James Brown has today’s almost forgotten track

If you’re like me, you may have discovered James Brown through the theatrically released TAMI Show…I’d heard of him, but radio stations, at least in Canada weren’t quite there yet…to say he stole the show is an understatement…the show was closed, at their own demand, by The Rolling Stones, who were hard pressed to create the same level of excitement as Soul Brother #1…Mick, witnessing James’ performance, got more active on stage that very night, but still couldn’t hold a candle to this show…


Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.

His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992,Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

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Published on March 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson


March 8, 2018 - 3:03 pm


Great Performer and a great performance! Very Athletic and Electric!

I wonder how many including Michael Jackson picked up much of their Stage Show from Brown?

I will You Tube some of his other performances over the next few days.


March 8, 2018 - 8:21 pm


I saw this show at one of the theaters on Granville Street when it was better known for the various movie houses than the wasteland of misfits and drunks it now attracts. The movie had enough quality acts to fill Ed Sullivan’s weekly shows for a year.

I was able to get a DVD copy from the PBS station in Washington State and enjoy putting it on the idiot box every once in a while. Brings back memories of a simpler time!

March 8, 2018 - 9:55 pm

Greg Simpson

I dug James in the 60s for sure, but really began to roll with his music in the 70s…the first band was first rate…the second band took it up, I think, to a whole other level. That gave me 20 years of James doing it right and on the one.

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