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Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
by James Brown
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Influences on James Brown

Connecting the dots of artistic inspiration: a musical family tree
Ray Charles
Little Richard

Influenced by James Brown

Michael Jackson
Sly Stone
George Clinton
The Isley Brothers
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
David Bowie
The Who
Rick James
Based on the frequency with which Brown’s songs are sampled, virtually every hip-hop artist
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