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  James Brown (musician) Details, Meaning James Brown (musician) Article and Explanation Guide
James Brown (born May 3, 1933, Barnwell, South Carolina - some sources list his year of birth as 1928 and his birthplace as Pulaski, Tennessee) is one of the most important figures in twentieth-century music and the prime mover in the evolution of gospel and rhythm-and-blues into soul music and funk.
Brown employed musicians and arrangers who had come up through the jazz tradition, and his genius as a bandleader and songwriter was to marry the simplicity and drive of R&B to the rhythmic complexity and precision of jazz music, something other musicians were doing, to be sure, but not as aggressively and single-mindedly as Brown.
Brown was a recipient of Kennedy Center Honors for 2003, and a scheduled 2004 unveiling of a statue of Brown in Augusta was delayed because of James Brown's ongoing legal problems.
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  James Brown (musician)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Brown born May 3 1933 in Barnwell South Carolina (some sources list his year of as 1928 and his birthplace as Pulaski Tennessee) is one of the most important in twentieth-century music and the prime mover the evolution of gospel and rhythm-and-blues into music and funk.
Brown employed musicians and arrangers who come up through the jazz tradition and genius as a bandleader and songwriter was marry the simplicity and drive of RandB the rhythmic complexity and precision of jazz music something other musicians were doing be sure but not as aggressively and as Brown.
Brown was a recipient of Kennedy Center Honors for 2003 and a scheduled 2004 unveiling of a statue of Brown Augusta was delayed because of James Brown's legal problems.
www.freeglossary.com /James_Brown_(musician)   (1323 words)

