Something Wonderful: James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti - It's a man's world...

The God-Father of Soul.

Posted by Fat Man at December 16, 2013 9:26 PM

That was beautiful. I love the way James Brown sang the train; there's a skill in painting a picture with song that few musicians master. Maybe it's only done right by people who've been singing as long as he had, I don't know, but it was a little moment of transcendence. Thanks.

Posted by Julie at December 17, 2013 5:27 AM

Magnifico! Fantastic lyrics. So good they should be banned!

Posted by Jewel at December 17, 2013 8:53 AM

Gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful.

Posted by random coolzip at December 17, 2013 12:41 PM

I was showing a young girl how to sort vinyl albums in a vintage record shop. Among all the pop groups and singers of the 70s, we came across two albums of Luciano Pavarotti singing Christmas carols. "Those are classical," I said immediately. "They go at the back." "Now, how did you know that they were classical?" she asked. I was stunned. Like Chesterton said, sometimes a thing can be so enormously clear, it leaves you incapable of describing it. "It's... Pavarotti," I stammered. "You know... famous opera singer?" She'd never heard of him. I felt as one would feel if someone said, "Elvis Presley? Now, how do you know that that is classified under rock 'n roll?"

Posted by Dr. Mabuse at December 17, 2013 1:37 PM