The song today is “Get Up Offa That Thang” by musical icon James Brown. This is by far one of my favorite feel-good songs.

“James Brown was born James Joseph Brown, Jr. in 1933 of Barnell, South Carolina. an Americansingersongwritermusician, and recording artist. Eventually referred to as “The Godfather of Soul“, Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up.[4][5] He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called “The Hardest-Working Man in Show Business[6] and “Mr. Dynamite“. He was also noted as the lead singer of the famed Rhythm & Blues vocal group, The Famous Flames.”—Wiki

Get Up Offa That Thing“, sometimes subtitled “(Release the Pressure)“, is a song performed by James Brown. It was released  in 1976.  “Release the Pressure” is actually a continuation of the same song.  It was one of Brown’s biggest hits in the second half of the 1970s, reaching #4 on the R&B chart, and became a staple of his later live performances.

The song’s lyrics urge the listener to “Get up offa that thing / and dance ’til you feel better.” Brown’s declamatory vocals include a dismissive passing reference to Barry White (“Barry who?” responds one of the band members). Brown’s vocal also makes reference to the Ohio Players, possibly because the song sounds similar to recordings made in the mid-1970s by that band.

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