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James Brown

Out Of Sight

Funk
  • Funk
  • Soul
  • Space
  • Blues
  • Pop
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1964
  • 1964
  • 2012
  • 1967
  • 1931
  • 1965

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For the 1999 song see Guitars (Mike Oldfield album). “Out of Sight” is an Rhythm and blues song recorded by James Brown in 1964. A twelve-bar blues written by Brown under the pseudonym “Ted Wright”, the stuttering, staccato dance rhythms and blasting horn section riffs of its instrumental arrangement were an important evolutionary step in the development of funk music. In his book James Brown: The Godfather of Soul Brown wrote that
“Out of Sight” was another beginning, musically and professionally. My music - and most music - changed with “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, but it really started on “Out of Sight” ... You can hear the band and me start to move in a whole other direction rhythmically. The horns, the guitars, the vocals, everything was starting... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ You know you're out of sight ... You got a shapely _gure, mama ... The way you kiss me, too

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