Friday, September 14, 2007

Bobby Byrd (1934-2007)

Bobby Byrd – James Brown’s longtime “hype man” and singing partner – died Wednesday in his Georgia home.

In Mr. Byrd’s honor, I’m streaming his 1971 single “Hot Pants – I’m Coming, Coming, I’m Coming.”

Made during the apogee of James Brown’s funky empire, this record is 2½ minutes of fire and smoke. And Bobby holds up his end with a down-home, gutty vocal. His voice will not be forgotten.


ItAintEazy said...

Now I can see why this track is one of the most heavily sampled in hip-hop. Thanx for the upload :^)

CJB said...

Whatchoo gonna play now?

Bobby...I don't know, but whatsonever I play, it's got to be funky.