Thursday, September 13, 2007


I read today that Bobby Byrd passed away. As you can see by the album cover to the left, he was one of James Brown's musicians. I don't know much about his life - but then I don't need to. He is the other vocalist on "Licking Stick Licking Stick," "Sex Machine" "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" and probably a bunch of other songs. He was in James' early group, The Famous Flames, who created lots of timeless music.
Reading one of his obits, I learned that he had a pretty big hit single as a solo artist: "I Know You Got Soul," which Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest and Eric B. & Rakim all sampled. I gotta check that one out. Anyway, rest in peace, Mr. Byrd.

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