July 20th 2005
OK, so I'm starting to really figure out the basic differences besides the obvious funk, white and black, urban and Texas, etc between James Brown and Doug Sahm, my two favorite musicians of all time, most likely.
First and foremost, Doug Sahm is an alchemist of all musical styles of Texas music, which includes urban funk (not necessarily from Texas included). James Brown, for better or worse, is like an uncut commodity- an element on the musical Periodic Table- Like gold, arsenic, or mercury. there is no Doug Sahm in James Brown, but there is James Brown in Doug Sahm. James Brown is probably the most male man in the world, by the way