"On the One" JB-related question (Rhythm-Strut)
This is largely a product of growing up in a post-JB world but I've always had trouble figuring out what songs of his DON'T begin "on the one." People seem to disagree over what was Brown's first major hit: "Papa's Got A Brand New Brand" is often credited given its chart-topping success but I've also heard people argue that "out of Sight" deserves the honor or "Night Train" or "I Got Money." To me, "Night Train's" famous bassline and horn section definitely kick in on the one but the drumming is more of the jazz shuffle, pre-funk variety. "I've Got Money's" drums and guitar both seem to accent the one. Then there's "Out of Sight" which has a feel somewhere between jazz and funk in its tempo even though the horns and bassline all accent the one. Any rhythmologists care to chime in on this?