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James Brown performs "Baby Baby Baby" from "I Got a Feelin'" at Apollo Theater with news footage. from James Brown: Baby Baby Baby

James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features James Brown singing "Baby Baby Baby" from "I Got the Feelin". The song was interspersed with film clips of performing at the Apollo Theater live in March 1968; Bobby Kennedy announcing his candidacy for president; President Lyndon Johnson declining the nomination for president for a second term; civil unrest and riots in response to the death of Dr. King; and civil rights marches.
James Brown: Man to Man was a concert film recorded live at the Apollo Theater. It was broadcast as an hour-long syndicated television special and is one of the first color recordings of James Brown.
Released as a single in 1968, "I Got a Feelin" reached #1 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop chart. The Jackson 5 auditioned for Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1968 with a filmed performance of "I Got the Feelin'" with Michael Jackson at age 10 closely mimicking James Brown's vocal style and dance moves.

Video transcript:

James Brown: Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby I got the feeling baby. I got the feeling now. Sometimes I'm up. Sometimes I'm down, down. My heart...

Robert F. Kennedy: I'm announcing today my candidacy of the presidency of the United States.

Presidential Candidate: Yeah baby, alright. Oww good God. Uh ah.

Presidential Candidate: I shall not sit and I will not accept the nomination of my party for another term as your president.

James: Alright. Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby.

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