The Godfather of Soul. Mr. Dynamite. Soul Brother No. 1. The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. By any name, James Brown put on a live show like no one else before or since. Get close to the funk perfection that was as Gerald G leads this James Brown tribute show at San Leandro’s Bal Theatre. He’ll bring Brown’s energy, soul, sound, spirit – and signature dance moves – to live recreations of hits like “Sex Machine,” “Hot Pants,” “The Payback,” “Make It Funky” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.” The band will also perform a tribute to the Super Freak himself, Rick James.