Amoureux du Funk, de la Soul et du Godfather James Brown, quelques infos sur ce titre “People get up and drive your funky soul”, écrit par le Tromboniste Fred Wesley, J.B himself & St Clair Pickney, Charles Bobbit, extrait de la B.O du film Slaughter’s Big Rip Off sorti en 1973, disponible également sur la compilation de 1988 Motherlode. Un classique de la Blaxploitation, suite du film Slaughter qui raconte la vengeance dudit Slaughter envers des mafieux qui ont tué ses parents… Une série Z pour nostalgiques, le plus important, en définitive, étant la B.O et ses morceaux percutants à souhait : “Slaughter’s Theme Song”, “Tryin’ to Get Over”, “Transmorgrapfication”, “Happy for the Poor”, “Brother Rapp”, “Big Strong”, “Really, Really, Really”, “Sexy, Sexy, Sexy”, “To My Brother”, “How Long Can I Keep Up”, “People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul”, “King Slaughter”, “Straight Ahead”…

Vocals – James Brown
Alto saxophone, tenor saxophone – Maceo Parker
Bass – Fred Thomas
Drums – John Morgan
Guitar – Jimmy Nolen
Percussion – Johnny Griggs
Tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone – St. Clair Pinckney
Trombone – Fred Wesley

C’est parti pour 9 minutes de bonheur :

JAMES BROWN – PEOPLE GET UP AND DRIVE YOUR FUNKY SOUL

I said they’re drivin’ that funky soul
In Georgia, drivin’ that funky soul, drivin’ that funky soul
And you cross your tongue in Baltimore
Philadelphia, ha!
Join Chicago, St. Louis, Houston
I said Dallas, wow!
Cape Cove, the next-door neighbor
They’re drivin’ that funky soul
Raise up, get yourself together
And drive your funky soul
Raise up, get yourself together
And drive that funky soul
And I believe, they’re drivin’ their self
With that funky soul in Houston, Texas
They’re gettin’ their self together with the funky soul
In Mobile, Alabama, they gettin’ that funky soul
Raise up, get yourself together
And drive that funky soul
Los Angeles, raise up, get yourself together
And drive that funky soul
Birmingham, raise up get yourself together
And drive that funky soul
On the Island Mama
Get yourself together, drive that funky soul
Raise up, get yourself together
And drive that funky soul
I’m goin’ to get it
I’m goin’ to get it
Gotta’ get some money
And drive that funky soul.
Gotta’ get some money
Gotta’ get some money
I need a lil’ bit a money
Oh, yeah, I need a lil’ bit a money
Fred, I need a one million
Two million, three million
Brotha!
(Yeah)
So what about it?
Will one million be enough?
(Better get two)
Well since my man got three
Well man you better get three
You understand, can I use the three?
Take ’em on home Fred
Take ’em!
Get up get yourself together
And drive that funky soul
Woo!
That is
That is
That is, what is that?
Get up, raise up, raise up, raise up
Woo!
Raise up, raise up, raise
Raise on up, get yourself together
Drive that funky soul
Raise up, get yourself together
And drive that funky soul
You don’t miss nothin’ you never had
But you miss so much you wish you could get, ha!
I guess you can out that together
It takes a man to find a woman
And takes a woman to find what a man used to be
Get up, get on up
Get yourself together
Drive that funky soul
Everybody knows somebody
Who can drive that funky soul?
Everybody knows somebody
Who can drive that funky soul?
Get up, get yourself together
And drive your funky soul
Raise up, get yourself together
And drive that funky soul
Raise up, get yourself together
And drive that funky soul
Raise up, since we had it groovin’
You know