BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #90: James Brown Records "Papas Got A Brand New Bag"

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Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)
5457 Old Monroe Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211

When: February 1965

What: James Brown’s “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” is one of the first songs to epitomize the syncopated styling and wailing horn section his fans and future Hip-Hop generations would come to adore. Recorded in Charlotte, consider it the birth of funk.


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