It's really a shame about Chadwick Boseman....I'm bummed we won't get any more Boseman movies...I was looking forward to when the Marvel stuff would run its course, and he'd get some seriously meaty roles again.
I'll look up that movie - I was unaware of it until seeing it mentioned in the recent sad articles about Mr. Boseman's untimely passing. It seems there is a dearth of seriously meaty roles in feature-length films for some time now. And for black actors, there has always been a particular lack of opportunity along those lines. And music movies are more often busts than otherwise per my critical standards, such as they are. So I'm pumped to hear there's a good one I haven't seen.
James Brown was crowned the King of Soul early on. That has always seemed a bit of a marketing tag rather than a reality to me - he seems to me to have had his own unique thing that had jazz and blues and gospel all blended with a really big dollop of funk and field hollering. I think of pure-dee Soul as having more pop and rock elements. Love it all - we had all those great 45s from the 60s and wore them out.
With all his incredible vocalizing techniques of yells and screams and grunts and whines and crooning and all, he reminds me so much of a B-3 organ that goes from grinding, screaming overdrive to percussive thumps and swoops, to straight melodic walks, to whispery falsetto. And could dance, too - bet your B-3 can't do that!