Eddie Murphy did James Brown two or three times on Saturday Night Live, but the Delirious version is my favorite. 31 years ago and obviously old hat, but now it’s renewed hat with Get On Up opening on 8.1. How good is Chadwick Boseman‘s Brown? Pretty good, I’m hearing, but Murphy’s, for me, will always be the shit. How hard is it to do Brown? Just (a) get raspy and snappy and gravelly and (b) ignore your consonants. Concentrate on mood sounds rather than words.