Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
Nelson George and Alan Leeds, eds., The James Brown Reader: Fifty Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul (2008)
Great collection of articles about and interviews with James Brown spanning his entire career.
James Brown and Bruce Tucker, James Brown: The Godfather of Soul (1986)
James Brown's autobiography, written with the help of Bruce Tucker.
James Sullivan, The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America (2009)
Gives James Brown the credit he deserves as an important leader in black America.