James Brown
Features // 3 Articles
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Part 2: Janis Ian to Jimi Hendrix (1966-1970)
16 Jul 2007 // 5:00 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 // 2:00 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.


That Thing That Makes Funk Funky: 'The One: The Life and Music of James Brown'
18 Apr 2012 // 5:00 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.


Lee Fields & The Expressions: Faithful Man
18 Mar 2012 // 5:00 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 // 3:00 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.


Everybody 'Get on Up' and #SayItLoud This Thursday at 4pm EST on @PopMatters Twitter
30 Jul 2014 // 11:30 AM

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 // 2:51 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".


James Brown was a key social figure whose life intersected with significant racial trends
29 Mar 2012 // 6:35 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

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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