Does anyone question that James Brown was the most intense performer of all-time? If so, they haven't seen these shows. Call him what you want, Mr. Please Please Please, Soul Brother No. 1, Godfather of Soul, but the bottom line is the man performed with an energy, urgency and intensity that puts everyone else to shame.
As we mourn the loss of James Brown, who suddenly passed away on Christmas Day at 73, we remember Brown as more than just the Godfather of Soul. He was also: Soul Brother Number One, Mr. Dynamite, The Hardest-Working Man in Show Business, Minister of The New New Super Heavy Funk, Mr. Please Please Please and The Boss. We couldn’t help but share 20 of James Brown’s greatest quotes.