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October 24, 2013 8:44 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

On this day in 1962, James Brown on his own dime recorded what would become his first smash album, Live at the Apollo. Here he is with the Famous Flames on that night performing “I Don’t Mind.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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