James Joseph Brown (May 1933 – December was a singer, songwriter, and musician. In a career that spanned six decades, Brown moved on a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music making.
James Brown - An American recording artist and musician :: He is one of the founding fathers of funk music, and he largely influenced the development of several music genres. James Brown is the "The Godfather of Soul". Photographed by Allan Tannenbaum