James Brown

James Brown

  • Born on
    • April 3rd, 1933
  • Died on
    • December 25th, 2006
James Brown (May 3, 1933 - December 25, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter, eventually referred to as "The Godfather of Soul"(GFOS). Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up. He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called "the hardest-working man in show business". Brown began his professional music career in 1956 and rose to fame during the late 1950s and early 1960s on the strength of his thrilling live performances and string of smash hits. In spite of various personal problems and setbacks he continued to score hits in every decade through the 1980s. In addition to his acclaim in music, Brown was also a presence in American political affairs during the 1960s and 1970s.

Starring James Brown on Plex


Acting (6 Credits)

2004TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
2002The Tuxedo as James Brown
1998Blues Brothers 2000 as Cleophus James
1985Rocky IV as The Godfather of Soul
1983Doctor Detroit as Bandleader
1980The Blues Brothers as Cleophus James

Himself (10 Credits)

2019The Apollo as Himself
2014Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown as Himself (archive footage)
2008Soul Power as Himself (archive footage)
2005Live 8 as Himself
2002Beat the Devil as Himself (as Mr. James Brown)
2002Undercover Brother as Self
1996When We Were Kings as Himself
1968James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden, 1968 as Himself
1965Ski Party as Himself (as James Brown and The Famous Flames)
1964The T.A.M.I. Show as Self

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