James Brown
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"James Joseph Brown" was an American recording artist and musician. One of the founding fathers of funk music and a major figure of 20th century music/20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of soul music/Soul". In a career that spanned six decades, Brown influenced the development of several music genres.

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When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.

I've outdone anyone you can name - Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.

I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know.

… I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.

Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.

We need to protect the kids by giving them something to do, ... (It's about) making them interested, making them love mom and dad more, love the family more, love themselves more and love their school. So there won't have to be killing in school.

It doesn't matter how you travel it, it's the same road. It doesn't get any easier when you get bigger, it gets harder. And it will kill you if you let it.

[Life philosophy:] I don't really care what people think, ... I just do my own thing. ... I like being loud and letting people know I'm there.

Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.