bret s asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

What Kind Of Dances Did James Brown Like To Do?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Feverish dances. You can see him in action here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSpAp0A0BpM

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    Here's what Wikipedia has to say:

    Brown's performances were famous for their intensity and length. His own stated goal was to "give people more than what they came for — make them tired, 'cause that's what they came for." Brown's concert repertoire consisted mostly of his own hits and recent songs, with a few R&B covers mixed in. Brown danced vigorously as he sang, working popular dance steps, such as the Mashed Potato, into his routine along with dramatic leaps, splits and slides. In addition, his horn players and backup singers typically choreographed dance routines, and later incarnations of the Revue included backup dancers. Male performers in the Revue were required to wear tuxedoes and cummerbunds long after more casual concert wear became the norm among the younger musical acts. Brown's own extravagant outfits and his elaborate processed hairdo completed the visual impression.

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