  
 New Georgia Encyclopedia: James Brown (b. 1933?)
James Brown, who grew up in Augusta, has been one of the most influential musicians of the last half of the twentieth century.
Brown continued recording singles and scored a number one hit in 1958 with "Try Me." He and the Flames began a relentless touring schedule, earning Brown the epithet "the hardest working man in show business." He developed a high-energy, dramatic stage show that thrilled audiences.
Brown, along with Ray Charles and Sam Cooke, was pioneering a distinct new form of music: "soul," a dynamic blend of gospel and rhythm and blues, was wildly popular.
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 James Brown - Music Downloads - Online
Brown's style of R&B got harder as the '60s began, as he added more complex, Latin- and jazz-influenced rhythms on hits like "Good Good Lovin'," "I'll Go Crazy," "Think," and "Night Train," alternating these with torturous ballads that featured some of the most frayed screaming to be heard outside of the church.
For some time, Brown had been moving toward more elemental lyrics which threw in as many chants and screams as words, and more intricate beats and horn charts that took some of their cues from the ensemble work of jazz outfits.
Brown was both a brilliant bandleader and a stern taskmaster, leading his band to walk out on him in late 1969.
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 American Masters . James Brown | PBS
James Brown is undoubtedly a complex, sometimes misunderstood, but always absorbing figure.
James Brown was due to perform in Boston, Massachusetts.
James Brown is undoubtedly a soul survivor: "Where I grew up there was no way out, no avenue of escape, so you had to make a way.
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 James Brown biography - 8notes.com
James Brown (born May 3, 1933, Barnwell, South Carolina — some sources list his year of birth as 1928 and his birthplace as Pulaski, Tennessee) is one of the most important figures in twentieth-century music and a prime influence in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk.
James Brown's musical innovations, developed in tandem with the many skilled musicians who passed through his bands (the Flames, the James Brown Band, the JB's), used the basic building blocks of earlier African-American music; his career is a case study in change and self-determination.
Brown's early hits, such as 'Please Please Please,' recorded 1956, and 'I'll Go Crazy,' recorded 1959, were fairly straightforward gospel and RandB compositions marked by a rhythmic acuity and sharpness of vocal and instrumental attack that would later become even more pronounced and would lead to the style called 'funk'.
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 James Brown - Famous Friends of Cannabis - Celebrity Stoners
James Brown is commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", he was an American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th-century popular music.
As a prolific singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer, Brown was a seminal force in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk.
Feb.- 16- 1998 - James Brown recently was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful use of a firearm, less than a week after leaving a hospital where his agent said he was treated for an addiction to painkillers (JET, Feb. 9).
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 SomaliNet News: USA: Famous musician James Brown dies at 73 : SomaliNet > Somali > Somalia and Somalinad
James Brown, commonly referred to as "Godfather of Soul," died today (Christmas day) at the age of seventy three.
Brown is famous for another of hits, one of which is "Say it Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" which was very popular in the 1960s.
Brown was not only a musician but also a businessman, who owned several radio stations and his own production company.
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 James Brown photos, video and news - The Augusta Chronicle
AIKEN - James Brown's widow applauded efforts by the late singer's children to oust the trustees of his estate, saying Thursday that if they hadn't done it, she would have.
James Brown's body has been moved off his Beech Island property to an undisclosed location, one of his attorneys said.
Although James Brown's lawyers contend that Tomi Rae Hynie Brown is not his widow, his own words 14 days before he died seem to contradict that.
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 James Brown -- Music By James Brown & MP3 Downloads, CDs, DVDs - music.
Yet in a sense his music is now more influential than ever, as his voice and rhythms are sampled on innumerable rap and hip-hop recordings, and critics have belatedly hailed his innovations as among the most important in all of rock or soul.
All of Brown's singles over the next two years flopped, as he sought to establish his own style, recording material that was obviously derivative of heroes like Roy Brown, Hank Ballard, Little Richard, and Ray Charles.
Brown's new era had truly begun, however, with "Out of Sight," which topped the R&B charts and made the pop Top 30.
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 [Deathwatch] James Brown, musician, 73
Godfather of Soul' James Brown dies By Matthew Bigg James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul" whose frenetic singing style and bold rhythms brought funk into the mainstream and influenced a new generation of fl music, died on Monday at age 73, his manager said.
Brown emerged from a boyhood of extreme poverty and petty crime to become one of the biggest record-sellers in rhythm and blues and later achieved crossover success.
By 1988 Brown, who had begun his music career in jail as a juvenile offender, was back behind bars, sentenced to six years for drug, weapons and vehicular charges after a high-speed car chase through Georgia and South Carolina which ended with police shooting out the tires of his truck.
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 Godfather of Soul - James Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Brown was and will always be a true legend in every sense of the word.
Brown is a three-figure hitmaker with 114 total entries on Billboard's R&B singles charts and 94 that made the Hot 100 singles chart.
Brown's transformation of gospel fervor into the taut, explosive intensity of rhythm & blues, combined with precision choreography and dynamic showmanship, defined the direction of fl music from the release of his first R&B hit ("Please Please Please") in 1956.
www.godfatherofsoul.com /man/biography.html   (709 words)

  
 'Godfather of Soul' James Brown dies
James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured ''Godfather of Soul'' whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco, died early Monday.
Meanwhile, Tomi Rae Brown, Brown's widow, said she was denied access to the home she shared with the singer and their five-year-old son, claiming the gate was padlocked at the request of Brown's lawyer and accountant.
James Brown pleaded guilty in 2004 to a domestic violence charge stemming from an argument with his wife and was given a $1,087 fine.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2006/12/25/james-brown-061225.html   (2871 words)

