James Brown’s moves are legendary. The sight of him spinning, shimmying, camel-walkin’ and falling on his knees inspired Michael Jackson and petrified Mick Jagger. But this grainy 1965 clip of a forgotten blue-eyed-soul hit has Roy Head packing every trick in JB’s bag into 120 seconds of frantic footwork. At 1:26, when Head takes a flying somersault leap off the stage, is when he really goes bananas and becomes, if only for a few precious seconds, the Second Hardest Working Man In Show Business.
DIG DEEPER: Roy had a long and varied career, moving from soul to psychedelic rock and then country. This best-of is a fine sampler of his varied talents.