History for the Rest of Us

James Brown

James Brown

May 3, 2012

Born May 3, 1933, James Brown was a singer, musician, songwriter, radio station owner, and recording artist. He is considered the founding father of funk music (his 1967 hit ‘Cold Sweat’ cited as the first true funk song) with a signature groove that emphasized the first beat of every measure. He had a significant impact on popular music and dance...