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There Was A Time: James Brown, The Chitlin’ Circuit, And Me: The First Days On The Bus

We are pleased to give you a glimpse into what life was like on the James Brown tourbus. In this excerpt from former manager Alan Leeds’ new book There Was A Time: James Brown, The Chitlin’ Circuit, And Me, we get a glimpse of those first few days for the new recruit in the James Brown camp.

Matata: Wanna Do My Thing: The Complete President Recordings (RPM Records)

Kenyan-based Matata was once hailed as “the best band from Africa,” and this two-disc collection highlights an excellent band that did indeed have great promise–and it also serves to show the dangers of compromising one’s art for commercial success.