Goodbye, Godfather of Soul. Hey! Is that you? WE KNEW YOU WON'T GO FAR!
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Brown was admitted to the Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on December 24, 2006 after a dentist visit where he was found to have severe pneumonia. Brown died the next day on December 25, 2006, Christmas Day, at around 1:45 a.m. (06:45 UTC) aged 73.  The cause of death was heart failure, according to his agent.  James was quoted saying "I'm going away tonight" sometime before he passed away. He then took three long, quiet breaths, and closed his eyes. Brown's body rested on the stage of legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, the site of his debut. A private ceremony was held in Brown's hometown of Augusta, Georgia and another public ceremony was officiated by Rev. Al Sharpton, a day later at the James Brown Arena there.
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Rev. Al Sharpton, ~Michael Jackson~, Rev. Jesse Jackson
~MICHAEL JACKSON'S SPEECH 12.30.06 James Brown Arena, Augusta, Georgia USA
What I'm gonna say is brief and to the point
James Brown is my greatest inspiration
Ever sinceI was a small child
No more than 6 years old
My mother would wake me no matter what time... if I was sleeping... no matter whatI was doing... to go watch the master at work
And when I saw him move I was mesmerized
I never saw a preformer move like James Brown and right at that moment I knew
that is what I was going to do for the rest of my life.
Because of James Brown
Michael: I love u
James Brown.. I will miss you and I love you so much and thank you for everything
God bless u
And I love u
COURTESY: ~MJJD~ / ~MJIB~
Michael Jackson entered the funeral to a thunderous applause as James Brown's band, The Soul Generals and Bittersweet performed Mr. Brown's hits to a crowd of 9,000.
In his third costume change in three days, The "Godfather of Soul," was dressed in a black suit and gloves with a ruby red shirt. Jewels sparkled on his lapels and at the tips of his shoes. His body laid in an open-topped 24 Karat gold coffin in front of the stage.
In a rousing eulogy/tribute to James Brown, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton spoke of his last conversation with James, which included a discussion about Michael Jackson.
"James said to me ... 'I love Michael.' He said, 'Tell him do not worry about coming home. They always scandalize those that have the talent. But tell him we need to clean up the music and I want Michael and all of them that imitated me to come back and lift the music back."'
"I do not care what the media says tonight, James Brown wanted Michael Jackson with him here today," Sharpton said in a booming voice. Sharpton then invited Michael Jackson onstage where Michael gave a brief speech.
"James Brown is my greatest inspiration." Jackson said, telling the crowd how his mother would wake him up at night so he could watch Brown on television.
"Ever since I was a small child, no more than 6 years old, my mother would wake me no matter what time, even if I were sleeping, no matter what I was doing, to go watch the master at work." Jackson said. "And when I saw him move I was mesmerized!"
"I've never seen a performer perform like James Brown and I knew right then and there that, that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life," he said.
Throughout the ceremony, Michael comforted James Brown's family, friends, and loved ones and they comforted him as well.
He had 119 hits including "Please, Please, Please," "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," "It's a Man's World," "Living in America," and Brown became a living embodiment of black pride with "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)."
Dr. James Brown (Who received his doctorate during the funeral) performed more than 100 live shows this year and he was due to perform on New Year's Eve in New York's Times Square.
We at MJJForum.com sends our heartfelt condolences, love, and support to The Brown Family. Rest In Peace, Godfather Of Soul!
Source: Reuters /MJJForum.com
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The passing of Mr. James Brown affects me in very deep and profoundly moving ways. I have been reliving my own painful memories of my own father passing 17 years ago, also from pneumonia . Dad had terminal cancer and when the pneumonia settled in, the cancer and Dad's allergy to penicillin was just too much. I was there with him until he died.. From the moment Dad passed, his spirit soared over us and followed my Mother and I home!
All my childhood, I was listening to Afro- Root Music ..-James Brown!!, Motown, Calypso and everytime" little Michael "came on the stage on the Ed Sullivan show--Dad would pull me out of my room, from wherever I was in the house, from whatever I was doing, to see little Michael "sing &dance!! Dad would be practically dancing himself in his armchair, exclaiming, "He's the same age as you, Linda. Just look at "little Michael "dance!"
and there is more...
My Dad was the Best ~MJ~ Fan I ever knew If he had still been alive, you better believe he would have been down there, standing at the courthouse gate shouting out, "MICHAEL IS INNOCENT!"
Now you see where we are all coming from over here at ~MJIB~!
You are free now--reclaim the airwaves, James. ..continue to be our Inspiration!!