America Is My Home, Pt. 1

Album: The Millennium Collection: The Best of James Brown (1968)
Charted: 52

Songfacts®:

  • In 1968, several of James Brown's actions threatened his reputation as a spokesman for the black power movement. He riled the pacifists after performing for the US army in Vietnam and lending his political support to Vice President Hubert Humphrey against the popular anti-Vietnam War candidate Robert Kennedy.

    Brown also recorded this spoken-word track, which extolled the virtues of his homeland. The Godfather Of Soul responded to the criticism by recording "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud," which was a fierce attack on racist America and the need for black empowerment and pride.

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