The is the actual April 5, 1968 concert James Brown gave at Boston Garden on the day following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. American cities were already on fire, and the mayor of Boston considered canceling the performance that evening. A deal was brokered for James Brown’s show to go on and to be shot by Boston public television station WGBH and broadcast live to the whole city.
James Brown gave the performance of his life.
This 2+ hour extended edition of the show is the most complete version of the broadcast ever released, restoring missing footage and several performances unseen for decades!
Concert includes speeches by James Brown*, Boston City Councilmember Tom Atkins** and Boston Mayor Kevin White.
If I Ruled The World – James Brown*
That's Life – James Brown
Kansas City – James Brown
Soul Man – Bobby Byrd*
You’ve Got To Change Your Mind – Bobby Byrd & James Brown*
I'm In Love – Bobby Byrd*
Mustang Sally – Bobby Byrd*
Medley: It's A Man's Man's Man's World / Lost Someone / Bewildered – James Brown
Tell Mama – Marva Whitney*
Check Yourself – Marva Whitney*
Chain of Fools – Marva Whitney*
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marva Whitney*
Maceo Parker comedy routine
Get It Together – James Brown
There Was A Time – James Brown
I Got The Feelin' – James Brown
Try Me – James Brown
Medley: Cold Sweat / Ride The Pony / Cold Sweat – James Brown
Maybe The Last Time – James Brown
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
Please, Please, Please – James Brown
I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) – James Brown
**Newly restored video