Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
In 1968, Amiri Baraka, an important poet and intellectual in the Black Arts Movement, declared James Brown "our number one black poet." As a lyricist in this track, James Brown clearly accepts this...
Musically James Brown was, simply put, an innovator. It was in James Brown's hands that funk was born. "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," recorded in 1965, is generally considered to be the genesis of f...
James Brown's calling card could be any number of things. It could be his funk, his soul, his rhythm, or…even his hairdo. But above all else, Brown's calling card has got to be his showmanshi...
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