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Basic Info
James Brown was born on May 3, 1933. He was born in South Carolina. During school he joined the school choir. When he was sixteen years old he went to jail for stealing multiple cars. When he was nineteen years old he got realsed from jail and he danced on the streets for money. He became famous and joined the band, "The Famous Flames''. HE no longer wanted to sing in a group so he became a solo artist.

  Biography

James Joe Brown was born on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina.HE was influenced by the two well known music genres called Jazz and Blues. At the age of sixteen he was taken to jail on his birthday. He was arrested foor breaking into a car. Heled a gospel choir when in jail. When he was realesed, thee years after, he started to sing and dance on the streets for money.Soon many people came to watch him. He gto his insaration from Elvis Presley,and Ray Charles,the father of soul and Little Richard. He went and joined The Famous Flames music group with Bobby Bennet, Robert Gram, Jhonny Terry, Troy Collins and Bobby Byrd. He stayed with them for sometime playing the piano.\ AS he played the piano he also sang, " Please, PLease, PLease" But the Famous Flames imediatly had trouble publishing the song. He went on tour and famous people like Ray Charles and Bebe king was there to see. His personal life was hard, he had four wives, Velma Warren, Deidre Jenkins, he had no children. he then broke off and started singing on his own. he began to sing songs like Santa Claus goes staright to the ghetto, Coldblooded, Papa's got a bramd new bag, and I feel good. He had three major top hits, I got you, living in amercia, and i gotta a feeling. He never did complete his real dream, to be a star athlete. He was a great athlete but never did get around to going far instead he was caged up and was pressed charges against him on his birthday. But he improved by singing with the choir and the Famous flames. He was very sucessful in the music carrer.  he dominated his group and renamed it the famous flames. he was so confident he came to be solo and as we know wrote his own songs. He finally made it big with his number on hit i got you. he preformed a music vidoe of it. IN 1958 he was close to losing his record deal and he moved to New York, where he worked with many other muscial prodigys and got back to the top and stayed there for a very long time. He toured across the country and had a life on the road. People from far and wide came to notice his brillence. there was a saying by Pee Wee Ellis, James's saxaphonist, "When you heard James Brown coming to town, you would stop what you doing at start saving your money." On Oct. 24 1962 james brown recorded live  at Apollo theater in Harlem. Live at Apollo was one of the most best selling albums in amercia. He created a new music genre called funk. He was the Godfather  of soul, father of funk and grandfather of hip hop. His rein of music genius came to an end Dec. 25 2006. He died from a long fight with penomina and he passed away. he was a legand. in his memoior he wrote "Others may have followed in my wake, but i was the one who turned racist minstrestley into black soul - and by doing so became a cultural force." He was a very well known for his musical influences on the music industry and will be deeply missed.

Top Hits

  1.) I Got You(i feel good)  

  Lyrics: 

  (I Feel Good)

Ohhh

Chorus:
I feel good
I knew that I would now
I feel good
I knew that I would now
So good, so good, I got you!

Ohhh

I feel nice
Like sugar and spice
I feel nice
Like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice, 'cause I Got You

When I hold you in my arms
I know I can't do no wrong now
When I hold you in my arms
My love can't do me no harm

Chorus

When I hold you in my arms
I know I can't do no wrong now
When I hold you in my arms
My love can't do me no harm

Chorus

So good, So good, 'Cause I got you
So good, So good, 'Cause I got you
Hey Yeah
 

Meaning: That he is in a good mood becasue he is in love

 

2.) Living in America

  Lyrics

Yeah, uh! Get up, now! Ow! Knock out this!

Super highways, coast to coast,
easy to get anywhere
On the transcontinental overload,
just slide behind the wheel
How does it feel

When there's no destination - that's too far
And somewhere on the way,
you might find out who you are

Living in America - eye to eye, station to station
Living in America - hand to hand, across the nation
Living in America - got to have a celebration

Rock my soul

Smokestack, fatback,
many miles of railroad track
All night radio, keep on runnin'
through your rock 'n' roll soul
All night diners keep you awake,
hey, on black coffee and a hard roll

You might have to walk the fine line,
you might take the hard line
But everybody's working overtime

Living in America - eye to eye, station to station
Living in America - hand to hand, across the nation
Living in America - got to have a celebration

I live in America, help me out,
but I live in America,
wait a minute

You might not be looking for the promised land,
but you might find it anyway
Under one of those old familiar names
Like New Orleans (New Orleans),
Detroit City (Detroit City), Dallas (Dallas)
Pittsburg P.A. (Pittsburg P.A.),
New York City (New York City)
Kansas City (Kansas City),
Atlanta (Atlanta), Chicago and L.A.

Living in America - hit me
Living in America - yeah,
I walk in and out
Living in America

I live in America - state lines,
gonna make the prime, that
I live in America - hey,
I know what it means, I

Living in America - Eddie Murphy, eat your heart out
Living in America - hit me, I said now, eye to eye,
station to station
Living in America - so nice, with your bare self
Living in America - I feel good!
 Meaning: To be free
3.) I Got a Feeling

 Lyrics:

 

#ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">I got the feeling Baby, baby I got the feeling
You don't know what you do to me People are heavy, down in misery Hey, yeah, alright Hey, hey, good Lord
I got the feeling, alright
Baby, baby, baby Baby, baby, baby Baby, baby, baby Baby, baby
I got the feeling, baby Baby, sometimes I'm up Sometimes I'm down My heart, I'm around the town
I'm level with the ground, baby I said level with the ground Well, baby, you treat me bad
No, no, I know no, you don't mean it now Sometimes, I roam But I'll be coming back home Sometimes, I seem to be fly I just don't know when to say bye bye
Hey baby, baby I got that feeling, baby I have it, alright
Baby, baby, baby Baby, baby, baby Baby, baby, baby Baby, baby
Come on now Come on now Oh, oh, oh, oh


Meaning: We feel that the song says that he is deep and depressed about something that happenened in his past.

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