James Brown
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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and dancer. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of ...

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Biography

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and dancer. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul". In a career that spanned six decades, Brown influenced the development of several music genres.

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It's a Man's Man's Man's World
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It's a Man's Man's Man's World It's a Man's Man's Man's World It's a Man's Man's Man's World It's a Man's Man's Man's World
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It's Too Funky in Here
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It's Too Funky in Here It's Too Funky in Here It's Too Funky in Here It's Too Funky in Here
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I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want To Dance)
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I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want To Dance) I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want To Dance) I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want To Dance) I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want To Dance)
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I Got You
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I Got You I Got You I Got You I Got You
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Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine
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Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine
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The Payback
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The Payback The Payback The Payback The Payback
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Biography

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and dancer. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul". In a career that spanned six decades, Brown influenced the development of several music genres.

Brown began his career as a gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia. Joining an R&B vocal group called the Avons that later evolved to become The Flames, Brown served as the group's lead singer. First coming to national public attention in the late 1950s as a member of the singing group The Famous Flames with the hit ballads "Please, Please, Please" and "Try Me", Brown built a reputation as a tireless live performer with the Famous Flames and his backing band, sometimes known as the James Brown Band or the James Brown Orchestra. Brown's success peaked in the 1960s with the live album Live at the Apollo and hit singles such as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and "It's a Man's Man's Man's World". During the late 1960s, Brown moved from a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music-making that influenced the development of funk music. By the early 1970s, Brown had fully established the funk sound after the formation of The J.B.'s with records such as "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" and "The Payback". Brown also became notable for songs of social commentary, including the 1968 hit "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud". Brown continued to perform and record for the duration of his life until his death in 2006 from congestive heart failure.

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