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The Big Screen: Talking James Brown With A Man Who Knew Him Well
by Stephen Becker 6 Aug 2014

The movie Get On Up looks at the life and times of James Brown. So this week, we figured: Who better to talk all things James Brown with than Angus Wynne.

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BigScreen_logoSMALLThe movie Get On Up looks at the life and times of James Brown. So this week, we figured: Who better to talk all things James Brown with than Angus Wynne.

Wynne is a Dallas music promoter who booked Brown at local clubs and eventually became his friend. He says the Godfather of Soul was “unfailingly polite” and “didn’t put on airs of any kind.”

To that end, Wynne referred to him as Mr. Brown. But later on…

“He said, ‘Hey, forget all that stuff. Just call me James.'”

If you do nothing else today, be sure to listen to the last minute or so of this week’s episode, when Wynne recounts the time that “James” called him up on stage during a show.

Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen on iTunes. Stream this week’s episode below or download it.


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