Did Michael ever considered a duet with James Brown? [MERGED]

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Ha cool , I never heard this 2015 mix of say say say. I love it. It sounds quite different. At first I thought it was MJ completely solo but then I started hearing Paul's voice.

This is why I'm here, I keep finding new MJ music after all these years!

same here :) Michael left a lifetime of art behind. we can never run out of things to discuss :)

I used to be obsessed with their other collaboration 'the man'.
a song I had no idea existed until searching the internet many years later. I wrote a song analysis, and tried to gather up as much information as I could about it. supposedly it was due to be released sometime in '84, but Michael's label put a stop to it. I've seen images of vinyl pressings. probably for the best in hindsight. 3 McCartney collaborations might have been over doing it. still, I would love to have confirmation on the meaning behind it. the video in my last post came close to discussing it, but not quite..

in this video from '83, paul talks about writing with Michael at 4:10. he seemed to really like him in general :)
 

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same here :) Michael left a lifetime of art behind. we can never run out of things to discuss :)

I used to be obsessed with their other collaboration 'the man'.
a song I had no idea existed until searching the internet many years later. I wrote a song analysis, and tried to gather up as much information as I could about it. supposedly it was due to be released sometime in '84, but Michael's label put a stop to it. I've seen images of vinyl pressings. probably for the best in hindsight. 3 McCartney collaborations might have been over doing it. still, I would love to have confirmation on the meaning behind it. the video in my last post came close to discussing it, but not quite..

in this video from '83, paul talks about writing with Michael at 4:10. he seemed to really like him in general :)
Just watched Paul M being interviewed by Leslie Ash. Really nice clip. Very short but I think he gave a good picture of how they worked together.
 

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Isn't there a version of Al Capone in the vault, that features James Brown samples. I'm sure John Barnes mentioned how much Mike loved it
 

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Re: Why mj & James brown never did anything

paul McCartney talks about writing with Michael. they were equal partners. 'say say say' is just as much Michael's song as it is paul's.
maybe even more so, as there is an alternate version of Michael singing some of paul's parts as well as his own. he can also be heard laying the blueprint for the harmonica/sax riff to follow in.
to answer the question of the thread, I would rather hear Michael and james collaborate during the j5 era. I feel their music would have been more compatible then. 'going back to indiana' for example.
Well, this hasn't made my day. I was so excited. James Dean Bradfield asking about Michael's collaboration with Paul. It was all going along so well and then JDB goes and refers to Michael using the 'J' word. Shame on you, JDB, shame on you. You have massively, massively gone down in my estimation, mate. :mad:
 
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Isn't there a version of Al Capone in the vault, that features James Brown samples. I'm sure John Barnes mentioned how much Mike loved it
Do you have more details on that version? The only other version of Al Capone I'm aware of is the one with Roger Troutman, would love to hear about this one.
 

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Re: Did Michael ever considered a duet with James Brown?



This could be a good reason. But Michael came with multiple duets with Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger (and duets with Prince, Madonna, Whitney Houston were planned). All people who - of course - didn't need any publicity and - for sure - couldn't be overshadowed, neither by Michael Jackson at his peak
Don’t forget Freddie Mercury
 
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