Yet it would be another two years before the musician started living up to his initial promise as regards the Billboard chart. Get Up Offa That Thing was released 20 years after his debut single and it combines disco and funk into one glorious, explosive whole. Even as a fan, one has to admit that the Reality LP is pretty much a collection of worthless tracks — with one notable exception. This is possibly because you are running an ad blocker or another browser extension that is preventing ads from showing, or are using browser privacy settings that do not allow ads to show. The song started life as an onstage improvised vamp that eventually solidified into Give It Up or Turnit a Loose.
The simple message of this track is more radical, incisive and germane in relation to the civil rights movement of the late 60s than the entire lyrical output of Bob Dylan.
James Brown – 10 of the best
As he said at the time: I'm a Player by Kool Moe Dee It remains dancefloor catnip to this day. The lyrics, such as they are, mainly serve as instructions to the musicians, Stubblefield being prime among them: Every subscription supports the running of our service. In fact, it was Pickett that Brown had in his sights when he said: