the most historic moments in Boston and America's musical social and political history. The night Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, rioting began to tear at the fabric of America's cities. Everybody wondered if there was anyone who could stop the violence, who could bring peace to the streets? The truth is, there was only one man - James Brown. So, on April 5, 1968, the night after Dr. King was shot and killed, James Brown took the stage for a previously scheduled show at the Boston Garden for a concert that was televised live on Boston's public station WGBH, televised for just one reason---to keep the citizens of Boston off the streets, to try and stop a riot from starting. James Brown, a great artist at his peak, was thus thrust on to the center stage, facing the crucible moment of his career. He wasn't known at that time as an activist, but that night, he rose to the occasion and kept Boston spell-bound with a musical tour-de-force, a performance that is considered so legendary that forty years later, Bostonians still regard it as the greatest concert the city every hosted.
Through the actual performance footage and the personal reminiscence of James Brown's band members, the recollections of James' friends like activist Al Sharpton and personal manager Charles Bobbitt, Boston citizens, those who attended the concert, politicians (like former Boston Mayor Kevin White) and Newsweek's David Gates, The Night James Brown Saved Boston tells the compelling story of an artist at the absolute peak of his powers using his artistry for the greater good.
This film, which premiered at SXSW 2008 and broadcasting on VH1 on April 5, is an amazing look back at one heroic moment in James Brown's life as a performer, a public figure and a man.
The Night James Brown Saved Boston Bonus Content:
Additional interview footage with Rev. Al Sharpton & Dr. Cornel West; Anecdotes with Charles Bobbitt who worked with James for 40 years
Disc Two: James Brown Live At The Boston Garden
With cities around America reeling from sorrow, shock and anger, this is the actual April 5, 1968 concert James Brown gave at the Boston Garden as it was filmed and broadcast that fateful night. Boston PBS station WGBH agreed to televise the performance in an effort to keep the streets of Boston from erupting into violence.
Additional audio from radio simulcast & Additional interview footage with WGBH's Director and Producer of the concert.
Disc Three: James Brown Live In The '60s - The T.A.M.I. Show, 1964 & Man To Man
The T.A.M.I. Show: James Brown's 1964 performance of "Out Of Sight" James Brown Live at the Apollo Theater 1968 - This was one of a series of concerts James Brown performed at the Apollo in Harlem in March 1968. This performance was taped in color and broadcast on television as "Man To Man."
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