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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 10 Jan 1997
  • Address:
    1593 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
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    Monthly Average: 225th

James Brown

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Biography

James Brown live in 1973.

Source: slate.com

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and dancer. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul". In a career that spanned six decades, Brown influenced the development of several music genres.

Fact file

  • Birth name: James Joseph Brown
  • Born: May 3, 1933 Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
  • Origin: Toccoa, Georgia
  • Died: December 25, 2006 (aged 73) Atlanta, Georgia
  • Genres: Funk, soul, R&B
  • Occupation(s): Singer, producer, dancer, bandleader
  • Instruments: Vocals, drums, percussion, organ, keyboards
  • Years active: 1954–1988; 1991-2006
  • Labels: Federal, King, Dade, Try Me, Smash, People, Polydor, Scotti Bros.
  • Associated acts: The Famous Flames, The J.B.'s, The Dapps, Bobby Byrd, The Soul Generals, Lyn Collins, Bobby Bennett, Bootsy Collins
  • Website: www.jamesbrown.com

Read more about James Brown at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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