Mr “Soul Power” James Brown, better known as the Godfather Of Soul, would have celebrated his 80th birthday today. The prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader is the most sampled artist in history. He was recognized for numerous titles including Soul Brother Number One, Sex Machine, Mr. Dynamite, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, The King of Funk, Minister of The New New Super Heavy Funk, Mr. Please Please Please Please Himself, I Feel Good, and foremost The Godfather of Soul. The Godfather Of Soul was known for his colorful performances on stage.
Brown died Dec 25, 2006 of congestive heart failure and complications from pneumonia.