“If you quit me, I’ll go crazy / If you forget me, I’ll go crazy / ‘Cause I love you, love you / Oh, I love you too much / You’ve got to live for yourself / Yourself and nobody else / You’ve got to live for yourself / Yourself and nobody else…” – James Brown (I’ll Go Crazy: Composed by James Brown)

Soul Brother Number One! James Brown, born May 3, 1933.

James Brown @Freakoutville

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“A church house, gin house / School house, outhouse / On highway number nineteen / The people keep the city clean…” – Tina Turner: Nutbush City Limits (Though Ike composed the music, he didn’t list his name in the credits along with Tina, who wrote the lyrics.)

Anna Mae Bullock, better known as… Tina Turner

Tina Turner @Freakoutville

Sunday with the Preacher, sweet dreams Bobby Womack! “What this is, is Bobby’s first solo hit from 1966 and the first illustration of how good his heavy gritty rhythmic guitar playing really is. He had played on sessions with Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex, Sam Cooke and Wilson Pickett by this stage and was developing as a songwriter, eventually penning songs for Wilson Pickett, George Benson and Janice Joplin among others. Although this was his first solo introduction, he would have to wait until the early 70s to see real success.” – Pete Mitchell on RadioTimes

“I tried, I tried, I tried, I tried / in every way I could / to make you see how much I love you / Ooo, I thought you understood…” – Jr. Walker and the All Stars (featuring The Originals and The Andantes on background vocals): What Does It Take /by Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua & Vernon Bullock

Happy Birthday Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr., June 14, 1931

Junior Walker @Freakoutville