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These 40 singles span the peak period of a remarkable, transformative career, starting with the simmering soul of 1956’s “Please, Please, Please” with The Famous Flames and ending with 1979’s lively disco crossover “It’s Too Funky In Here.” But in between, James Brown’s bands invented funk music with tracks like “Cold Sweat” and “Mother Popcorn,” which married his urgent, electrifying voice to tight, syncopated grooves that always landed hard on the downbeat. And civil rights anthems like “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud” aimed the force of Brown’s sound at a higher purpose.

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Im impressed!

I thought this album was gonna be another let down but when i listened to it i was proved wrong! You have to try this hit album out!

The Many Titles of James Brown

The Godfather of Soul, Soul Brother 1#, The Master of Funk,The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. I have ton of memories tied up in James Brown's music.This is an impressive compilation, it's worth the money.


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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