Rhythm & Blues , Soul , Funk ... James Brown dominated all these musical adventures. But it is not part of a movement or a style, it is one in itself! And when hip hop arrived, to whom did its creators pay homage? To “ Godfather of soul ”, to “ Soul brother number one ”, to “ Hardest working man in show business ”, to “ Mr. Dynamite himself ”: James Brown.
Fifty years of career, including twenty years during which his name appeared continuously in the charts. From Try Me to Papa's Got A Brand New Bag , from It's A Man's Man's Man's World to Sex Machine ... In Great Black Music, James Brown is the absolute record holder in this area, ahead of Aretha Franklin , Stevie Wonder , the Temptations or Louis Jordan . It has always been said that it was on stage that he gave the full measure of his talent.
Here are two CDs to check it out.