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    James Brown 1967 Signed & Inscribed Oakland, CA Globe Concert Poster. An original cardboard advertising window card for James Brown and several support acts, including Bobby Byrd, at the Oakland Auditorium on Sunday, February 12, 1967. Mr. Brown personally signed and inscribed this poster for our consignor, and he's included a Letter of Provenance to go along with the poster.

    This is a highly attractive board that many consider to be the last of the singer's great 1960's concert posters. In addition to the dynamic action shot of James' face, the biggest pop hit of his career is listed right under his last name... "I Got You (I Feel Good)," which went to #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 about a year before this show.

    Poster measures 22 x 28 1/8" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: Elaborating some more, some collectors consider this 'tour blank' to be the last of the great James Brown concert posters of the 1960's. Throughout the decade he had been using mostly jumbo window cards like this, with a different design every year. The new design that followed this gem was smaller in size and showed the Godfather of Soul in a bow tie, almost like a waiter, with very few details, no song titles and usually no other acts (including his own) listed. It was a new design for a new era, and suited the times just fine, but this mid-60's classic has all the bells & whistles that vintage poster collectors love the most.

    Including rarity. While this has been seen from four or five different cities, there generally aren't more than one known from any stop on the tour. Who knows how many they ran for each city... maybe 25 to 50? And back then, everything was usually thrown away right after the show.

    We haven't mentioned the coloring yet... how good does that purple & yellow look, working together? Throw in the white board and black lettering, and the blue ink up in the venue box, and you have five colors in all. Enough to distract your attention momentarily from the "Go-Go Dancing Girls" plugged in the lower left. The swinging sixties!

    But of course on this specimen, you have the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business's inscription and signature to make it totally unique and a real treasure.

    Condition details: Corner crease in the upper left, edge tear to the left of "Dancing Girls," a few dings and light creases from typical handling over the years, and general toning throughout.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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