Jazzie B on James Brown

Great Lives, Series 34 Episode 2 of 9

Matthew Parris invites his guests to nominate the person whom they feel is a great life. In this programme, music entrepreneur and DJ Jazzie B of Soul II Soul chooses American singer and musician, James Brown, 'the Godfather of Funk'.

Jazzie B, who was awarded a CBE for services to black British music, spent time with James Brown towards the end of his life and says he became 'like a big brother' to him. Here, together with music journalist Charles Shaar Murray, they talk to Matthew about why they believe 'Mr Brown' is a Great Life.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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Tue 12 Aug 2014 16:30


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Parris
Interviewed GuestJazzie B
ProducerMaggie Ayre

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