Fate has an odd sense of timing and a dark sense of humor. These facts were reinforced on Christmas Day, when the news arrived that James Brown had died. As previously documented here, Telstar Logistics recently came into posession of a copy of Ski Party, a 1965 Frankie Avalon teenspoitation film set on the snows of a Western ski resort. And in that film, one of the most memorable scenes involves none other than Mr. James Brown, making a spirited appearance to belt out a version of "I Got You (I Feel Good)."
It's hard to pin down precisely what makes the spectacle so bizarre. Is it:
A) The fact that James Brown represents himself as a member of the ski patrol?
B) The sight of James Brown wearing a vintage ski sweater?
C) The sight of so many lilly-white ski kids rocking out to James Brown at a 1960s ski resort?
D) All of the above.
Decide for yourself by watching the video below, as James Brown does his James Brown thing in Ski Party: