Hello Everyone:
I just saw “Get On Up” today and it’s  a not to be missed movie in a stunning character transformation and stellar performance by Chadwick Boseman as the legendaryJames Brown.  The audience clapped at the end of the movie.

Luciano Pavarotti & James Brown perform

 “It’s a Man’s World”

The following article is condensed from Abeng News Magazine.  (Video performance below]

It must have been the most unlikely duo of all time. Luciano Pavarotti, crowned “King of the High Cs”,  and the raspy funk-infused blues-chantings of the irrepressible “Godfather of Soul” James Brown.

Yet no other collaboration has so captured the aesthetic of perfection in incongruity as this electrifying duet performed with James Brown in Pavarotti’s hometown of Modena, Italy in the spring of 2002 in the video below. This is magic and an incredible fusion of synergies.

Both performers were nearing 70 years old when they hit the stage together and there is a dual message in addition to man being nothing without his woman, true greatness is not derived from merely achieving the accoutrements of fame and fortune, as in “living only for yourself”, but in making the gifts and talents available to others.

Luciano Pavarotti  & James Brown perform “It’s a Man’s World”

Modena, Italy_2002


Luciano Pavarotti’s home town Modena, Italy_2002

James Brown performed with Luciano Pavarotti in Pavarotti’s home Modena, Italy on May 28,2002 for a concert titled, “Pavarotti & Friends” benefiting victims of war. Brown died in 2006 and Pavarotti died 8 months later in 2007.  Both men were still performing or making plans to continue performing in their 70’s at the time of their passing..

​Luvciano Pavarotti & James Brown in rehearsal

Two Legends:

James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti, two legends give a great performance of Brown’s hit song “It’s a Man’s World.”   The beautiful performance is on another level that transcends disciplines, and is creative and heartfelt.

Check out in the video above how James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti look at each other with such a passion and great admiration for each other.James Brown’s voice pierces your soul, Pavarotti’s gives you chill bumps.

“This is a mans, mans, mans world                                                                                                                                                      But it would be nothing, nothing                                                                                                                                                  Without a woman or a girl.”

Great songs resonate and can be appreciated by many


NCM Blog

July 31, 2014
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Camille Mitchell

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