Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hardest Workin Man in Showbiz

Should you find yourself in or near Augusta, Georgia on your way to the beach, stop in and find the James Brown statue downtown on Broad Street between 8th and 9th, you'll be glad you did.  First thing you notice is that it's not standing on a plinth, James life sized is a man of the street.  Next, is his grin.  Bandmates say they couldn't get the grin off him for days after the artist took reference photos.

For much of his life James was banned from Augusta.  He won his early release from a youthful robbery conviction on the promise of never returning to his home town.  Try as he might he couldn't stay away from home for long. Eventually, Augusta welcomed him home.


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