82 years ago yesterday, James Brown was born in Barnwell, South Carolina. Here he is performing “Cold Sweat” on Soul Train in 1973. There really was no one like him anywhere.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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