magazine's Fred Dellar dug out a 1979 promotional interview with James Brown, in which he was asked if he'd heard Bowie's "Fame." The Godfather of Soul replied:
"I think the man is great, he's very talented. I did a thing of Fame called 'Hot.' It's like Jose Feliciano, he took the arrangement for 'Light My Fire
' off ' I Feel Good
.' Sly Stone came out with 'Thank You
' that's just 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
. ' 'Everyday People
' may be slow but the rhythm changes in that are mine. I can beat all of them doing that - Parliament, Clinton, all of 'em. I can beat 'em to it."