Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
by James Brown
In a career lasting a half-century and with a performance catalog of 800 songs, it is hard to call one song James Brown’s calling card, but a case could be made for “Papa’s Got a Brand New Ba...
The musical innovations within “Papa’s got a Brand New Bag” are announced with the opening fanfare and continue to emerge as the song unfolds. The first major change occurs on the first beat....