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James Brown

Biography

Funky only singer who gained fame for his anthem “I ACQUIRED You (PERSONALLY I THINK Great)” and Rolling Rock magazine placed him seventh on the set of the 100 very best artists ever. He lived along with his aunt who was simply a madam in a brothel and, after released from jail for robbery, he became a gospel vocalist. Referred to as The Godfather of Spirit, he became a interpersonal voice using the 1968 strike, “State It Loud-I’m Dark and I’m Happy.” He wedded Velma Warren on June 19, 1953, after that Deidre Jenkins on Oct 22, 1970, after that Adrienne Rodriguez in 1984, and lastly Tomi Rae Hynie on Dec 14, 2001. He helped to discovered American funk music and influenced future musicians such as for example Herbie Hancock.

Quick Facts


Full Name James Brown
Date Of Birth May 3, 1933
Died December 25, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Place Of Birth Barnwell, SC
Height 1.68 m
Profession Soul Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Tomi Rae Hynie, Adrienne Rodriguez, Deidre Jenkins, Velma Warren
Children Deanna Brown Thomas, LaRhonda Pettit, Yamma Noyola Brown Lumar, James Joseph Brown II, Venisha Brown, Teddy Brown, Lisa Brown, Daryl Brown, Terry Brown, Larry Brown
Parents Joseph Gardner Brown, Susie Brown
Awards Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Album Notes, American Music Award of Merit, BET Lifetime Achievement Award, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
Music Groups The J.B.'s, The Famous Flames, The Famous Flames, Sennen
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Video Artist
Movies The Power Of Soul, The Tuxedo, Undercover Brother, Blues Brothers 2000, Doctor Detroit, The Blues Brothers, Slaughter's Big Rip-Off, Black Caesar, James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden: 1968, Ski Party, Soulmates
TV Shows Future Shock
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1His first name James is named after James B Anderson. James Was born in small wooden shack in williston s.c. We're his father live and work for James M Anderson.
2Sons with first wife Velma were Teddy (1954-1973), Terry (1955-), and Larry (1958-).
3Daughters with second wife Deidre or "Deedee" are Deanna Brown and Yamma Brown.
4Mentioned in the hit song "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club.
5Mentioned in the song "When The World is Running Down" by The Police.
6Paroled after serving 3 years of his six years. His crime was in 1988 when he threatened pedestrians with firearms, abused PCP, and led a high-speed car chase down Interstate 20 in Augusta, Georgia. [1991]
7He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1501 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
8Voted the tenth greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.
9Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.
10One of the personalities mentioned in the song "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club. The others were Bob Marley, Smokey Robinson, Hamilton Bohannon, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare (as Sly and Robbie), and Kurtis Blow.
11He was diagnosed with heart disease in 2003.
12(November 14 2006) Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture.
13Performed at President Richard Nixon's first inauguration on 30 January 1969.
14Portions of James Brown's funeral services in Augusta, GA were shown live on CNN.
15Due to the timing of Brown's death, there were no flights out of Atlanta to fly Brown's body up to New York for a public viewing at the Apollo Theater. The funeral director and Al Sharpton opted to drive Brown's body from Atlanta to New York, instead.
16Life-long friend of Little Richard, since they were both teenagers.
17Was planning on singing at B.B. King's blues club in New York on New Year's Eve a week before he died.
18Got his start in music singing with Bobby Byrd's group the Famous Flames.
19His funeral was officiated by his good friend, Rev. Al Sharpton.
20Good friends with Rev. Al Sharpton since the 1970s and Rev. Jesse Jackson since the 1950s.
21Brown's hit singles like "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" and "Funky President" galvanized black youth during the turbulent '70's.
22He is the world's most sampled recording artist, and his song "Funky Drummer" the most sampled individual piece of music in history. The list of artists that sampled Brown ranged from Jay Z to Eric B. and Rakim to Public Enemy to DJ Shadow.
23Rev. Jesse Jackson regularly visited Brown while he served time for leading the police on a car chase and other various offenses in South Carolina in 1988.
