Its been just over a month since The Godfather of Soul passed away (although he still hasn’t been buried), and the tributes continue to flood in. Here are four of the best mixes, radio shows, and Brown classics I’ve come across as music makers and fans all over the globe pay their debt.

(Picture from Brown’s BBC Electric Proms performance in November (see MLD’s Top 11 gigs) – taken by the tigerduck)

The Godfather leaves the stageIn 1984 Double D & Steinski made the legendary “Lesson 2 (The James Brown mix)” so its fitting that Steinski should pay tribute to the mans passing. Guesting on “Beats In Space” he focuses on Brown’s finest live performances, along with a few mixes to round things off.

Beats In Space – “Steinski tribute to James BrownPart 1 (MP3) / Part 2 (MP3)
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Over on Coldcut’s Solid Steel radio show, DK & Strictly Kev produce one of the best tributes yet. Strictly Kev stays true to Coldcut’s Kleptomatic tendencies and throws in everything from Derek & Clive, Franklyn Ajaye, and a pair of reggae-fied Hot Pants. DK meanwhile explores the Godfathers influence on Hip Hop. Both parts 100% Essential.

Solid Steel – “Respect To James BrownPart 1 DK (MP3) / Part 2 Strictly Kev (MP3)

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If you want Hip-Hop and JB, the Stones Throw podcast is the place to be. They offer up a 3 part mix by Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc and Egon. Songs by, sampled from, and inspired by the Godfather of Soul.

Stones Throw – Tribute To James Brown” (MP3)

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Diplo also dedicated his Mad Descent Worldwide Radio show to the great man:

James Brown died on Christmas, and I couldn’t do any more podcasts til we did it about him… cause james brown gave birth to this podcast and he gave birth to everything in modern music – nothing is the same after he was here and now he’s gone and I feel bad for people in heaven that have to rewind through his life cause it must be pretty damn nuts. This mix of JB songs and production credits is under 30 minutes and I thought I was listenin to it for 3 days before it ended“.

Mad Descent Radio show – “The Land Of Milk & Honey with James Brown(Listen here – I cant work out how to get the MP3 🙁 )

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More JB MP3’s, Pics, and video on my previous James Brown post(see No.2).

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