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Brown, James (1933–2006) US singer 

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Tim Rutherford-JohnsonTim Rutherford-Johnson

Brown’s flamboyant and energetic stage persona, raw, rasping vocals, and stripped-down, groove-based approach profoundly influenced several decades of black popular music, from rhythm and blues to hip-hop. Often known as the ‘Godfather of Soul’, he is also believed to be the most frequently sampled artist. His ‘Say It Loud—I’m Black and I’m Proud’ (... ...

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