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James Joseph Brown (Barnwellmay 3, 1933 – december 25, Atlanta2006), commonly known as "The Godfather of Soul" and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business", was a Grammy Award-winning American entertainer. Brown is considered one of the most important and controversial figures of the 20th century and the development of soul music. He is also regarded as the co-originator of the funk genre.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Youth[Edit]Edit

Brown would have been born in Barnwell, South Carolina in 1933, but some sources call 1928 as his birth year and Pulaski, Tennessee as his birth place. Because his parents could not care for him he grew up in his aunt's brothel, in the1930s crisis in Augusta (Georgia). At the age of 16, he was convicted of an armed robbery. After three years he was the intercession of Bobby Byrd released on condition that he is no longer in Augusta would show and that he would find a job. After a short career inboxing and baseball , he sought his salvation in music.

Marriages[Edit]Edit

He was four times married; sequentially with Deidre JenkinsVelma Warren (1954 - 1969) and Adrienne Rodriguez. This last marriage held twelve years, until his wife died in 2002 . In that year married James Brown one last time, with Tomi Rae Hynie.

Career[Edit]Edit

During his career, he has influenced many musicians. In the 1960s he was imitated by other artists. In the mid- 1970s several musicians left his band and went more thefunk side on, à la George Clinton. In the late ' 70s and ' 80s was Brown a source of inspiration for rapbreakdance and hip hopDJs as Grandmaster Flash samplesfrequently used by Browns work. In the 1980s he was the most sampled artist in the world. He sang with the Egyptian singer Hakim ' Leila ' (2004).

James Brown is often The Godfather of SoulSoul Brother Number One and called Mr. Dynamite . On 23 January 1986 Brown was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and on 14 november 2006 in the UK Music Hall of Fame.

In addition to his musical career, Brown also to a business career, and he built an empire of radio stations, hotels, clubs and restaurants on. when his success waned, he was forced to sell almost all his business empire.

Final stage career and death[Edit]Edit

At the end of the 80 's had to spend several years in prison, Brown again after he had threatened people with a rifle and wanted to avoid his arrest. After his release in 1991, he toured as living legend about the world.

In december 2004 was established at Brown prostate cancer . He died at the age of 73 on Christmas day 2006 at 07: 45 pm CET, at the hospital a day earlier after he was recorded with a pneumonia. The cause of death was congestive heart failure caused by pneumonia. In March 2007 it was announced that James Brown's body is interred in a crypt at the home of one of his daughters in Columbia (South Carolina).

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

  • 1956 Please Please Please
  • 1959 Try Me!
  • Think 1960
  • 1961 James Browns Presents His Band
  • The Amazing James Brown 1961
  • 1961 Night Train
  • 1962 Shout & Shimmy
  • 1962 Tours the u.s.a.
  • Jump Around 1962
  • 1963 Live at the Apollo (1963)
  • Prisoner of Love 1963
  • 1964 Pure Dynamite! Live at the Royal
  • Showtime 1964
  • 1964 Out of Sight
  • Grits & Soul 1964
  • 1965 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
  • 1965 James Brown James Brown Plays
  • 1965 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
  • 1966 "I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • 1966 James Brown Plays New Breed
  • 1966 it's a man's man's man's World
  • 1966 Handful of Soul
  • Mighty Instrumentals 1966
  • 1966 James Brown Sings Christmas Songs
  • 1967 Sings Raw Soul
  • Live at the Garden 1967
  • 1967 James Brown Plays the Real Thing
  • Cold Sweat 1967
  • 1968 I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me
  • 1968 I Got the Feelin'
  • 1968 James Brown Plays Nothing But Soul
  • 1968 Live at the Apollo (1968)
  • 1968 James Brown Sings out of Sight
  • 1968 James Brown Presents His Show of Tomorrow
  • 1968 Soul Party
  • 1968 A Soulful Christmas
  • 1968 A Thinking About Little Willie
  • 1969 Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud
  • 1969 Gettin' Down to It
  • it's a Mother 1969
  • 1969 The Popcorn
  • 1969 Plays Rhythm & Blues
  • 1969 Excitement
  • 1970 Ain't It Funky
  • 1970 Soul on Top
  • 1970 it's a New Day – So Let a Man Come In
  • Sex Machine 1970
  • 1970 Hey America
  • 1971 She Is Funky Down Here
  • 1971 Hot Pants
  • Revolution of the Mind 1971 (live)
  • 1971 Super Bad (live)
  • 1971 Soul Brother No. 1
  • 1972 There It Is
  • 1972 Get on the Good Foot
  • 1973 Black Caesar
  • 1973 slaughter's Big rip-off
  • 1973 The Payback
  • Hell 1974
  • 1974 Reality
  • 1975 Sex Machine Today
  • 1975 everybody's Doin ' the Hustle
  • 1976 Get up Offa That Thing (1976)
  • 1976 Body heat
  • 1976 Hot
  • 1977 Mutha's Nature
  • 1977 Strangers
  • 1978 Jam/1980 's
  • 1978 Take a Look at Those Cakes
  • 1979 The Original Disco Man
  • 1979 Mister Dynamite
  • 1980 People
  • 1980 Hot on the One (live)
  • 1980 Soul Syndrome
  • 1981 Nonstop!
  • 1981 The Third Coming
  • 1981 Live in New York
  • 1981 Special
  • 1982 Mean on the Scene (live)
  • 1983 Bring It On!
  • 1985 Live in Concert
  • 1986 Gravity
  • 1988 I'm Real
  • 1991 Love Over-Due
  • 1992 Universal James
  • 1995 Live at the Apollo 1995
  • I'm Back 1998
  • 1999 The Merry Christmas Album
  • 2001 Get up Offa That Thing (2001) (live)
  • Super Bad-Live 2002
  • Startime Live 2002
  • 2002 In Concert (live)

