Saturday, May 12, 2012

JAMES BROWN It's A Man's World (original 1964 version)

Mr. Joshua sang this song on Idol the other night, he did okay.  James is a tough act to follow, I think it takes a certain courage just to try. 

It got me thinking, as most things do.  1964 was the release year for the original, "It's a Man's Man's Man's Man's World," four man's. 

One of my favorite movies came out in 1963, "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World."  It's a frantic comedy, featuring a Who's Who of Hollywood comedians from every period.  So how much of a coincidence is the similarities of the titles?  No coincidence at all, I think, strictly cause and effect.  Odd movie to influence the title of such a serious song though. 

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