History Music / JamesBrown

21st Feb '17 12:23:10 PM bt8257
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Brown's music is also the most sampled music catalogue of all time. The drum break from "[[http://youtu.be/AoQ4AtsFWVM?t=5m18s Funky Drummer]]" is the most sampled song of all time with over 900 tabulated uses of the song on the site [=WhoSampled=]. Several other songs have his, including "Funky President (People It's Bad)", "The Payback", "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" and "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" have each been sampled several hundred times.

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Brown's music is also the most sampled music catalogue of all time.ever. The drum break from "[[http://youtu.be/AoQ4AtsFWVM?t=5m18s Funky Drummer]]" is the most sampled song of all time with over 900 tabulated uses of the song on the site [=WhoSampled=]. Several other songs have his, including "Funky President (People It's Bad)", "The Payback", "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" and "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" have each been sampled several hundred times.
24th Jan '17 4:30:18 PM AriRockefeller
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* CallAndResponseSong: Spends a good portion of "Sex Machine" doing this worth his own backup band.
28th Aug '16 12:03:50 PM valar55
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* CultOfPersonality: James Brown was enstowed with various honorific titles, many of which he invented himself. In the 1960s he was the most "black" Afro-American singer and dancer you could imagine, making him the black consciousness embodiement in music.
* DanceSensation: In the 1960s and 1970s he was the embodiement of catchy dance music for parties.

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* CultOfPersonality: James Brown was enstowed with various honorific titles, many of which he invented himself. In the 1960s he was the most "black" Afro-American singer and dancer you could imagine, making him the black consciousness embodiement embodiment in music.
* DanceSensation: In the 1960s and 1970s he was the embodiement embodiment of catchy dance music for parties.



* FollowTheLeader: Inspired countless soul, R&B, funk, hiphop and rap acts, but also {{Reggae}}, {{Afrobeat}} and dance music in general. Also a huge influence on live performing. Music/MickJagger and Music/IggyPop are just two artists who borrowed a lot from Brown's stage presence.
6th Jul '16 8:53:45 AM TheBigBopper
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* ButNotTooBlack: Subverted, he is the creator of "Say It Loud: I'm Black And I'm Proud" after all...

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* ButNotTooBlack: Subverted, Defied, he is the creator of "Say It Loud: I'm Black And I'm Proud" after all...
20th Dec '15 2:23:45 PM DavidDelony
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* {{Japandering}}: He made a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PchguzIBRZE commercial for instant miso soup]] in 1992.
14th Oct '15 11:09:46 AM smittykins
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** On the extended version of "Livin' In America ": "Eddie Murphy! Eat yo' heart out!"
15th Sep '15 9:25:55 PM snoopdoggydre
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TotallyRadical: James Brown usually averted this by sticking to his roots and making straightforward, relatively unchanged old-school Funk in his entire career. But seriously, when his 1979 album "The Original Disco Man" got onto the scene with of course, Funk's watered-down, polished, more easily danceable cousin Disco, it pretty much ruined James' career until the mid-80's, when "Living In America" came out.

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* TotallyRadical: James Brown usually averted this by sticking to his roots and making straightforward, relatively unchanged old-school Funk in his entire career. But seriously, when his 1979 album "The Original Disco Man" got onto the scene with of course, Funk's watered-down, polished, more easily danceable cousin Disco, it pretty much ruined James' career until the mid-80's, when "Living In America" came out.
15th Sep '15 9:25:16 PM snoopdoggydre
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TotallyRadical: James Brown usually averted this by sticking to his roots and making straightforward, relatively unchanged old-school Funk in his entire career. But seriously, when his 1979 album "The Original Disco Man" got onto the scene with of course, Funk's watered-down, polished, more easily danceable cousin Disco, it pretty much ruined James' career until the mid-80's, when "Living In America" came out.
10th Apr '15 2:21:55 AM Patachou
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* LocationSong: "Livin' In America" is a PatrioticFervor song about all the good things about livin' in the USA.
11th Feb '15 6:11:24 AM RushLimborg
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Sadly died of pneumonia in 2006, on Christmas Day no less. But his legacy lives on and in 2014, a biographical film, ''Get On Up'', was made about his life.

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Sadly died of pneumonia in 2006, on Christmas Day no less. But his legacy lives on and in 2014, a biographical film, ''Get On Up'', ''Film/GetOnUp'', was made about his life.
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