I Got the Feelin': James Brown in the '60s

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August 29, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Was there ever a live performer more elementally exhilarating than James Brown in 1968? Not judging by I Got the Feelin’: James Brown in the ’60s, two discs of sweat-soaked, shrieking concert footage. A third — containing a 2008 doc — tackles his role in the civil rights movement; talking heads like Al Sharpton and Cornel West explore the complex topic with subtlety. But the late Godfather of Soul overshadows all commentary. A-

I Got the Feelin': James Brown in the '60s

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I Got the Feelin': James Brown in the '60s

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