The Grammy Museum, the site of many cool appearance that I have talked about in the past, has just opened a notable new exhibit, “Say It Loud: The Genius of James Brown,” which take a look at the “Godfather of Soul.” This compact exhibit comes packed with interesting items. Well-placed by the “Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom” wall exhibit on the museum’s fourth floor, the James Brown exhibit spotlights the musician’s influential role in the musical world as well as American history.
Visitors can check out a nice selection of Brown personal items like handwritten lyrics, posters, tickets and other memorabilia as well as some of his colorful attire. But take the time to listen to video documentary footage to recall how Brown help to get the calm in Boston after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination or watch his performance on the landmark T.A.M.I Show with director Steve Binder’s commentary. One particularly fun part of the exhibit is the lighted dance floor where you can learn to dance like James Brown. Well, no one can dance just like James Brown, but you might be able to learn some moves and work up a cold sweat.
The exhibit will be up through Jan. 22 at the Grammy Museum, which next month opens a George Harrison exhibit.
The Grammy Museum is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles’ L.A. Live district. For more information, visit http://www.grammymuseum.org.