24Insisted on using the title Mr. or Ms. for everyone in his band. He felt it was a sign of respect if people called each other by their proper title.
25In live shows, Brown would sometimes add the "I got ya" lyric in a song when he caught a musician making a mistake.
26Coordinated his dance moves to lead his band. Each movement was actually an instruction to the band.
27Some of his most popular songs include "Please, Please, Please" (1958), "I Got You (I Feel Good)" (1965), "It's A Man's Man's Man's World" (1966), "Cold Sweat" (1967), "I Got The Feelin'" (1968), "Get Up (I Like Being A) Sex Machine" (1970) and "Living in America" (1985).
28Holds the record for holder for charting the most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever reaching #1.
29Lived in Beeach Island, South Carolina at the time of his death.
30Augusta's 9th street was renamed "James Brown Boulevard" by mayor Charles DeVaney. [November 1993]
31Receiving 3 Grammys: Best R&B Recording ("Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", 1965), Best Male R&B Performance ("Living In America", 1986) and "Best Album Notes" ("Star Times," 1991). On February 25 1992, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards.
32US Secretary of State General Colin Powell appointed Brown to be the first US "secretary of soul and foreign minister of funk", but said the job description for the post had not yet been drawn up. [December 2003]
33In 2003 South Carolina granted him pardons for seven criminal convictions, some involving guns and drugs, over a 10-year period.
34[May 7, 2005] Reverend Al Sharpton unveiled a life-size bronze statue of Brown in Augusta, Georgia. The statue was supposed to be unveiled in May 2004, for Brown's 71st birthday, but the city postponed the ceremony because Brown was facing domestic violence charges for pushing and threatening his fourth wife, Tomirae Brown .
35Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism. He received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.
36Dismayed by the school shootings of the late 1990s, he spoke out against violence in schools, even writing a song, "Killing's Out and School's In.".
37J. Anthony Lukas's book on Boston race relations, "Common Ground", notes that a 1968 Brown performance the day after Rev. Martin Luther King's was assassinated helped keep the city from exploding.
38Was a friend of Elvis Presley.
39Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in December 2004.
40In 1991, the Techno group L.A. Style released a highly irreverent and controversial single entitled "James Brown Is Dead". There were two songs quickly made in response: "James Brown Is Still Alive" by Holy Noise, and "Who the F*** Is James Brown?" by Traumatic Stress.
41He was voted the 7th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
4228 January 2004 - Arrested for allegedly pushing his wife at their South Carolina home. Brown later filed for an annulment of their marriage.
43One of 5 recipients of the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors. The other recipients were Carol Burnett, Loretta Lynn, Mike Nichols, and Itzhak Perlman.
44Charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
45Son, with girlfriend Tomirae Brown, James Brown II, was born. [June 2001]
46He served 26 months in prison for leading police on a high speed chase in Georgia in 1988.
47His third wife, Adrienne Rodriguez, charged him 4 times with felony assault. She died of heart failure following plastic surgery.
48Singer, songwriter, band leader and record producer.
