James Brown

James Brown

American singer-songwriter, dancer, music mogul (1933-2006)
The best showman and one of the most influential singers of the 20th century, who transformed R&B into funk with his tight, driving style.
BornMay 3, 1933
HometownBarnwell, South Carolina, United States of America
Height5'7" (1.70m)
SpouseTomi Rae Hynie (m 2001 - 2006) , Adrienne Rodriguez (m 1984 - 1996) , Deidre Jenkins (m 1970 - 1981) , Velma Warren (m 1953 - 1969)
ChildrenYamma Brown , Teddy Brown , Lisa Brown , Deanna Brown , Daryl Brown , Terry Brown , Larry Brown , LaRhonda Pettit , James Joseph Brown II , Venisha Brown
ParentsJoseph Gardner Brown , Susie Brown
Profile

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Videos

Craig Charles reveals how he charmed James Brown

Craig Charles talks about the time, early in his career, when he interviewed his hero, James Brown. White Wine Question Time with Kate Thornton is the podcast that brings together well-known guests to answer three thought-provoking questions over three glasses of wine. Discover the friendships behind the entertainment headlines, and listen in on their conversations for a side to the celebrities you've never heard before. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow on Instagram (@whitewineqt) & Twitter (@WhiteWineQT) to keep up to date with the latest guests, news and more!
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Power of Soul
The Power of Soul
1h 18min
2015
James Brown - The Definitive
James Brown - The Definitive
2016
James Brown: Live in America
James Brown: Live in America
2012
T.A.M.I. Show: Rock 'n Roll's First Concert Film
T.A.M.I. Show: Rock 'n Roll's First Concert Film
2010
Legends in Concert: James Brown
Legends in Concert: James Brown
1985
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
R
2h 28min
1980
James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden
James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden

Albums

Greatest Breakbeats
Greatest Breakbeats
2004
James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 2
James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 2
1988
Gravity
Gravity
1986
Nonstop!
Nonstop!
1981
Hot on the One
Hot on the One
1980
People
People
1980
Original Disco Man
Original Disco Man
1979
Take a Look at Those Cakes
Take a Look at Those Cakes
1978
Jam/1980's
Jam/1980's
1978
Bodyheat
Bodyheat
1976
Get Up Offa That Thing
Get Up Offa That Thing
1976
Everybody's Doin' the Hustle & Dead on the Double Bump
Everybody's Doin' the Hustle & Dead on the Double Bump
1975
Sex Machine Today
Sex Machine Today
1975
Hell
Hell
1974
Payback
Payback
1973
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1973
Black Caesar [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Black Caesar [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1973
Get on the Good Foot
Get on the Good Foot
1972
There It Is
There It Is
1972
Soul Classics
Soul Classics
1972
Revolution of the Mind
Revolution of the Mind
1971
Hot Pants
Hot Pants
1971
Sho Is Funky down Here
Sho Is Funky down Here
1971
Sex Machine
Sex Machine
1970
It's a New Day -- So Let a Man Come In
It's a New Day -- So Let a Man Come In
1970
Soul on Top
Soul on Top
1970
Ain't It Funky
Ain't It Funky
1970
Popcorn
Popcorn
1969
It's a Mother
It's a Mother
1969