Not for the faint of heart psychologists say, the funeral of Godfather of Soul James Brown is NOT the place you want to be if you're easily frightened or spooked or afraid to even watch Amityville Horror on Showtime. James Brown, living legend that he was could, as written in his last will and testament, get up out of the coffin at the graveside, ask Masio to "hit him two times", do a famous James Brown twirl then go back to sleep for all eternity.
James Brown fans around the world mourn not the passing of a living legend whom the Rolling Stones were afraid to even follow as an opening act but fans mourn the passing of a human WITH flaws yet a human with compassion who could indeed in his own small way unify a nation AND perform a pretty good rendition of "Hot Pants" (words and lyrics by James Brown) as well.
Although Brown in his will said that he would perform one final dance move at his funeral no one believes that will happen and if it does, watch the faint of heart scatter like roaches. For those that stay though, expect a sad yet joyous Happy Feet send-off of the man who even the grave can't keep down.
Brown, inspiration to Michael Jackson even planned to the detail his own possible ending to life, living not in fear of the inevitable but acknowledging it promising to entertain the fans he loved just one more time.
Masio (Masio Parker), Brown's lifelong companion and lead saxaphonist on most of Brown's hits acknowledged that James would indeed want to leave his fans smiling, laughing, not in sorrow but dancing and singing even it meant that he, Brown, at his funeral would have to "start the party" himself.