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James Brown

James Brown

American musician
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)
SpouseAdrienne Rodriguez, Deidre Jenkins, Velma Warren
PartnerTomi Rae Hynie
ChildrenJames Brown Jr.
ParentsJoseph Gardner Brown, Susie Brown
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Videos

James Brown's daughter says Michael Jackson and Usher wouldn't exist without her father

James Brown's daughters have spoken out about their father's indelible mark on music.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Power of Soul
The Power of Soul
1h 18min
2015
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
1h
2008
Glastonbury
Glastonbury
R
2h 15min
2007
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
R
2h 13min
1980

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
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
It's a Mother
It's a Mother
1969
Popcorn
Popcorn
1969
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