James Brown
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James Brown's Funky People

James Brown's Funky People

James Brown is the undisputed Godfather of Soul and the founder of Funk. His career spanned six decades, in that time he produced over 800 records. In my opinion, James Brown is one of the greatest musicians of all time. During his career, he amassed over 40 gold records and won the Grammy Awards twice; 1965 & 1986. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 1992.

James Brown has influenced contemporary artists from virtually every popular music genre. His polyrhythmic funk reshaped dance music, and his impact on Hip-Hop, in particular, is enormous; in the music's early years, Brown was by far the most sampled artist. Though he would be dogged by legal troubles and controversy in later life, he was a principled artist, adamant refusing to conform to anyone's vision. He was also a consummate showman.

James Brown produced a roster of artists, who he called his 'Funky People' these included the J.B.’s, Lyn Collins, Fred Wesley and Maceo and the Macks Lyn Collins, to name just a few.

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