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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
The Payback
Released: 1973
Label: Universal Motown Records Group.
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Originally released in 1973 as a sprawling two-LP set, The Payback was one of James Brown's most ambitious albums of the 1970's, and also one of his best, with Brown and his band (which in 1974 still included ...Read full review
Judge orders James Brown documents made public
Jul 20, 11:53 AM EST
Judge sides with journalist asking attorney general for documents about James Brown's estate
Judge orders James Brown documents made public
Jul 20, 8:56 AM EST
Judge sides with journalist asking attorney general for documents about James Brown's estate
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