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35 Years Ago: James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles Star in ‘The Blues Brothers’

The success of 'The Blues Brothers,' the film comedy that opened on June 20, 1980, helped re-energize the careers of three giants of soul and R&B: Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Ray Charles.

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Happy Birthday, James Brown!

Soul icon James Brown is one of the most sampled artists in hip-hop. The late Godfather of Soul would’ve turned 82 today (May 3).

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Chris Brown Compares Himself to Michael Jackson and James Brown

Who’s the greatest entertainer of all time? If you ask Chris Brown, he is. The singer took to Twitter over the weekend to tout that he’s one of the best and put himself in the same company as the late soul icons Michael Jackson and James Brown.

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A$AP Ferg Is Your Next James Brown

A$AP Ferg opens up about his new sound and leaving a lasting legacy like James Brown, Elvis Presley and Little Richard.

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The T.A.M.I. Show: Soul Superstars Shatter Race Barriers 50 Years Ago

50 years ago the Teenage Awards Music International show brought together black and white artists like James Brown and the Rolling Stones in an unprecedented display of racial integration in entertainment.

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James Brown’s Band Members Wonder Why They Weren’t Consulted for ‘Get On Up’

James Brown's band members were never consulted for the film 'Get on Up,' based on the late singer's life, and they seem confused as to the reasons why.

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Pete Rock Pays Tribute to James Brown with New Mix

Pete Rock celebrates the legendary James Brown with a new tribute mix.

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Listen to J. Period’s ‘Legacy Of James Brown’ Mix

With the James Brown biopic 'Get on Up' currently in theaters, now is a good time to revisit J. Period's superb tribute mix to the Godfather of Soul.

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DJ Scratch Pays Tribute to James Brown With ‘The Big Payback’

DJ Scratch honors the Godfather of Soul with a brand new mix featuring some classic James Brown tracks.

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Who Flipped It Better? Compton’s Most Wanted vs. Greyson and Jasun

'Who Flipped It Better?' is our new weekly column where we'll take one song and choose two rap records that sampled it. We'll break each one down and decide which song flipped the sample better. Loop diggers, crate lovers and hip-hop heads alike, rejoice.

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