Get On Up! is one of the best movies of the year! And who ISN’T a fan of James Brown’s music? We never realized what a dreadful childhood Brown endured – he was thrust into adulthood with no education and limited knowledge of ethics. Yet he went on to become of the greatest all time entertainers. Chadwick Boseman captures Brown perfectly and played him from the ages of 17 to 63. His hairstyles and wardrobe are perfection. We were lucky to meet James Brown backstage after a performance during the 60’s in the south side of Chicago. (During the show we caught the turquoise rhinestone cufflink he threw to the audience. And we still have it. ) Backstage, James’ southern accent was difficult to understand, but he was friendly and showed us his wardrobe and his beauty secrets, including pink foam hair rollers. He always wore Cuban heel boots and high hair because he was short. Boseman didn’t need the heels because he’s 6 feet tall. This is a fascinating story of Brown’s contradictory behavior and many political and cultural issues of the era are covered. And it’s hard to resist dancing in the aisles!


Posted by Janet on July 31, 2014

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  1. By Palermo
    On July 31, 2014 at

    I do want to see this. I grew up in Detroit so I love R and B, funk, you name it.

  2. By Cal Culver
    On July 31, 2014 at

    I want to see it too Palermo. Love his music.

  3. By mister baja
    On July 31, 2014 at

    so james brown is still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. By namers
    On July 31, 2014 at

    I learned to dance with Mr. Brown!

  5. By Leo
    On August 1, 2014 at

    The last movie that I saw was Jersey Boys on yesterday. I am looking forward to the musical talents of unknown young performers taking the lead in portraying some of the most gifted stars of our generation. Instead of the “imitation” music that is so popular today, it is an absolute pleasure to know that the motion picture industry is willing to make movies about singers who made music when “music was music!!”
    The music alone for Jersey Boys was worth the price of admission!!

  6. By nancy
    On August 2, 2014 at

    So he didn’t beat you up?

  7. By nancy
    On August 2, 2014 at

    So he didn’t beat you up?


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