yep Rockman; started listening to the live JB & Flames Apollo stuff circa '62, right around that time and STILL DO.
a thousand other 'acts' have slipped out of my desire to listen in almost 60 years.
plus TAMI and that legendary show. and the act that followed him in Santa Monica Civic that night,
a venue I now am pretty familiar with over the years, well, they were magnificent too.
imo his Federal label stuff is key; even before that string of massive, massive hits.
James, RIP, is at the Top of a heap he created and will always be there imo.
I think MJ and EVERYONE in his wake in the r&b field are but students of his.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-29 17:08 by hopkins.