Random Black History Moment: James Brown and Al Sharpton on Soul Train
“Time flies,” is one of those cliches that becomes truer as I age and quite admittedly become my mother. Case in point: she and I went to see the film Soul Power and realized that we have many common musical interests, and since we’re both finally adults we’re able to discuss political issues with similar perspectives. Still, there’s nothing that can replace having been alive, say, in 1974, years before I was even a twinkle in her or my father’s eye. That irreplaceable knowledge is what makes YouTube so great, because clips like this one, showing a nineteen year old Al Sharpton presenting a “Black Record” plaque to a rather frisky and political James Brown, make me feel like I was kind of there. Check out Al looking like a little chubby chocolate cupcake – he’s been in the game for a minute, and that is worth respecting!