When it comes to James Brown, the name is all you need. He's Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite and then some. He is the indefatigable forefather of soul, funk and rap, and a performer like no other. More on rockhall.com...
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Author RJ Smith talks to Rock Book Show about his new biography of James Brown The One: The Life and Music of James Brown. Here, they talk about Brown and Little Richard, Brown's hair pact with Al Sharpton, and what Brown's legacy will be.
R.J. Smith is a former senior editor at Los Angeles Magazine and a music journalist who's written for the Village Voice and Spin. For his latest project, he took on the task of profiling the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Smith's extensive biography, called The One: The Life and Music of James Brown follows the musician from his childhood, raised in a whorehouse, wearing burlap sack underwear, to stardom, and then to reinvention. Download or listen here
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