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The Godfather of Soul on Heros

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Good Gawd, y'all! HYUNH!!!

From: the Seattle P-I:
Thursday, December 16, 1999

When asked by Rolling Stone magazine to name a hero of the 20th century,
the Godfather of Soul cited Sen. Strom Thurmond.

James Brown's tribute is remarkable since the 97-year-old Thurmond ran for
president in 1948 as a Dixiecrat to oppose Democrats' efforts to desegregate

"Senator Thurmond has been able to stay afloat all these years, and he's
great for our country," the black soul singer from Columbia, S.C., says.
"When the young whippersnappers get out of line, whether Democrat or
Republican, an old man can walk up and say, 'Wait a minute, son, it goes
this way.' And that's great for our country.

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