49Released from hospital following treatment for addiction to painkillers. [January 1998]


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center2012TV Movie documentary writer: "People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul"
Summer School1987"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game music: "Check It Out" / publisher: "Check It Out" / writer: "Check It Out"
Eye of the Tiger1986performer: "Gravity"
Tu cara me suena2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1980 - 1986 performer - 2 episodes, 1980 - 1986
Fresh MeatTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Iron Eagle1986performer: "There Was A Time" / writer: "There Was A Time"
Rude TubeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Rocky IV1985performer: "Living In America"
Friends with Kids2011performer: "Sweet Little Baby Boy"
EastEnders1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years2011Video documentary performer: "Out of Sight" / writer: "Out of Sight"
Moving Violations1985writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Doctor Detroit1983performer: "Get Up Offa That Thing / Doctor Detroit", "King Of Soul"
My Big Fat Gypsy WeddingTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Android1982performer: "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World" / writer: "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World"
The Interrupters2011Documentary writer: "Soul Power '74"
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1981 writer - 1 episode, 1981
Runaway2010/IShort writer: "Lost in the World" - uncredited
The Fan1981performer: "IT'S TOO FUNKY IN HERE"
X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Blues Brothers1980performer: "THE OLD LANDMARK", "JAILHOUSE ROCK" - uncredited
Detroit 1-8-7TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Quadrophenia1979performer: "Night Train"
Prozhektorperiskhilton2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Kids Are Alright1979Documentary writer: "Shout and Shimmy"
Glee2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Black Caesar1973performer: "Down and Out in New York City", "Mama's Dead", "Boss", "Big Daddy", "Blind Man Can See It", "Sportin' Life", "Dirty Harri", "Make It Good to Yourself", "White Lightning I Mean Moonshine", "Chase", "Like It Is, Like It Was" / writer: "Mama's Dead", "Boss", "Blind Man Can See It", "Sportin' Life", "Dirty Harri", "Make It Good to Yourself", "Mama Feelgood", "White Lightning I Mean Moonshine", "Chase", "Like It Is, Like It Was"
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cycle Sluts1971performer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine" - uncredited / writer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine" - uncredited
SOKO Stuttgart2010TV Series 1 episode
Music SceneTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1969 writer - 2 episodes, 1969
Iron Man 22010writer: "It Takes Two"
The Hollywood PalaceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1969 writer - 1 episode, 1969
UnsungTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Mondo Trasho1969performer: "Why Does Everything Happen to Me?" / writer: "Why Does Everything Happen to Me?"
Barney's Version2010writer: "Out of Sight"
Opportunity Knocks1968TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Go!! Show1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio FiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Shindig!TV Series writer - 12 episodes, 1965 performer - 1 episode, 1965
The Cleveland ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Hollywood a Go GoTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1965 performer - 2 episodes, 1965
The Runaways2010writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Where the Action IsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball2010Video performer: "It's A Man's Man's Man's World" / writer: "It's A Man's Man's Man's World"
Ski Party1965performer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Dancing on Ice FridayTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The T.A.M.I. Show1964Documentary performer: "Night Train", "Please Please Please", "Out of Sight", "Prisoner of Love" / writer: "Please Please Please", "Out of Sight"
Crazy on the Outside2010performer: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" / writer: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
The SimpsonsTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1993 - 2010 performer - 3 episodes, 1993 - 2010
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant2009performer: "There Was a Time - Kenny Dope Remix" / writer: "There Was a Time - Kenny Dope Remix"
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 producer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Dzi Croquettes2009Documentary performer: "Transmorgrapfication", "Hot Pants... I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming", "There It Is" / writer: "Transmorgrapfication", "Hot Pants... I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming", "There It Is"
America's Got TalentTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
The Proposal2009/Iwriter: "It Takes Two"
Fish Tank2009performer: "Get Up Offa That Thing"
Komedy Klub2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Diverso da chi?2009performer: "This Is A Man's, Man's, Man's World" / writer: "This Is A Man's, Man's, Man's World" - as J. Brown
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush2009TV Special writer: "Cross the Track We Better Go Back"
Everybody Hates ChrisTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2005 - 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Türkisch für Anfänger2007-2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Entourage2007-2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Sex: The RevolutionTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Soul Power2008Documentary performer: "Soul Power", "Payback", "Cold Sweat", "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me", "Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud" / writer: "Soul Power", "Payback", "Cold Sweat", "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me", "Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud", "Same Beat"