Charts[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Dead on the heavy funk 1974-1976 22-03-1986 60 4 Compilation album
The great James Brown 02-04-1988 20 21 Compilation album
I'm real 25-06-1988 34 11

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
It's a man 's, man 's, man's world 1966 02-07-1966 19 6
I don't want nobody to give me nothing (Open up the door, I'll get it myself) 1969 03-05-1969 tip -
Mother popcorn (You got to have a mother for me) " 1969 09-08-1969 21 7
World (Part 1) 1969 27-09-1969 tip -
I feel all right 1970 21-03-1970 tip -
I feel all right 1970 09-05-1970 31 4
(Get up I feel like being a) Sex machine (Part 1) 1970 29-08-1970 8 9
Call me super bad (Parts 1 & 2) 1970 21-11-1970 32 4
Get up, get into it, get involved 1971 27-02-1971 tip7 -
Hot pants (Part 1) (She got to use what she got to get what she wants) 1971 14-08-1971 19 6
There is it (Part 1) 1972 15-07-1972 22 4
Get on the good foot 1972 11-11-1972 tip14 -
Woman (Part 1) 1974 16-02-1974 7 9
(Get up I feel like being a) Sex machine (Part 1) 1975 10-05-1975 tip5 -
Living in America 1986 01-02-1986 9 9
Gravity 1986 25-10-1986 30 4
The payback mix part one 1988 11-06-1988 28 4
I'm real 1988 23-07-1988 38 3 with Full Force
Jealousy 2006 30-01-2006 30 6 with Martin Solveig

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
I Feel Good (I Got You) - - - - - - - 1603 1734 2000 1761 1531 1550 - -
It's a man 's, man 's, man's world 813 1385 1474 888 987 903 1085 1300 1053 1085 1022 830 569 771 771
(Get up I feel like being a) Sex machine (Part 1) 658 1118 1068 892 661 798 1090 1077 982 934 876 852 985 1001 1081

Filmography[Edit]Edit

Biography[Edit]Edit

R.J. Smith, The one: the life and music of James Brown, Gotham Books, 2012, ISBN 978-1592406579

Trivia[Edit]Edit

  • His wife Adrienne complained repeatedly to him because of abuse. She died during a cosmetic surgery.
  • Brown sat 26 months caught a wild police pursuit in 1988.
  • In 1991 the band scored a number one hit La Style with the song James Brown Is Dead and Holy Noise a top 10 hit with the answer James Brown Is Still Alive, in which Traumatic Stress the number Who the fuck is James Brown? was released and with it scored a top 10 hit.
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