James Brown
Features // 3 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 13 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles
News // 1 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//Features

Part 2: Janis Ian to Jimi Hendrix (1966-1970)
16 Jul 2007 // 6:00 PM

Music truly is the universal language. The best songs of protest are passed around, from movement-to-movement, era-to-era; its singers gaining multilingual fluency along the way.

Soul Power
2 Jan 2007 // 3:00 PM

Though James Brown's body was lying in state at the Apollo Theater, on the streets of Harlem, his spirit seemed to be everywhere.

//Columns

That Thing That Makes Funk Funky: 'The One: The Life and Music of James Brown'
18 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

James Brown – an untrained musician, mind you, operating on not much more than feel, instinct and desire – revolutionized black pop music, setting off depth charges that would still be exploding a decade hence.

//Reviews

Lee Fields & The Expressions: Faithful Man
18 Mar 2012 // 6:00 PM

Soul Man Lee Fields continues to show his allegiance to classic R&B.

James Brown: The Singles Volume 11: 1979-1981
17 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM

If you're looking for the Godfather singing disco, country, and a jawdropping 11-minute ode to cakes, this is the comp for you.

//Blogs

Everybody 'Get on Up' and #SayItLoud This Thursday at 4pm EST on @PopMatters Twitter
30 Jul 2014 // 12:30 PM

Stay tuned to the @PopMatters Twitter tomorrow at 4.00 pm EST as we do a live Twitter session about James Brown and the new biopic celebrating his career, Get on Up. We will be handing out prizes, including $100 iTunes cards.

#SayItLoud: Five Career Highlights of James Brown
28 Jul 2014 // 3:51 AM

PopMatters looks back on some of the standout moments from the Godfather of Soul, from his work in film to his identity as a "sex machine".

//News

James Brown was a key social figure whose life intersected with significant racial trends
29 Mar 2012 // 7:35 AM

Music is well said to be the speech of angels, the 18th-century Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle wrote. But then, he never spent any time with

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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