USA, 1969, soul / funk
If you’re an aggressively-inarticulate person who needs someone to feel for you what it means to be thrown away by your lover, let James Brown sing/chant “Goodbye, My Love” to you. Hypnotic heartbreak at its most devastating. But the grooves and confidence of this legendary soul singer balance it all out, inviting you to dance as well as cry. He gives it to you but then pulls back, because it’s too much for you. Admit it. It is, isn’t it?