An early signed black and white photograph of James Brown, signed the Godfather of Soul. Continue reading
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The definitive biography of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, with fascinating findings on his life as a Civil Rights activist, an entrepreneur, and the most innovative musician of our time
Playing 350 shows a year at his peak, with more than forty Billboard hits, James Brown was a dazzling showman who transformed American music from Harlem to Hollywood. His life offstage was just as vibrant, and until now no biographer has delivered a complete profile. The One draws on interviews with more than 100 people who knew Brown personally or played with him professionally. Using these sources, award-winning writer RJ Smith draws a portrait of a man whose twisted and amazing life helps us to understand the music he made. Continue reading
The James Brown Collection will go on the auction block July 17, 2008 at Christie’s Auction House in New York. The collection includes more than 320 lots from the world and Harlem’s the Godfather of Soul’s South Carolina Home, from his famed jumpsuits to his numerous awards. The infamous blue satin cape embroidered with “Thy Name Is Godfather of Soul” and rhinestones, sequin and metallic embellishments. Estimate: $15,000-20,000 (Christie’s Images LTD. 2008).
Here’s a video of the Godfather singing the “Please, Please, Please” wearing the cape:
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