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 Up Offa That Thing (Live at Chastain Park, Atlanta 1985)
James Brown in this fabulous legends in concert
shows this awesome performer at the top of his career
live at chastain park singing such timeless classics
as papa's got a brand new bag, & I feel good
it truly is a momentous showcase of th