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It’s almost Christmas… RIP James Brown

It’s almost that time of year again. Christmas day will mark eight years since the passing of James Brown, ‘The Godfather of Soul‘. Come pay your respect, and shake your money maker on Christmas night. Get up, get into it and get involved at the John Curtin Hotel in Carlton. Northside DJs will be joined by Karate Boogaloo and surprise special guests for the No. 1 James Brown party in Melbourne. Entry is free. Get down.


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When Nicky met The Godfather




last weekend was the RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP. Thanks to all who came down it was an awesome day again with Reclink making heaps of money to help fund their programs for the upcoming year. The footy was fun, but the true victory on the day was the unearthing of the photo (seen at the top!) of Nicky “Elvis” Winmar and James Brown. This came from Paul Stewart (singer from the Painters and Dockers) who was working as a journalist at the time and helped persuade James to meet up with Nicky. After telling James about the stand Nicky took at Victoria Park in 1993 against racism he was more than happy to meet with him.

Nicky Winmar and James brownchris-gillhere’s a pic from the Community Cup on Sunday. Footy IS A FORM OF DANCE. funky dance…….


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Just Announced – James Brown Xmas at Espy

We’re back again this Christmas to pay respect to the Godfather of Soul. December 25th marks the 6th anniversary of James Brown’s passing, and we’ll  be doing it in fine style at the Espy. Bigger and better than last year – with the addition of James Brown-inspired funkateers, KARATE BOOGALOO (Members of The Cactus Channel). Plus, get on the goodfoot with all your favourite funky DJs – Chris Gill, DJ Manchild, Zack Rampage, Johnny Crates and friends.


Nothing but JB all night long – that means Bobby Byrd, Hank Ballard, Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, The JBs, Fred Wesley, The Devils,  Myra Barnes,  Sisters of Righteousness, Bill Doggett, Sweet Charles, Lee Austin, The Believers, Maceo Parker, Shirley Jean & The Relations, The Sons of Funk, The Dapps, The Last Word, The Insiders and so much more. It’s a Mother!

Let’s unite the whole world at Christmas  – THE ESPY, DECEMBER 25 From 8pm
Karate Boogalaoo |  The Espy

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It’s official! The JB Xmas Party is on!

Let’s Unite The Whole World At Christmas!

December 25, the day previously known as Christmas will now be known as James Brown Day. This year marks 5 years since the passing of “The Godfather of Soul,” “Mr. Dynamite,” “Soul Brother Number One”, “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business”, “The Minister for New New Super Heavy Funk” aka. “The Originator”, “The Hitman”,  James Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006). To celebrate the occasion and pay our funky respect Northside is teaming with the Espy to bring you “A Night To Remember James Brown”.

We’ve pulled together a dedicated team of JB disciples for the event, collectively known as the JBDJs, including Ransom, Koolism’s Danielsan, PBS’s Manchild and Zack Rampage, plus some other mothers… Look forward to a long night of James Brown hits, James Brown Productions (The JBs, Bobby Byrd, Bill Doggett, Hank Ballard, Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson/Myra Barnes, The Devils, The Insiders, The Flames, The Sisters of Righteous and more) + a special set of James Brown in Hip Hop with DJ Ransom…. presenting the likes of Eric B & Rakim, EPMD, Lord Finesee, Gang Starr, Stetsasonic, Public Enemy, Kool G Rap, Kid Capri, NWA, Brand Nubian, LL Cool J, KRS One… shall I go on?). It’s gonna be epic!

Unfortunately no band due to previous engagements.  Keep your eyes on the Espy Website for the details as they come to hand.

This December 25 you can eat yourself silly all day and dance your fat-arse off all night… bring your relations, or just get down with Shirley Jean & the Relations…. either way, it promises to be a night of the hardest, toughest, rawest and most scintillating soul & funk ever witnessed South of the Yarra. Get on the good foot, get up – get into it – get involved, give it up or turn it loose…. like a mother …. Believers shall enjoy (and Non-Believers shall suffer). One night only…. “HUH – GOOD GOD”


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