Fats Gonder

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Because I can’t find it anywhere else on the internetweb, here is the opening text from Fats Gonder’s introduction for James Brown (Live at the Apollo in ’62).

“So now ladies and gentlemen it’s star time, are you ready for star time?!

Thank you and thank you very kindly, it is indeed a great pleasure to present to you at this particular time national and internationally known as the hardest working man in showbusinesses, here to sing I Go Crazy!… Try Me!… You’ve Got The Power!… Think!… If You Want Me!… I Don’t Mind!… Bewildered!… million dollar seller Lost Someone!… the very latest release Night Train! Let’s everybody shout and shimmy! Mr. Dynamite, the amazing Mr. Please Please himself… the star of the show, James Brown and the Famous Flames!!”

All in the name of public service.