Pig Hunt2008performer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" / writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Seuls Two2008performer: "People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul" / writer: "People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul"
Premiya Muz-TV 20082008TV Special writer: "Megamiks"
You Don't Mess with the Zohan2008writer: "It Takes Two"
The Wackness2008performer: "Can't You See" / writer: "Can't You See"
ERTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Secret Diary of a Call GirlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Damages2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Esti showder2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Run, Fatboy, Run2007writer: "Ghetto Love" - as Brown
[email protected]2007Documentary performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Transformers2007performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Spider-Man 32007performer: "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" / writer: "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul"
Are We Done Yet?2007performer: "Take It to da House" / writer: "The Payback", "Take It to da House"
The Reaping2007performer: "Tell Me What I Did Wrong" / writer: "Tell Me What I Did Wrong"
Pride2007performer: "THE PAYBACK" / writer: "THE PAYBACK"
Talk to Me2007performer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World", "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" / writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World", "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud"
Banished2007performer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" / writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Celebrity Big Brother2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Within2007performer: "Papas' Got a Brand New Bag" / writer: "Papas' Got a Brand New Bag"
Wo ist Fred?2006performer: " Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine" / writer: " Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine"
Ygeia gia olous2006TV Series documentary performer: "I Feel Good" / writer: "I Feel Good"
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Malcolm in the Middle2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parashat Ha-ShavuaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Idols!2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
In the Mix2005performer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" / writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Sunday Driver2005Documentary writer: "Damn Right I Am Somebody"
Kinky Boots2005performer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" 1964 / writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" 1964
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture2005performer: "Sex Machine"
Australian Idol2003-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Romance & Cigarettes2005performer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" / writer: "Hot Pants", "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Elizabethtown2005performer: "That's Life" 1966
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005performer: "I Got Ants in My Pants" 1971 / writer: "I Got Ants in My Pants" 1971
Lost2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guess Who2005performer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess" 1974 / writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess" 1974
Robots2005performer: "SUPER BAD DANCE REMIX", "GET UP OFFA THAT THING" / writer: "SUPER BAD DANCE REMIX"
Be Cool2005performer: "The Boss" / writer: "The Boss"
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV Special performer: "Sex Machine" / writer: "Sex Machine"
The Wedding Date2005performer: "I Got the Feeling" / writer: "I Got the Feeling"
Gran Turismo 42004Video Game performer: " Call Me Super Bad Parts 1, 2 & 3" Gran Turismo 4 Pop Rox / writer: " Call Me Super Bad Parts 1, 2 & 3" Gran Turismo 4 Pop Rox
Flight of the Phoenix2004performer: "Night Train"
Blade: Trinity2004performer: "Hard Wax"
The WireTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2004 writer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2004
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Funky President", "The Payback" / writer: "I Know You Got Soul", "It Takes Two", "Cross the Tracks We Better Go Back", "Hot Pants", "Funky President", "Rock Me Again and Again", "Soul Power '74", "The Payback", "Think About It", "Grunt"
München 7TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Riding the Bullet2004performer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag Part 1" / writer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag Part 1"
Mr 30002004performer: "Call Me Super Bad", "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "Call Me Super Bad", "It Takes Two", "I Got You I Feel Good"
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story2004performer: "Dunkie Butt" / writer: "Dunkie Butt"
Garfield2004performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" 1965 / writer: "Call Me Super Bad" 1970, "I Got You I Feel Good" 1965
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Twisted2004/I"Get Up I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Machine", "Papa Don't Take No Mess" / performer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Machine", "Papa Don't Take No Mess"
The Woodsman2004performer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess Pt. 1" 1991 / writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess Pt. 1" 1991
Idol2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
South Park2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003Video "Living with a Hernia"
Get Up!2003performer: " I Feel Like Being Like A Sex Machine", "It's a Man's World" / writer: " I Feel Like Being Like A Sex Machine", "It's a Man's World"
The Bernie Mac Show2003TV Series 1 episode
The Real Cancun2003Documentary performer: "Take It To Da House", "Get Up I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Machine" / writer: "Take It To Da House", "Get Up I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Machine", "It Takes Two"
ScrubsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2003 writer - 2 episodes, 2003
Biker Boyz2003performer: "Call Me Super Bad Parts 1, 2, 3" / writer: "Call Me Super Bad Parts 1, 2, 3"
Kangaroo Jack2003writer: "2 Way"
DysFunktional Family2003Documentary performer: "Get Up offa That Thing", "Kansas City"
Two Weeks Notice2002performer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" / writer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"
Beat the Devil2002Short performer: "Funky Drummer, Pts. 1 & 2", "I Got the Feelin", "Get It Together, Pts. 1 & 2", "Please Please Please", "Super Bad Super Slick", "Give It Up or Turnit Loose", "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine", "The Payback", "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pts. 1 & 2", "Introduction/Out of Sight/Bring It Up Live", "I Got You I Feel Good", "Cold Sweat, Pts. 1 & 2" / writer: "Funky Drummer, Pts. 1 & 2", "I Got the Feelin", "Get It Together, Pts. 1 & 2", "Please Please Please", "Super Bad Supe
Boat Trip2002performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
The Tuxedo2002performer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine" / writer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine"
Love and a Bullet2002performer: "Night Train"
Barbershop2002performer: "Blind Man Can See It" / writer: "Blind Man Can See It" - as Brown
Drumline2002performer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" / writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Juwanna Mann2002performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Poolhall Junkies2002performer: "Payback" / writer: "Payback"
Undercover Brother2002performer: "Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud", "I Got The Feelin'", "I Got You I Feel Good", "Rapp Payback Where iz Moses" / writer: "Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud", "I Got The Feelin'", "I Got You I Feel Good", "Rapp Payback Where iz Moses"
City of God2002performer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being Like Sex Machine" / writer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being Like Sex Machine", "Hot Pants Road"
The New Guy2002performer: "Call Me Super Bad", "The New Guy" / writer: "Call Me Super Bad", "The New Guy"
Hey Arnold! The Movie2002writer: "2 Way"
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Showtime2002performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" 1964 / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good" 1964
Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra2002performer: "I Feel Good"
How High2001performer: "The Payback" / writer: "The Payback"
Black Knight2001performer: "GET US OFFA THAT THING"
Bones2001writer: "Revenge of Jimmy Bones"
Riding in Cars with Boys2001performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Life as a House2001writer: "Rearranged"
Osmosis Jones2001"Take it to Da House" / writer: "Take it to Da House" - as J. Brown
Rush Hour 22001writer: "Pass the Peas"
Legally Blonde2001performer: "Sex Machine" / writer: "Sex Machine"
What's the Worst That Could Happen?2001performer: "The Boss" / writer: "Mama Feelgood", "The Boss"
Exit Wounds2001performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
All stars: De serieTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Scratch2001Documentary performer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine", "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" / writer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine", "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
Acústico MTV: Os Paralamas do Sucesso2000TV Movie documentary writer: "I Feel Good"
Eat Me!2000performer: "Superbad, Pts. 1 & 2" / producer: "Superbad, Pts. 1 & 2" / writer: "Superbad, Pts. 1 & 2"
Snatch2000writer: "CROSS THE TRACKS WE BETTER GO BACK", "HOT PANTS I'M COMING, COMING, I'M COMING"
The Crew2000performer: "The Boss" / writer: "The Boss"
The Original Kings of Comedy2000Documentary writer: "Doing it to Death"
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000performer: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" / writer: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary performer: "I Got You", "Please Please Please" / writer: "I Got You", "Please Please Please"
Gun Shy2000performer: "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" / writer: "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World"
Boiler Room2000performer: "New York Ya Out There", "Funky Child" / writer: "Funky Child"
Isn't She Great2000performer: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "Ain't That a Groove", "I've Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "Ain't That a Groove", "I've Got You I Feel Good"
Aleph, lectures contades2000TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Liberty Heights1999performer: "Chonnie-on-Chon", "I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On", "Please, Please, Please" / writer: "Chonnie-on-Chon", "Please, Please, Please"
Skate and Destroy1999Video Game writer: "I Know You Got Soul"
Julien Donkey-Boy1999writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Bowfinger1999performer: "Super Bad, Super Slick" / writer: "Super Bad, Super Slick"
Muppets from Space1999performer: "Get Up Offa That Thing"
Edtv1999performer: "That's Life"
The Sopranos1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Favorite Martian1999performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
The '60s1999TV Movie performer: "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" / writer: "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud"
Payback1999/Iperformer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" / writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Warfreak1998performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentary performer: "That's the Way Love Goes" - uncredited / writer: "That's the Way Love Goes" - uncredited
Rush Hour1998performer: "Night Train"
Simon Birch1998performer: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag Part 1" / writer: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag Part 1"
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels1998performer: "The Boss", "The Payback" / writer: "The Boss", "The Payback"
