James Brown Dancing

Written by on July 17, 2018


17th July 1965, King Records released ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag’ by James Brown, which went on to sell over 2 million copies and receive the Grammy Award for best for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording. ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag’ is considered seminal in the emergence of funk music as a distinct style. More on James Brown: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/james_brown_dancing

James Brown Dancing

During May 1988, Brown was arrested for the fifth time in 12 months, following a car chase near his home. He was charged with assault, resisting arrest and being in charge of illegal weapons, and was given a 6-year jail sentence.


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