James Brown

Biography: James Brown is internationally known under the pseudonyms of "The Godfather of Soul", "Soul Brother# 1", and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business." Amongst the most influential entertainers of his time, Brown's music is partly responsible for the Rap revolution as it is to this day. Brown is one of the most sampled artists of the genre. His career began in 1956 with "Please, Please, Please", and from the mid 1950s through the 1980s, his hit resume included timeless classic such as "I Got You(I Feel Good,)" "Cold Sweat," "Get Up(I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine," and "Living In America."
James Brown grew up in poverty. When his parent divorced when he was four, he went to live with relatives here and there and sometimes he even lived on the streets. He lead a life of crime when he was younger and it plagued him the rest of his life. He was arrested for armed robbery, car theft, petty theft, drug possession, domestic battery, and other crimes. He has served several
years in and out of prisons and reform school. Despite all of his legal troubles, James Brown remained a legendary entertainer. He has recorded over 50 albums and over 50 compilations. He didn't make music, he invented it. He brought life to R&B and Funk music. Tragically he lost his life at 1:54am on Christmas morning in 2006, less than twenty four hours after finding out something was wrong with him and his admittance to the hospital. He leaves behind six children and 50 years worth of music. His Discography includes: Greatest Hits released in 2006 The Federal Years: 1956-1960 released in 2006 I Feel Good - Live! released in 2006 Funk It! - Remixed Hits released in 2006 Live At Chastain Park released in 2006 Live Dynamite CD1 released in 2006 Live Dynamite CD2 released in 2006 Golden Legends: James Brown Live released in 2005 A James Brown Christmas released in 2005 Gettin' Down To It released in 2005 20th Century Masters: The Millennium... released in 2005 Platinum & Gold Collection released in 2004 Godfather of Soul released in 2004 Try Me released in 2004 Give It Up Or Turn It Loose released in 2004 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: James Brown released in 2003 The 50th Anniversary Collection released in 2003 Live Top Ten released in 2003 The Greatest Soul On Earth! released in 2003 It's Too Funky In Here released in 2003 Hall Of Fame: James Brown released in 2003 James Brown Christmas released in 2003 Super Bad: Live released in 2002 It's A Man's Man's Man's World released in 2002 20th Century Masters: The Millennium... Vol. 2 released in 2002 Live In Concert released in 2002 Original Funk Soul Brother released in 2002 The Next Step released in 2002 James Brown & Friends released in 2002 The Tuxedo released in 2002 Remixed Dance Hits released in 2001 Get Up Offa That Thing released in 2001 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Goldies) released in 2001 The Legends Collection released in 2001 Live released in 2001 Ballads released in 2000 Forever Gold: Live released in 2000 James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 3 released in 2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection... released in 1999 The Godfather Live In N.Y.C. released in 1999 The Magic Collection released in 1999 The Merry Christmas Album released in 1999 The Masters released in 1999 Say It Live And Loud: Live In Dallas 1968 released in 1999 The Gold Collection released in 1998 Jam '80 released in 1998 I'm Back released in 1998 Dead On The Heavy Funk (1975-83) released in 1998 Soul Jubilee released in 1998 The Very Best Of James Brown released in 1998 Greatest Hits (Polygram) released in 1997 Greatest Hits (Collectables) released in 1997 40th Anniversary Collection released in 1996 Make It Funky: The Big Payback 1971-1975 released in 1996 Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang released in 1996 Foundations Of Funk: 1964-1969 released in 1996 Golden Hits released in 1996 Sex Machine (ITC) released in 1996 Golden Hits (Galaxy) released in 1996 Funky Christmas released in 1995 Live At The Apollo 1995 released in 1995 70's Funk cs released in 1995 Living In America released in 1995 Best Of Life! released in 1995 70's Funk cs (Collectables) released in 1995 Christmas released in 1994 James Brown At Studio 54 released in 1994 Turn It Loose released in 1994 Soul Pride: The Instrumentals (1960-69) released in 1993 Universal James released in 1992 Slaughter's Big Rip-Off released in 1992 The Greatest Hits Of The Fourth Decade released in 1992 Is Back released in 1992 Spank released in 1992 Soul's Alive released in 1991 Love Over-due released in 1991 Star Time released in 1991 20 All-Time Greatest Hits! released in 1991 Messing With The Blues released in 1990 Soul Session Live released in 1989 Roots Of A Revolution released in 1989 Santa's Got A Brand New Bag released in 1988 Motherlode released in 1988 I'm Real released in 1988 The CD Of JB, Vol 2 (Cold Sweat & Other Soul) released in 1987 In The Jungle Groove released in 1986 Gravity released in 1986 The CD Of JB (Sex Machine & Other Soul cs) released in 1985 Soul Syndrome released in 1980 Reality released in 1975 Hell released in 1974 The Payback released in 1973 Black Caesar released in 1973 There It Is released in 1972 Get On The Good Foot released in 1972 Love Power Peace: Live At The Olympia, Paris, 1971 released in 1971 Hot Pants released in 1971 Revolution Of The Mind released in 1971 Sex Machine released in 1970 Say It Loud: I'm Black And I'm Proud released in 1969 Soul On Top released in 1969 Out Of Sight released in 1968 Live At The Apollo released in 1968 Live At The Apollo Vol. 2: Deluxe Edition released in 1968 James Brown Sings Raw Soul released in 1967 Cold Sweat released in 1967 Prisoner Of Love released in 1963 Live At The Apollo 1962 released in 1963 Tell Me What You're Gonna Do (Ember) released in 1962 Tell Me What You're Gonna Do (Charly)released in 1961 Think! released in 1960 Please, Please, Please released in 1959 Try Me! released in 1959 Collapse

James Brown's Scores

Average career score: 75
Highest Metascore: 83 When We Were Kings
Lowest Metascore: 60 Glastonbury
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
83 Still Alice Dec 31, 2014 Producer tbd
76 Soul Power Jul 10, 2009 Himself 9.0
60 Glastonbury Feb 23, 2007 Himself 9.7
83 When We Were Kings Oct 25, 1996 Himself 8.6