We never need to be reminded of the late, great James Brown, The Godfather of Soul. There is a new bio-picture about to be released on his life, Universal Pictures’ “Get on Up,” which opens 8.1.14. We know that there will be renew interest in Brown, his life and music. We don’t know if there will any mention of Little Willie John, but, if not, there should be, not only because James Brown opened for him, but John was James Brown before James Brown was James Brown. If you don’t know Little Willie, who had a huge hit with the classic “Fever,” you should.
Take a listen to “Fever” and a short film called, “FEVER: Little Willie John’s Fast Life, Mysterious Death, & The Birth Of Soul.”