James Brown, known as "The Godfather of Soul," was a singer/songwriter, activist and showman who amazed audiences with his light feet and manic energy. In the 1950s, Brown recorded gospel-influenced R&B music as a member of The Flames (later James Brown and the Famous Flames). By the '70s, Brown and Flame's Bobby Byrd formed a new band, The J.B.'s. Throughout his career, Brown logged 17 No. 1 R&B hits. Rap artists have heavily sampled his music, while performers such as Michael Jackson and Prince have sited him as a primary influence. Brown died in December 2006 due to complications from pneumonia.
James Brown - Get On The Good Foot (Live at The Beverly, LA 1985)
in the concert special James Brown and B.B. King: One Special Night, originally taped in 1985, 'Godfather of Soul' Brown and 'King of the Blues' King team up to headline an amazing set before a live audience.