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998performer: "Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud Part I", "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud Part I", "I Got You I Feel Good"
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998performer: "Ain't That A Groove" / writer: "Ain't That A Groove"
Doctor Dolittle1998writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train1998performer: "That's Life"
Goodbye Lover1998performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Blues Brothers 20001998performer: "Please, Please, Please" / writer: "Please, Please, Please"
Pistvakt - en vintersaga1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Food of Love1997writer: "Free Spirit Slow Burn"
Kiss the Girls1997performer: "I'll Go Crazy" / writer: "I'll Go Crazy"
Steel1997writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
How to Be a Player1997performer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine", "The Payback" / writer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine", "The Payback", "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World"
One Eight Seven1997writer: "Better Things"
Face/Off1997performer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag Part I" / writer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag Part I"
The Ditchdigger's Daughters1997TV Movie writer: "I Got You" "I Feel Good"
Das Leben ist eine Baustelle.1997performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Love Jones1997performer: "Blues and Pants" / writer: "Blues and Pants"
Ernst & lyset1996Short performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
The Closest Thing to Heaven1996performer: "Get On Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine" / writer: "Get On Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine"
Homicide: Life on the Street1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jerry Maguire1996writer: "Pass the Peas"
Mafia III2016Video Game performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" - uncredited / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good" - uncredited
Alles nur Tarnung1996performer: "I Got You I Feel Good", "Get Up I Feel Like Being Sex Machine" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good", "Get Up I Feel Like Being Sex Machine"
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Head Above Water1996performer: "Please, please please"
Nunca es tardeTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Muppets TonightTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
WimbledonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Get on the Bus1996performer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess" / writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess"
The Voice2012-2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Fled1996performer: "I Got The Feelin'" / writer: "I Got The Feelin'"
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest2016TV Movie documentary performer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine", "The Boss" - uncredited
Harriet the Spy1996performer: "Get Up Offa That Thing"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Nutty Professor1996performer: "Super Bad", "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "Super Bad", "I Got You I Feel Good"
Live Another Day2016Documentary performer: "Living In America"
Stars in Their Eyes1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Barbershop: The Next Cut2016performer: "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" / writer: "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul"
BallykissangelTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Vinyl2016TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Duro de acostar1996TV Series performer: "Gravity"
Independent LensTV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2004
Und täglich grüßt der Marienhof1996Video documentary short performer: "I Feel Good" - uncredited
The BlacklistTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
When We Were Kings1996Documentary performer: "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud", "In a Cold Sweat", "Gonna Have A Funky Good Time" / writer: "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud", "In a Cold Sweat", "Gonna Have A Funky Good Time"
Sisters2015/IIIwriter: "It Takes Two"
En el aire1995performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
The X Factor2010-2015TV Series writer - 5 episodes
It Takes Two1995performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Married with Children1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pretty Little LiarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Dead Presidents1995performer: "I Got The Feelin'", "Ain't That A Groove", "Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud", "The Payback" / writer: "I Got The Feelin'", "Ain't That A Groove", "Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud", "The Payback"
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1995writer: "This Is A Man's World"
Britain's Got TalentTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2015 performer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2015
Apollo 131995performer: "Night Train"
Entourage2015writer: "Peaches N Cream"
Panther1995/Iperformer: "I Got You I Feel Good", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud"
ScandalTV Series 1 episode, 2012 performer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Friday1995performer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine" / writer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine"
Focus2015/IIwriter: "It Takes Two"
Tommy Boy1995"I Love It Loud Injected Mix"
MulaneyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
New York UndercoverTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Paddington2014performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Martin1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Eyes2014/Iwriter: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Murder Was the Case: The Movie1995Video short "Murder Was the Case"
Australian Story2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight1995performer: "RAPP PAYBACK WHERE IZ MOSES!"
