EarsOpen: James Brown on Letterman, 1982

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Series: EarsOpen

Back in 1982, James Brown appeared on Late Night with David Letterman – and proceeded to completely take over the show.

There’s little question that James Brown was a complicated and difficult man to put it mildly. But, let’s be honest: if we were wealthy, famous, and almost supernaturally talented, we might be a little tough to deal with too.

Regardless of all that, here’s a man who’s been performing for almost 30 years by this point. He’s completely connected with the band and the audience and knows exactly where he’s going.

And those moves!