History YMMV / JamesBrown

26th Oct '17 5:35:27 AM wyattte
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* CrazyAwesome: Doesn't even begin to describe James.



* 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}} 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. Music/BrunoMars, of course, emulates him to a tee.
* GrowingTheBeard: His stuff in the 50s is some great, classic soul music (put on "Bewildered" sometime!), but let's be real, in the next decade he basically [[{{Funk}} invented his own genre!]]
26th Oct '17 5:24:16 AM wyattte
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: His [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09qbhwcpA6A electrifying performance]] at ''The T.A.M.I. Show'' in 1964, which includes a prime example of his NotQuiteDead cape routine.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Uh, how about ''everything?'' James' body of work is historically and culturally important, but even putting that aside, it's absolutely exhilarating on its own terms, and much of it hasn't aged a day.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: His [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09qbhwcpA6A com/watch?v=WMqM4lZGiK0 electrifying performance]] at ''The T.A.M.I. Show'' in 1964, which includes a prime example of his NotQuiteDead cape routine.routine (during "Please Please Please" of course).
4th Nov '16 6:53:41 PM themisterfree
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Back in 1994, he and Music/LittleRichard were paired up for a special "Music Stars Week" on ''Series/WheelOfFortune''. Who else was playing that week? Music/WeirdAlYankovic, who in 2013 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIoyTsbRdII recounted an interesting story]] from that week's rehearsal, which explains why Brown and Richard were paired up...
28th Aug '16 12:04:43 PM valar55
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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.
20th May '16 7:47:25 AM PhysicalStamina
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: His [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM5RgMlx8-A electrifying performance]] at ''The T.A.M.I. Show'' in 1964, which includes a prime example of his NotQuiteDead cape routine.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: His [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM5RgMlx8-A com/watch?v=09qbhwcpA6A electrifying performance]] at ''The T.A.M.I. Show'' in 1964, which includes a prime example of his NotQuiteDead cape routine.
5th Sep '15 10:49:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* MemeticSexGod
10th Aug '15 1:01:46 AM madius
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* ArchivePanic: His discography is rather extensive; many of his earliest albums featured endless instrumental versions and re-recordings of his hits (as was the industry practice at the time). ''Music/StarTime'' is by far the best buy: four discs full of Brown's greatest and essentials hits. In fact, it is so excellent that it won much acclaim and awards.

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* ArchivePanic: His discography is rather extensive; many of his earliest albums featured endless instrumental versions and re-recordings of his hits (as was the industry practice at the time). Record Label Hip-O Select even spent a few years re-issuing every single one of his singles from 1956 to 1979, culminating in an 11 volume set. ''Music/StarTime'' is by far the best buy: buy to start off with, featuring four discs full of Brown's greatest and essentials hits. In fact, it is so excellent that it won much acclaim and awards.hits.
4th Mar '15 9:15:54 PM arkryoga
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* SampledUp: Often cited the most sampled artist in the world.

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* SampledUp: Often cited Brown is believed to be the most sampled artist in the world.of all time.
4th Mar '15 9:05:30 PM arkryoga
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: His electrifying performance at the T.A.M.I. show in 1964. Keith Richards would later say one of the biggest mistakes the Music/TheRollingStones ever made was following him.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: His [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM5RgMlx8-A electrifying performance performance]] at the ''The T.A.M.I. show Show'' in 1964. 1964, which includes a prime example of his NotQuiteDead cape routine.
** When Brown found out Music/TheRollingStones were due to perform after his set, Brown objected, telling the show's producers, "Nobody follows James Brown!"
Keith Richards would later say one of the biggest mistakes the Music/TheRollingStones Stones ever made was following him.
7th Jan '15 4:32:38 PM PhysicalStamina
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* EpicRiff
* MemeticSexGod

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* EpicRiff
EarWorm: Every single track.
* MemeticSexGodEpicRiff: "The Payback", "Doing It To Death", "Superbad", "Blues and Pants"... due to their repetition and being extensively sample over the years, James Brown riffs tend to be instantly recognizable upon hearing them.
* MemeticSexGod
* SampledUp: Often cited the most sampled artist in the world.
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