Happy Birthday, James Brown!

James Brown, the gone but not forgotten undisputed "Godfather of Soul," was born on May 3, 1933.

He is known universally as ˜The Godfather Of Soul' but he is also the undisputed ˜King Of Funk,' an American original whose pioneering work has literally helped shape the course of contemporary music. His catalog of classic recordings have made him the most sampled recording artist in history and without any doubt, the rap and hip-hop movement finds its very genesis in his music. He is an American national treasure whose influence on 20th century black culture is inestimable.

James Brown, the gone but not forgotten undisputed "Godfather of Soul," was born on May 3, 1933.

He is known universally as ˜The Godfather Of Soul' but he is also the undisputed ˜King Of Funk,' an American original whose pioneering work has literally helped shape the course of contemporary music. His catalog of classic recordings have made him the most sampled recording artist in history and without any doubt, the rap and hip-hop movement finds its very genesis in his music. He is an American national treasure whose influence on 20th century black culture is inestimable.

 
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