Get On Up.

Posted on June 16th, 2014 · Music/Events/Other


* Get On Up.

Jeff Eats has seen 9-mesmerizing singers live-in his day. In no particular order, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, Karen Carpenter, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Freddie Mercury, Smokey Robinson and James Brown. For sure I’ve seen other greats, but these 9-standout in my memory and yes-you read right, Karen Carpenter.

Buddies of mine at Universal Pictures recently told me, that preview audiences are raving about- Get On Up, the film bio-of legendary funk singer James Brown that opens August 1st in theaters nationwide.

Just a heads up,

Get On Up could be this Summer’s sleeper hit!

6 Comments to “Get On Up.”

  1. Hugh Annus says...

    I wonder if James Brown was a Applebee’s fan…like Jeff

    • Mrs. Kramer says...

      Ate in the same Applebee’s that Jeff did and left my comments there for you and others to see.
      I seriously doubt that Applebee’s gives a rat’s ass that you’re not a fan.
      On James Brown, saw the man at the Apollo Theater in the late 70’s and he was the consummate performer.
      Really looking forward to seeing this film and the one about The Four Seasons.

  2. HerbK says...

    Marvin Gaye before What’s Going On was as good a singer and performer as anyone

    • JeffEats says...


      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      No question about it, Marvin Gaye was a great singer.

      Notice in my column, I said saw “live”…never saw Marvin in a live performance.

      Thanks for reading…

  3. Liz Kramer says...

    Maybe this is a crazy question,
    Who do you think was the most under appreciated singer that you have seen?

    • JeffEats says...

      Liz Kramer:

      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      Tough tough question.

      Personally, I think that Johnny Contardo who was Sha Na Na’s lead singer had a voice that should have made him a super star.

      Thanks for reading…

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