Father's Day Tribute to James Brown: the Godfather of Soul

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Father's Day Tribute to James Brown: the Godfather of Soul

A Tribute to The Godfather of Soul ft Fred Thomas of The J.B.'s! | 6PM Doors, 7PM Showtime

By Cafe Wha?

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Starts on Sunday, June 18 · 7pm EDT


Cafe Wha? 115 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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On Sun, Jun 18 we are celebrating Fathers' Day with a special Tribute to The Godfather of Soul- James Brown! Don't miss this extra funky evening of James Brown hits and funk/soul classics alike ft Fred Thomas of The J.B.'s and his band made up of the world's baddest funk musicians.

James Brown’s bassist since 1971, Fred Thomas tears into a mix of JB hits, plus blues & soul classics as vocalist and bassist for his Fred Thomas Band.

Fred Thomas occupies a very special niche in the history R&B. As James Brown’s principal bassist since 1971, he participated in one the most prolific periods in the Godfather of Soul’s incredible career as a member of Brown’s band, the J.B.'s.

He can be heard on such hits as “Hot Pants,” “Papa Don’t Take No Mess,” “Make it Funky,” "Get on the Good Foot," "Doin' it to Death," and instrumentals like “Pass the Peas”, “Gimme Some More” and others.

He's on seminal albums like "Revolution of the Mind: Recorded Live at the Apollo, Vol. III," and can be seen in many film and tv performances, including "Live in Zaire" and all the Soul Train appearances.

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