It’s been exactly a year since James Brown boogalooed up to the great Apollo Theater in the sky — on Christmas, no less. But thanks to the (we’re beginning to think divine) intervention of YouTube, you can conjure him up on your computer to do what Mr. Dynamite still does better than anybody else: show you how to shake your moneymaker.
In a tape that we’re guessing was shot in the ’70s, an unusually didactic Godfather of Soul runs through his favorite dance moves so you can follow along at home. (But if you do? Please, please, please don’t record yourself and then upload the video to the Web.)
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