James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”)

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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul". In a career that lasted 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres.

Brown began his career as a gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia. He joined an R&B vocal group, the Gospel Starlighters (which later evolved into the Flames) founded by Bobby Byrd, in which he was the lead singer. First coming to national public attention in the late 1950s as a member of the singing group The Famous Flames with the hit ballads "Please, Please, Please" and "Try Me", Brown built a reputation as a tireless live performer with the Famous Flames and his backing band, sometimes known as the James Brown Band or the James Brown Orchestra. His success peaked in the 1960s with the live album Live at the Apollo and hit singles such as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and "It's a Man's Man's Man's World". During the late 1960s he moved from a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music-making that influenced the development of funk music. By the early 1970s, Brown had fully established the funk sound after the formation of the J.B.s with records such as "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" and "The Payback". He also became noted for songs of social commentary, including the 1968 hit "Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud". Brown continued to perform and record until his death from congestive heart failure in 2006.

Brown recorded 17 singles that reached number one on the Billboard R&B charts. He also holds the record for the most singles listed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart which did not reach number one. Brown has received honors from many institutions, including inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In Joel Whitburn's analysis of the Billboard R&B charts from 1942 to 2010, James Brown is ranked as number one in The Top 500 Artists. He is ranked seventh on the music magazine Rolling Stone's list of its 100 greatest artists of all time. Rolling Stone has also cited Brown as the most sampled artist of all time.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Music From Happy Days Various Artists 1
2007 Oldie Chartbusters Various Artists 1
2007 Organized! Various Artists 1
2007 Out of Sight Various Artists 1
2007 Sex in the Music Various Artists 1
2007 So Fresh: Songs for Christmas 2007 Various Artists 1
2007 Soul Fever: Selected Singles 1955-56 James Brown vs. Little Willie John 1
2007 Spotlight Influences Dave Matthews Band 1
2007 Testament van de Sixties Various Artists 1
2007 The Best of Disco 70's and 80's Various Artists 1
2007 The Very Best of MT USA Various Artists 1
2008 All-Star Sports Jams Various Artists 2
2008 The GRAMMYS: 50th Anniversary Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Dance the Night Away Various Artists 1
2008 The Seventies Album: 70 Smash Hit Singles from the Supersonic Seventies Various Artists 1
2008 Funk Fever Vol 2 Various Artists 1
2008 Not Fade Away: 15 Classics That Fired Up the Rolling Stones Various Artists 1
2008 More Dirty Laundry: The Soul of Black Country Various Artists 1
2008 The Ultimate Collection: Soul: 100 Hits Various Artists 1
2008 100 Seventies Classics Various Artists 2
2008 The 70s Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Verve//Unmixed⁴ Various Artists 2
2008 Tour of Duty: Top 100 Various Artists 1
2008 XXL - Super Long Versions Various Artists 1
2008 Die Hit-Giganten: Film Hits Various Artists 2
2008 Die Hit-Giganten: Hot Hits Various Artists 1
2008 200 Tracks From the Super Seventies Various Artists 1
2008 Dance Classics, Volume 19 & 20 Various Artists 1
2008 The Ultimate Collection: Feeling Good: 100 Hits Various Artists 1
2008 Re-Edits, Volumes One to Five Various Artists 1
2008 The Weekend Starts Here! Various Artists 1
2008 The Best of Eska Cover Hits Various Artists 1
2008 Pavarotti: The Duets Luciano Pavarotti 3
2008 Christmas Jukebox Various Artists 1
2008 Absolute 60's Various Artists 1
2008 10 Jaar Top 2000 Various Artists 1
2008 100 Sixties Classics Various Artists 1
2008 100% Disco Various Artists 1
2008 100X Soul Various Artists 1
2008 City Lounge: The Vintage Edition Various Artists 1
2008 Dad's Jukebox Various Artists 3
2008 Good Morning Vietnam: A Soundtrack to the Sixties Various Artists 1
2008 Greatest Ever! Dad: The Definitive Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Greatest Ever! Disco: The Definitive Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Hudba a události let 1968-2008: Rok 1968 Various Artists 1
2008 Rock Times plus, Volume 8: 1983-1986 Various Artists 1
2008 Sixties Top 100, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2008 Superhits Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Sweet Soul Music: 28 Scorching Classics From 1962 Various Artists 1
2008 Sweet Soul Music: 30 Scorching Classics From 1965 Various Artists 1
2008 Sweet Soul Music: 31 Scorching Classics From 1964 Various Artists 1
2008 The Greatest Hits of Classic R&B Various Artists 1
2008 The Ultimate Collection: Driving Songs – 100 Hits Various Artists 1
2008 The Ultimate Collection: Girls Night Out: 100 Hits Various Artists 1
2008 The Ultimate Collection: Seventies Various Artists 1
2009 You Heard It Here First! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2009 Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement Various Artists 1
2009 Protected: Massive Samples Various Artists 2
2009 Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1
2009 Absolute Disco Various Artists 1
2009 Lentekriebels Various Artists 1
2009 Black Is Beautiful, Volume 1: Black and Proud Various Artists 1
2009 Ping Pong Groove LEMS 1
2009 Fetenhits: Studio 54 Various Artists 1
2009 Nova Classics Nine Various Artists 1
2009 Black Is Beautiful, Volume 7: Funk Inferno Various Artists 1
2009 The Ultimate Collection: Dad: 100 Hits Various Artists 1
2009 Jazz Macchiato: Frühstück im Bett (My Jazz) Various Artists 1
2009 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Lieblingssongs der Männer Various Artists 1
2009 Roots Of Soul Various Artists 1
2009 The Greatest Songs of the 80s Various Artists 1
2009 A Deeper Love: The Best of Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin 1
2009 Baby Loves Disco Various Artists 1
2009 Les Inrockuptibles : Sex Tape : 50 chansons pour le sexe Various Artists 3 1
2009 Chill-Out Jazz Various Artists 1
2009 Theme Time Radio Hour Season 2 with your host Bob Dylan Various Artists 1
2009 100 hits RTL des 50 dernières années Various Artists 1
2009 Merry Christmas Everybody Various Artists 1
2009 Back to the 80's: Gold Various Artists 1
2009 Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75 Various Artists 1
2009 Black Power Various Artists 1
2009 Nova 24h: Une journée dans la vie de Radio Nova Various Artists 1
2009 The Best Sixties Album in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
2009 Elokuvien 100 suosituinta Various Artists 2
2009 Feel-Good Favorites: Pop Hits of the '60s & '70s Various Artists 1
2009 Floorfillers: The Ultimate Collection Various Artists 1
2009 For Fuld Musik 4 Various Artists 1
2009 Foute CD Box - De Ultieme Foute Collectie Various Artists 1
2009 Greatest Hits Jukebox Various Artists 1
2009 Hard to Find Jukebox Classics 1958: Rhythm & Rock Various Artists 1
2009 Männermucke Various Artists 1
2009 Super Breaks: Return to the Old School Various Artists 1
2009 Sweet Soul Music: 28 Scorching Classics From 1969 Various Artists 1
2009 Sweet Soul Music: 29 Scorching Classics From 1968 Various Artists 1
2009 The Best of Soul Various Artists 1
2009 The Flower Power Collection Various Artists 1
2009 The Ultimate 80's Various Artists 1
2010 Sexiest Songs Ever Various Artists 1
2010 100 Hits Of The '80s Various Artists 1
2010 ATTRACTIONS! KONISHI YASUHARU Remixes 1996-2010 小西康陽 1

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