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History of James Brown ranked #24 Chosen as the 50 recordings added to national recordings registry Nick name Soul Brother #1Known as the hardest working man in show businesses and Mr. Dynamite Passed away on Christmas day, 2006, 73 years oldCritics say that there has been no other musician that has been so influential and impactful in decadesTurning R&B into soul, and that into funk music during the entire 60sDoing a lot of live shows, that’s how he popularized himself, staying on top of new trends, not about music videos, etc. (“hardest working man”)Perfectionist May 3, 1993 in South CarolinaRaised in PovertyReform school1953 (20 years later) joined The Gospel Starlighters Bobby Byrd established musician was a apart of it, blues, based in Georgia, changed their name to The Flames in Bobby Byrd change in direction for James brownJames Brown went to jail when he was younger, met bobby Byrd when he came out, Byrdwas only a year younger than James brown, born in Georgia, things in common, became very good friends, included him in The gospel Star lightersJames Brown became vocal point of this act1956, group got signed to King Records, first break“Please Please Please”1959, King LabeloStarts off with song nameoFirst time JB scored a hit significantly, making the R&B charts, but not to Billboard Top 40s yet
oLaid back type of soundName change: James Brown and The Famous Flames starting to build a reputation1965, “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag Pt. 1”orevolutionary single, topped R&B charts, not Billboard (Elvis on Pop Charts)oSIM, trumpet sounds, catchyoTheme: sound transitioning to catchy and funky sounds, JB transitioned the soundResembles a rapper, toasting throughout his music not emotional lyrics1968, “Say It Loud, I'm Black and I’m Proud”opolitical, song would become a Black National anthem at the timeogive poor people a former sense of identity, hope, relatable to Black people but also empowered an entire community and helped them believe in himselfocivil rights movement eraoother black people found their consciousness, but no one did it with the effect that James Brown hasoCall and Response technique oBecame a black slogan, as well as for rebels against society who did not believe in the systemoRadio stations still played it, revolution on the radio, being heardoPeople believing they could accept their blackness, something to value about their cultureoCall for black people to unite and reject racist institutionsOnly one shouting, not afraid, that’s why no one else had the same impactBlack Panthers Party– organizations that had the courage to try and help the communities that were struggling at the time, help children, serve food, set up