I was digging for records recently and came across a spectacularly clean promotional copy of James Brown's "Escape-ism" on 45. I already had a copy of the record, but what made the purchase irresistible was the stock letter to the radio programmer that had been slipped inside the sleeve encouraging him to play THIS mix, as the previously shipped batch of singles just wasn't quite up to JB's specification. When Soul Brother #1 tells you to do something, you better do it!
...I couldn't find a decent live performance of "Escape-ism", but here is an amazing Soul Train medley featuring "Get On The Good Foot", "Soul Power" and "Make It Funky" from 1973. James Brown is THE baddest man to do it.