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During his long career, James Brown earned many nicknames, but he's best remembered as The Godfather of Soul. An electrifying performer and a singer of startling intensity, Brown debuted in 1956, and he quickly became soul music's most exciting star. From down-and-dirty dance records to powerhouse ballads, he recorded dozens of hit singles in the '60s. In the '70s, he launched a funk revolution, and his hard-driving grooves got the whole world dancing. Brown continued to thrill audiences until his death in 2006, and it's impossible not to turn it loose when these hits are playing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

During his long career, James Brown earned many nicknames, but he's best remembered as The Godfather of Soul. An electrifying performer and a singer of startling intensity, Brown debuted in 1956, and he quickly became soul music's most exciting star. From down-and-dirty dance records to powerhouse ballads, he recorded dozens of hit singles in the '60s. In the '70s, he launched a funk revolution, and his hard-driving grooves got the whole world dancing. Brown continued to thrill audiences until his death in 2006, and it's impossible not to turn it loose when these hits are playing.

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