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Swing + Soul = JB!

Unbelieveable! James could do it all and this record proves it. JB's music was always powered by a soul band with a whole lot of horns, so a shuffle into big band territory was not as big of a detour as you might think. He fares better on the new versions of his own classics because he and the band just keep the funk playing.

an amazing album

especially if you are like me, have been a fan, and yet didn't know JB ability to outswing and outsoul people in his style . . . this is a true gem.


What an unexpected treat!


Born: May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, SC

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

"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 musicians were so influential over the course of popular music. And no other musician, pop or otherwise, put on a more exciting, exhilarating stage show: Brown's performances were marvels...
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