Psychedelic Lunch

Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch”series, Holiday Edition where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore music and musicians from the 60’s to today. Enjoy the trip!

James Brown, (born May 3, 1933, Barnwell, South Carolina, U.S.—died December 25, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia), American singer, songwriter, arranger, and dancer, who was one of the most important and influential entertainers in 20th-century popular music and whose remarkable achievements earned him the sobriquet“the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business.”

“Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto” by James Brown. Brown wasn’t fibbing when he called his holiday collection Funky Christmas. But even with its silky groove and horn stabs, he brings a serious social awareness in this standout track’s lyrics that make it more than another winter hum-along.

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