James Brown
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1933-05-03
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James Brown

Biography

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

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Biography

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and bandleader. 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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Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
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Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
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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
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Get Up Offa That Thing
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Get Up Offa That Thing
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Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine Part 1 & 2
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Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine Part 1 & 2
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King Heroin
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King Heroin
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I Got You (I Feel Good)
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I Got You (I Feel Good)
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Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
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Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
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Licking Stick - Licking Stick, Part 1
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Licking Stick - Licking Stick, Part 1
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Hot (I Need To Be Loved)
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Hot (I Need To Be Loved)
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Prisoner of Love
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Prisoner of Love
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White Lightning (I Mean Moonshine) (feat. The J.B.’s)
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White Lightning (I Mean Moonshine) (feat. The J.B.’s)
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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
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Papa Don't Take No Mess
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Papa Don't Take No Mess
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Funky Side of Town
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Funky Side of Town
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Funky President (People It's Bad)
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Funky President (People It's Bad)
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Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year
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Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year
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Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto
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Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto
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Playlists featuring James Brown
Sounds of the 70s Jukebox
Sounds of the 70s Jukebox
Steve Wright's Serious Jockin'
Steve Wright's Serious Jockin'
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
The Voice UK 2016
The Voice UK 2016


Past BBC Events

2004 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2004 Glastonbury

25 June 2004


James Brown Biography

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and bandleader. 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 until his death in 2006 from congestive heart failure.

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