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James Brown

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is the originator of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance. In a career that spanned six decades, Brown profoundly influenced the development of many different musical genres. Brown moved on a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music making. Brown performed in concerts, first making his rounds across the Chitlin' Circuit, and then across the country and later around the world, along with appearing in shows on television and in movies. Although he contributed much to the music world through his hitmaking, Brown holds the record as the artist who charted the most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever hitting number one on that chart. For many years, Brown's touring show was one of the most extravagant productions in American popular music. At the time of Brown's death, his band included three guitarists, two bass guitar players, two drummers, three horns and a percussionist. The bands that he maintained during the late 1960s and 1970s were of comparable size,

James Brown Paper Trail

James Brown Paper Trail

Feeling depressed about the passing of the Godfather of Soul aka the Hardest Working Man in Show Business? Couldn't find a flight to the public memorial service in Augusta Georgia? Fortunately,… READ MORE >

Still The Hardest Working Man in Showbiz

Still The Hardest Working Man in Showbiz

James Brown has once again proven that he's still got flair ... even though he died nearly a week ago. The Godfather of Soul, who passed away on Christmas day, underwent one last costume change… READ MORE >

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Goo Father?

Goo Father?

James Brown was laid out at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater today. With Al Sharpton standing at the side of his gold coffin, thousands of fans paid their respects to the "Godfather of Soul." The… READ MORE >

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James Brown, Godfather of Soul, Dies at 73

James Brown, Godfather of Soul, Dies at 73

James Brown, a musical giant and one of the most breathakingly dynamic performers in all of entertainment, died early Christmas morning in Atlanta at the age of 73.Brown, the self-described… READ MORE >

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