James Brown – Living In America

The Godfather of Soul had a late-career hit in 1985, somehow managing to transcend his vocal delivery mannerisms that by this time were routinely sampled by various other artists. The upbeat spirit of the song would seem to counteract the typical popular music critiques of the American Dream. James Brown grunts and moans about the benefits of modern transportation that make seeing his country so easy, and how on such a journey one can discover themselves.


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