ATL Collective: James Brown's Funky Christmas
Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. 2016
From the venue:Georgia-born Godfather of Soul James Brown released three Christmas albums in his day. The classic, Santa-shaking LP James Brownâ€™s Funky Christmas is his greatest hits collection for the holidays. This show, put on by the ATL Collective, features a stocking-stuffed lineup curated by local funk mastermind Kevin Scott: Fred Wesley, Ruby Velle, pictured above, along with Duane Trucks, Col. Bruce Hampton, Marshall Ruffin, King Baby, Dashill Smith, and more are lined up to perform. Expect this crew to bring the holiday heat playing the Godfatherâ€™s wintertime hits and more, causing the audience to say please, please, please play one more.