  
 James Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brown began his professional music career in 1953 and skyrocketed to fame in the late 1950s and early 1960s on the strength of his thrilling live performances and a string of smash hits.
Brown was born in the small town of Barnwell in Great Depression-era South Carolina as James Joseph Brown, Jr; as an adult, Brown would legally change his name to remove the "Jr." designation.
Brown's arrangements and instrumentation, initially standardized, began to give way to more improvisational and rhythm-heavy tracks such as 1961's #5 RandB hit "Night Train", arguably the first single to showcase the beginnings of what today is considered the "James Brown sound".
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 soul sides: JAMES BROWN: SOUL ON TOP
For the concert, Brown is teaming with Christian McBride who put together a 17 piece band and Bellson will be featured on at least one song.
All in all, it's one of Brown's more interesting albums to be sure - it probably sounds less dramatic now (in a time where "big band funk" isn't as unusual as it might have been in the late '60s) but it's not less unique amongst Brown's massive catalog.
He had a chance to work with James before the recording so a lot of the background was something things that James Brown dictated to Oliver and Oliver knew exactly what he wanted.
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 VH1.com : James Brown : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Brown's style of R&B got harder as the '60s began; he added more complex, Latin- and jazz-influenced rhythms on hits like "Good Good Lovin'," "I'll Go Crazy," "Think," and "Night Train," alternating these with torturous ballads that featured some of the most frayed screaming to be heard outside of the church.
For some time, Brown had been moving toward more elemental lyrics that threw in as many chants and screams as they did words, and more intricate beats and horn charts that took some of their cues from the ensemble work of jazz outfits.
Brown was both a brilliant bandleader and a stern taskmaster, the latter leading his band to walk out on him in late 1969.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/brown_james/bio.jhtml   (1629 words)

  
 Rolling Stone: Rock Daily » Blog Archive » James Brown, 1933 - 2006
James Brown did not really have a website and now sites like http://TomiRae.info and http://JamesBrowns.com are left doing the dirty work in some cases and not so bad on the JamesBrowns.com site with free links to download PDF of Funeral programs both public and private and lots of links and picture from the early days.
I met James Brown a few years ago, he is a wonderful human being, I will miss him a lot, I saw him at the Howard Theater in DC and I told him when I met him, that would not wash my hand after he shook it.
James Brown’s music influenced so many people and brought joy and good energy to their hearts rather they were fl, brown, orange, red or white.
www.rollingstone.com /rockdaily/index.php/2006/12/25/james-brown-1933-2006   (7405 words)

  
 James Brown
Brown's early hits, such as "Please Please Please," recorded 1956, and "I'll Go Crazy," recorded 1959, were fairly straightforward gospel and R&B compositions marked by a rhythmic acuity and sharpness of vocal and instrumental attack that would later become even more pronounced and would lead to the style called "funk".
He was noted for his ability as a bandleader and songwriter to marry the simplicity and drive of R&B to the rhythmic complexity and precision of jazz.
In December 2004 Brown was diagnosed with prostate cancer which was successfully treated with surgery.
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 James Brown (1923-2004) British Composer: MusicWeb(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Clifford Brown was born on 18 August 1923 at 49 St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich to Henry John Brown, an electrical engineer and later professional cellist, and his wife Lois (née Smith) who was a junior school teacher.
James sold his house in Kirkstall, Leeds and moved into a warden-assisted residence in Bridlington where he was very happy.
I spoke to James on 21st December 2004 and we discussed musicians and composers we knew.
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 James Brown photos, info and news - People
"James Joseph Brown" (born May 3, 1933) is an African American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century music.
As a prolific singer, songwriter, bandleader and record producer, Brown was a seminal force in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk.
James Brown's fifth wife Tomi Rae has gone into hiding in Los Angeles after running away from the soul legend, insisting she's tired of her husband's abusive ways.
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 James Brown: Your e-mails - CNN.com
James Brown defined the word "soul." Anyone who makes or listens to music has been touched by his genius in one form or another.
My memory of James Brown is from a few years ago when I saw him in concert in Montgomery, Alabama.
Thank you James Brown for inventing funk, and giving us great artists such as Sly and the Family Stone and Prince, and all those wonderful samples used in rap music.
www.cnn.com /2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/12/25/james.brown.emails   (587 words)

  
 James Brown (musician) - Biography of James Brown (musician)
James Joseph Brown (born May 3,1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina) is an African American entertainer, having worked as a singer, songwriter, and record producer during his career.
Brown, recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century music, was a prime influence in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk, a genre he is associated with as its primary founder.
Dynamite", "the Hardest-working Man in Show Business", "the Minister of the New Super-Heavy Funk", "Universal James", and the most familiar, " the Godfather of Soul", James Brown is noted for his improvisional music style, shouting vocals, and energetic live performances.
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