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Soul Rebels returning to BK w/ Pete Rock & Smoke DZA (watch a video from their last run)

The video is a tribute to James Brown and Nas -- it has The Soul Rebels covering James Brown's "The Boss" which they learned while touring with Nas, whose "Get Down" samples the song.

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Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s “Funky Drummer,” RIP

He was the man behind the "Funky Drummer" beat, one of the most-sampled breaks of all time.

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classic concert films ‘The T.A.M.I. Show’ & ‘Big T.N.T. Show’ now on Blu-ray; Ronnie Spector playing holiday shows

Ronnie also plays the "Baby It's Cold Outside: The Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund" benefit at Carnegie Hall with Bruce Springsteen, Sting and more.

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Sharon Jones playing James Brown tribute in NJ w/ Bettye LaVette & Lee Fields ++ “Home for the Holidays” shows

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are currently on their tour with Hall & Oates and Trombone shorty which wraps up later this month. The band have a couple fall dates coming up, including two just-announced "Home for the Holidays" shows...

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they've returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn't make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith...

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Elvis Costello & Weird Al join The Who, R.E.M., Aerosmith, James Brown, Tom Jones & others as Simpsons action figures

The ongoing Simpsons "Greatest Guest Stars" action figure line is adding Aerosmith, Tom Jones, Weird Al Yankovic, Elvis Costello, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin to the growing collection...

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Charles Bradley and Fela Kuti documentaries, James Brown film series & more music movies showing in NYC

There's never a shortage of cool movie screenings in NYC, but here's a roundup of some of the music (and cow) related screenings coming up in the near future...

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Charles Bradley doing “Black Velvet” James Brown tribute at Brooklyn Bowl; Soul Rebels doing three-night run there too

Charles Bradley at Firefly Music Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

As we've mentioned before, Charles Bradley, whose second album for Daptone is out in April, used to spend time as James Brown tribute act, Black Velvet...

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RIP James Brown collaborator Marva Whitney

Rolling Stone reports that Marva Whitney, a collaborator of James Brown, passed away on Saturday (12/22). A post on Marva's facebook page reads: "We're saddened to inform you that Soulsister #1 Marva Whitney passed away last night...

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music & commercials of Super Bowl XLVI (Darkness, Motley Crue, Megafaun, Art Brut, OK Go, Echo & the Bunnymen, Madonna & more)

Another Super Bowl, another year where the Cowboys didn't win, and another year of music-filled commercials. The Patriots entered the field to "Crazy Train" by English metal god Ozzy Osbourne (who is currently having a feud of his own with an old bandmate)...

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