Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Birthday: James Brown

James Joseph Brown
(May 3, 1933 - December 25, 2006)

On May 3, 1933 the legendary "Godfather of Soul", James Brown was born in Barnwell, South Carolina. A soul brother who's one of a kind earning the title of "The Hardest Working Man In Show Business" after putting in a lot of elbow grease to own a radio station, founded a record label, social activist, making appearances in movies and television, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and composer who penned a hefty catalog of tunes for himself and artists signed to his People Records. Brown considers Little Richard as his idol who he says is the first person to put funk into rock n' roll music. Brown's Africanised approach to Blues and Gospel influenced many and his music being a key part of the foundation of Hip-Hop music. Thousands of artists have sampled his music in many genres from around the world.

In honor of this late great pioneer and innovator, we celebrate his date of birth with a special tribute podcast by the one and only Dynamite Dave Soul. Help yourself to this FREE download while the getting is good. ENJOY!

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