James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul". In a career that lasted 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres.
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James Brown-ness being tracks that have James at his most authentic and unapologetic self, which can come in the form of a song breakdown or an intro Brown gives-or even an elongated, patented grunt. This factor is especially important because as James Brown blew up and Funk became mainstream, hundreds of thousands of artists came out and in one form or another borrowed (dare I say copied?) from Brown. So without further ado, let’s begin with my James Brown album. 10. 20 All-Time Greatest Hits. 1991 – Polydor Records). However, this is better than Sinatra because its layered with that undefinable James Brown soul. The cover features a concert still of James Brown in a red jacket in midair against a dark and blurry stage. This album is the type of record that will surprise any unsuspecting listener of James Brown’s musical range. It’s even been compared to the music of Ray Charles.
The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, earned the descriptor the hardest working man in show business as an inexhaustible singer, songwriter, band leader and unbelievable dancer. Recognized by all the usual suspects, James Joseph Brown, Jr. was one of the most influential performers in music history. He was an essential force for thousands of others he influenced in the industry. Godfather of Soul was just not enough for this man. James Brown had man titles including King of Funk, Soul Brother Number One, Mr. Dynamite, and King of Soul.
00:36:50 – James Brown – Please please please 00:39:37 – The Staple Singers – New Born Soul 00:41:52 – The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman 00:44:23 – Eartha Kitt – Nobody Taught Me 00:46:45 – Little Eva – The LocoMotion 00:49:15 – James Brown –Try me 00:51:47 – Aretha Franklin – Try a Little Tenderness 00:55:02 – Sam Cooke - Summertime 00: 57:22 – Etta James – Anything to Say You’re mine 00:59:58 – The MarKeys – Last Night 01:02:37 – Ben . ing - Spanish Harlem 01:05:30 – Ray Charles – What I Say 01:11:59 – Etta James – I just want to make love to you 01:15:07 – The Miracles – Shop Around 01. .Melodies for the soul. This mix is just wht we need to calm our souls n experience sum JOY❤.
James Brown was not an albums artist. That’s a bad sales pitch. Brown kicks off the album by dropping an anthem for the entire Black Power movement and just over 10 minutes later, he’s singing Mama, come here quick, and bring me that licking stick over Jimmy Nolen’s trademark chicken scratch. But even Brown’s less fleshed-out songs and slow-burning covers like Let Them Talk managed to reach out their tendrils and find important folks to inspire. But right at the moment when the Soul Brother No. 1 is about to cross over into a failed genre experiment, Brown smartly jumps back and kisses himself.