‘What’s Within Us’ explores the essence of Black music: its impact on culture, humanity, art, and as a powerful force for change.
The exciting instrumental 'Shotgun' is rich in Tamla legend, with an unusual contribution by one of the Funk Brothers.
In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a guide on how to make the perfect mixtape for each stage of courtship.
This third and final episode in the Urban Legends' series examines the Godfather Of Soul's classic track, 'The Payback'.
Rejected for the ‘Hell Up In Harlem’ soundtrack, ‘The Payback’ found James Brown exacting revenge and laying the blueprint for gangsta rap.
Ray was a fixture on and off stage, working alongside the Godfather of Soul for nearly five decades.
A celebration of the best tracks that contain the human voice in narrative, rather than rhyming form.
Cinema’s history of rock’n’roll movies ranges across studio features documentaries and even the avant-garde, helping to turn stage stars into screen icons.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels the evolution of Black American identity.
After a highly successful 1966, Mr. Brown went into the new year with 'Bring It Up,' another Top 10 R&B winner.
On January 7, 1967, saxophone player-bandleader Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley surprised everyone by entering the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.'
You may not have heard of Doris Troy, but you will definitely have heard her voice.
The Godfather stormed into 1971 with another funk smash, ‘Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved.’
The blues singer-writer’s consistent success wasn’t going to be ending anytime soon.
A James Brown Christmas is a soulful Christmas. The Godfather Of Soul kept on giving, right up until his death on Christmas Day 2006.