Tuesday, January 02, 2007
“Godfather of Soul”
James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, died Monday, December 25, 2006 in Atlanta. He was 73. Brown died of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia.
Through the years, James Brown did not only call himself “the hardest working man in show business.” He also went by “Mr. Dynamite,” “Soul Brother No. 1,” “the Minister of Super Heavy Funk” and “the Godfather of Soul”.