History Music / JamesBrown

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.
22nd Jan '15 10:52:13 PM arkryoga
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Also, Soul Brother Number One, Sex Machine, Mr. Dynamite, The King of Soul, Mr. Please-Please-Please, [[OverlyLongGag The King of Funk]], and most of all, [[IHaveManyNames The Hardest Working Man In Show Business]].

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Also, Soul Brother Number One, Sex Machine, Mr. Dynamite, The King of Soul, Mr. Please-Please-Please, [[OverlyLongGag The King of Funk]], and most of all, last but not least, [[IHaveManyNames The Hardest Working Man In Show Business]].



* BackFromTheDead: A famous stage act has Brown faking a heart attack and being carried or lead of stage by a roadie or fellow musician, only to return in triumph and new energy.


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* NotQuiteDead: A staple of his live act. Brown would collapse to his knees from apparent exhaustion, and one of his backup singers would drape a cape around his shoulders and help lead him off stage. But after a few steps, Brown would throw off the cape and stagger back to the microphone in triumph and new energy.
22nd Jan '15 12:05:59 PM Patachou
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* 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.

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* FollowTheLeader: Inspired countless soul, R&B, funk, hiphop and rap acts, but also reggae, afrobeat {{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.
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