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Get On Up - A James Brown Celebration
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Nov 18 2016
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Popularly known as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” the late James Brown will soon be honored with a tribute show by the name “Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration.” James Brown expert Christian McBride will be taking over and presenting the tribute to the Grammy Award winner. Accompanying McBride will be some of James Brown's former band members including Fred Wesley, Clyde Stubblefield, Mousey Thompson, Pee Wee Ellis, Danny Ray and Jab'o Starkes amongst others. The celebration will take place at Hollywood Bowl this fall. The venue has a seating capacity to accommodate a little over seventeen thousand music enthusiasts. Make sure you purchase Get On Up tickets while they last. Bring your friends and family along to share the experience.
With a career spanning six decades, James presented his fans with seventy one studio albums, one hundred forty four singles, forty nine compilation albums, fourteen live albums and much more. Given his tremendous contributions, he was rightly referred to as the Godfather of Soul. Four of his albums “Live at the Apollo,” “In the Jungle Groove,” “Star Time” and “20 All-Time Greatest Hits!” made it to the “500 Greatest Albums Of All Time” list by Rolling Stone Magazine. Famous for his road show and single tracks, the songs Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine, I Got You, It's a Man's Man's Man's World, Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud and Please, Please, Please made it to the “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time” list by Rolling Stone Magazine.
James was not only famous because of his musical compositions but he also profoundly engaged in the development of numerous distinct musical genres. Also known for his dynamic dancing, James used to fire up the stage by his electrifying performances and perked up the mood of concert goers. It was because of his hundreds of performances that he earned the title of being “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.”
Three-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride is an American jazz bassist. The artist learned his basic skills from his early mentors, Lee Smith- his father and Howard Cooper- his uncle. Known as a virtuoso, Christian ranks amongst the “most recorded musicians of his generation.” He has performed on more than three hundred recordings as a sideman. His work in collaboration with renowned artists such as Regina Belle, Chris Botti, Don Braden, Queen Latifah and Paul McCartney spawned popular compositions including Lazy Afternoon, To Love Again: The Duets, After Dark , Trav'lin' Light and Kisses On The Bottom, respectively. As a band leader Christian released amazing compositions such as Out Here, Kind of Brown, Vertical Vision, A Family Affair and Gettin' To It amongst others.
Other artists who will be performing at the show include Fred Wesley, Clyde Stubblefield, Alfred Ellis and John Starks. Fred Wesley worked with James Brown in the sixties and seventies. The American jazz artist is famously known for his skills as a funk trombonist. His popular compositions include Damn Right I Am Somebody, A Blow for Me, A Toot for You, Say Blow By Blow Backwards and Good King Bad.
The drummer, Clyde Stubblefield is popularly known for his work on Funky Drummer with James. The rhythm pattern he performed on James Brown's funk song ranks amongst the world's most appraised musical segments.
Saxophonist Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis is known for his skills as an arranger and a composer. He worked with the James Brown band in the sixties and performed for many of his recordings. His famous compositions include Beautiful Vision, The Philosopher's Stone, Time Is Running Out, Magnetic Feel and more.
John "Jabo" Starks is known as a blues drummer. He played for many of James hit songs such as The Payback, Sex Machine, Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing. The list of spectacular artists continues and includes other big names from the industry. Purchase Get On Up tickets to catch these artists pay tribute to the legendary James Brown.