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James Brown

Born: May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, SC
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Died: Dec 25, 2006 in Atlanta, GA
Genre: R&B, Other
Biography: "Soul Brother Number One," "the Godfather of Soul," "the Hardest Working Man in Show Business," "Mr. Dynamite" -- those are mighty titles, but no one can question that James Brown earned them more than any other performer. Other singers were more popular, others were equally skilled, but few other African-American ...Read full biography
Live At The Apollo (1962) [Remastered/Expanded Edition]
Released: 1963
Label: POLYDOR
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An astonishing record of James and the Flames tearing the roof off the sucker at the mecca of R&B theatres, New York's Apollo. When King Records owner Syd Nathan refused to fund the recording, thinking ...Read full review
Pure Dynamite! Live at the Royal
Released: 1964
Label: Universal Distribution
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It has only eight songs, it's less than half an hour long, and two of the songs are studio tracks with overdubbed audience noise. It's not nearly as well-known as his live '60s albums recorded at the Apollo, ...Read full review