James Joseph Brown, Jr.
Profile of the performer James Brown:
American singer, songwriter and musician, born 3 May 1933 near Barnwell, South Carolina, USA and died 25 December 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
James Brown was raised in poverty in Augusta, Georgia.
In 1953 James Brown joined the Gospel Starlighters, a vocal quartet led by [a=Bobby Byrd], after completing a four-year stint in prison for robbery. As Brown became the focal point of the act, the group changed its name to 'The Famous Flames' and its focus from gospel to R&B. In 1955 The Famous Flames record "Please Please Please" at the studio of WIBB in Macon, Georgia. In 1958 James Brown's first #1 hit, 'Try Me,' is released. It was the best-selling R&B single of 1958, and the first of 17 chart-topping R&B singles by Brown over the next two decades.
1965: James Brown records "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," a revolutionary single that ushers in a whole new era of soul music. Released that summer, it tops the R&B chart for eight weeks and even cracks the pop Top Ten.
1971: James Brown signed with Polydor Records, for which he recorded extensively throughout the decade. 1974: The Payback, the most successful of James Brown's Seventies albums—many of which were double-LPs with lengthy, extended tracks—makes its debut on Billboard's album chart. It is the only gold-certified (500,000 copies sold) album of his career.
1984: Bronx DJ [a=Afrika Bambaataa] teams up with James Brown to record the anthemic single "Unity." 1986: "Living in America," the theme song from Rocky IV, reaches #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, becoming James Brown's biggest pop hit since "I Got You (I Feel Good)" went to #3 in 1965.
1992: James Brown receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th annual Grammy Awards.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 (Performer).
Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.
Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia and died on Christmas day 2006.
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Choose albums of full discography of James Brown
|#||Release cover||Release title||Tracks amount||Download release in mp3?||Official release date||Label production|
|1||The Payback||8||mp3, CD||1993||Polydor|
|2||Can't Get Any Harder||4||mp3, CD||1993||Scotti Bros. Records|
|3||Funk On Ah Roll||4||mp3, CD||1999||Eagle Records|
|4||Super Bad||6||mp3, CD||1971-00-00||King Records (3)|
|5||Unity||6||mp3, CD||1984||Tommy Boy|
|6||Funk On Ah Roll||3||mp3, CD||1999|
|7||Revolution Of The Mind||12||mp3, CD||1993-03-23||Polydor|
|8||Star Time||71||mp3, CD||1991||Polydor|
|9||Funk On Ah Roll||3||mp3, CD||1999||Eagle Records|
|10||The Original Disco Man||6||mp3, CD||1979||Polydor|
|11||Mutha's Nature||8||mp3, CD||1977||Polydor|
|12||I'm Real||10||mp3, CD||1988||Mercury|
|13||Funk On Ah Roll||3||mp3, CD||1999||Inferno|
|14||Funky Drummer / Funky President||2||mp3, CD||2002-01-28||Simply Vinyl (S12)|
|15||Soul Power Parts 1&2 / Give It Up Or Turn It Loose||2||mp3, CD||2001-11-26||Simply Vinyl (S12)|
|16||Payback (The Final Mixdown)||4||mp3, CD||1988||Urban (2)|
|17||I'm Real||3||mp3, CD||1988||Scotti Bros. Records|
|18||Funk On Ah Roll||8||mp3, CD||1999|
|19||I'm Real||3||mp3, CD||1988-04-00||Scotti Bros. Records|
|21||Funk On Ah Roll||3||mp3, CD||2000|
|22||Funk On Ah Roll||3||mp3, CD||2000||Inferno|
|23||I Got You (I Feel Good) (The Remixes)||4||mp3, CD||1992||Direct Effect (2)|
|24||Get Sex (Machine)||2||mp3, CD||2003-08-14||Not On Label|
|25||The Payback Mix (Keep On Doing What You're Doing But Make It Funky)||4||mp3, CD||1988|
|26||Get On The Good Foot||13||mp3, CD||1972||Polydor|
|27||In The Jungle Groove||9||mp3, CD||1986||Polydor|
|28||Jungle Brother||3||mp3, CD||2003||Not On Label (James Brown)|
|29||Living In America||3||mp3, CD||1985|
|30||Sex Machine (Fantastic Plastic Machine House Mix)||3||mp3, CD||2003||Not On Label (James Brown)|
|31||Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)||2||mp3, CD||1980||T.K. Records|
|32||The Payback Mix Part One||2||mp3, CD||1988||Urban (2)|
|33||The Payback Mix||4||mp3, CD||1988|
|34||The Ultimate Mixes||3||mp3, CD||2003-07-00||Not On Label (James Brown)|
|35||Funk On Ah Roll||4||mp3, CD||1999||Inferno|
|36||She's The One (Remix)||4||mp3, CD||1988||Urban (2)|
|37||Theme From Doctor Detroit / King Of Soul||2||mp3, CD||1983||MCA Records|
|38||Hot Pants||5||mp3, CD||1971||Polydor|
|39||I Got You (I Feel Good)||4||mp3, CD||1992||FBI Records|
|40||Soul & Funky||16||mp3, CD||Selected Sound Carrier AG|