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Reaganite. Al Sharpton mentor. Strom Thurmond worshipper. The soul-funk innovator had some complex and bizarre political views.
"We like to call it 'polyethnic Cajun slamgrass,'" he explained in a phone interview with the Mirror from his Colorado home.
Not only do you want to get up out of your seat to groove, but the lyrics and music feels like pure romance.
The tricky business of making movies about real-life musicians tends to best succeed in flicks about great performers or composers who died far too young.
Chadwick Boseman absolutely astounds when he's on stage performing as James Brown.
In a span of 13 days, the 28-year-old R&B singer/songwriter covered James Brown with Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles, opened for comedian Dave Chappelle in New York and spent Fourth of July on stage with Prince in New Orleans.
All this and a mobile sauna and a hot tub. Check out the full line-up - so far - here.
"Get on Up": Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in a film biography of the famous soul star.
Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained , Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance.
Growing up in San Francisco, Rodney Jackson knew that he wanted to dedicate his life to his passion and love for theatre.
At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up."
There's something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that's got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the food.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - There's something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that's got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the food.
More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
Growing up in Detroit, Dunlap says he was a major James Brown fan, with mad love for the drummers in the godfather of soul's band.
A superhuman effort will be needed by a group of friends who are hoping to raise cash for a good cause this weekend.
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