The Legendary Curtis Knight In The 1960’s Harlem Music Scene (Updated)

Curtis Knight, May 9, 1929 – November 29, 1999, born Mont Curtis McNear, was an American musician who is known for his music, his band and his legendary partnership with Jimi Hendrix. Continue Reading →

James Brown’s ‘Papa Don’t Take No Mess,’ 1974, (RLive/Update)

james brown papaHere’s soul brotha number one James Brown‘s hit “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” recorded live on Soul Train in 1974. The song is from “The Payback,” album originally recorded for a rejected soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Hell Up In Harlem. Continue Reading →


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