Here is your eighth Listening Assignment. This week we're looking at The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, Mr. Please, Please, Soul Brother Number 1, The Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite: JAMES BROWN!! James Brown was one of the pioneers of Soul music and the inventor of Funk. This week we will be listening to one of the first Funk songs: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag by James Brown. Let's get FUNKY!!
Click Here To Listen To Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Please listen to the track and answer the following questions. You can answer these questions by posting in the comments section of the post, by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing them down and giving me your responses in class.
1. Name the artist and the song name.
2. List the instruments you hear.
3. Is it a solo, duet, small group or large group?
4. What does this song remind you of? (Sights, sounds, smells, etc.)
5a) Do you like this song?
5b) Please give a musical reason why or why not?