Dancing with the Stars2010-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994writer: "SAY IT LOUD I'M BLACK AND I'M PROUD", "GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE"
Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 producer - 1 episode, 2014
Party of FiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 2006 - 2014 performer - 6 episodes, 2006 - 2010
Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge...1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Get on Up2014performer: "Get Up Offa That Thing/Release the Pressure", "The Payback", "Out of Sight", "I Got You", "I Got You I Feel Good Live at Latin Casino", "Caldonia", "Please, Please, Please Live in Tampa", "Please, Please, Please", "Night Train Live at the Apollo", "Hold It Live at the Apollo", "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "It's a Man's Man's Man's World", "Please, Please, Please Live in Paris", "The Christmas Song", "Cold Sweat", "Mother Popcorn", "I Got the Feelin Live in Dallas", "I Can't Stand My
BaseballTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
The SixtiesTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Crooklyn1994performer: "Soul Power" / writer: "Soul Power", "Pass The Peas"
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014Video performer: "Hot Pants" / writer: "Hot Pants"
Florida LadyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Ghost in the Machine1993writer: "Mind Power"
About Last Night2014performer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine", "Soulful Christmas" / writer: "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine", "Soulful Christmas"
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993writer: "Get Up Offa That Thing / Dancing In The Street"
Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Mrs. Doubtfire1993performer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" / writer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"
Buddy2013/IIwriter: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the CityTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
White CollarTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
A Bronx Tale1993performer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" / writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Rugby League World CupTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2013
Laurel Avenue1993TV Series performer: "I Dont Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing" / writer: "I Dont Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing"
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 1 episode, 2013 writer - 6 episodes, 2008 - 2013 performer - 2 episodes, 2008
Mi vida loca1993performer: "Doin' It to Death" / writer: "Doin' It to Death"
Battle of the Year2013performer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose In the Jungle Groove Remix" / writer: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"
Who's the Man?1993performer: "You Don't Have to Worry" / writer: "You Don't Have to Worry" - as Brown
Jimi: All Is by My Side2013writer: "Out Of Sight"
Tribeca1993TV Series "Keep It Goin'"
The Butler2013/Iperformer: "Out Of Sight" / writer: "Out Of Sight"
Untamed Heart1993writer: "Try Me"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blood In, Blood Out1993performer: "Try Me" / writer: "Try Me"
LevensliedTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
Boomerang1992performer: "Bewildered"
The Great Gatsby2013writer: "No Church In The Wild"
Red Shoe Diaries1992TV Movie performer: "THE PAYBACK" / writer: "THE PAYBACK"
Finding the Funk2013Documentary performer: "Funky Drummer"
SjansTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
La croisière2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Cosby Show1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
White Men Can't Jump1992performer: "I GOT YOU I FEEL GOOD", "SUPER BAD" / writer: "I GOT YOU I FEEL GOOD", "SUPER BAD"
The Rocket2013performer: "Get on the Good Foot" / writer: "Get on the Good Foot"
The Wonder Years1990-1991TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Identity Thief2013writer: "The Payback"
Delirious1991performer: "IT'S A MAN'S, MAN'S, MAN'S WORLD" / writer: "IT'S A MAN'S, MAN'S, MAN'S WORLD"
I Give It a Year2013writer: "It Takes Two"
Hudson Hawk1991performer: "BODY HEAT"
Django Unchained2012performer: "Unchained The Payback/Untouchable" / writer: "Unchained The Payback/Untouchable"
Doogie Howser, M.D.TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
The Filthy Frank ShowTV Series short performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Mad Bull 341990TV Mini-Series performer: "Time to Get Busy" / writer: "Time to Get Busy"
Voice - Danmarks største stemme2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Not Fade Away2012performer: "There Was A Time" / writer: "There Was A Time"
Quantum LeapTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Stars 802012performer: "Living in America"
The Return of Superfly1990"Somethin' Like Dis"
Criança Esperança 20122012TV Special writer: "Ponta de Lança Africano Umbabarauma / Hit the Road Jack / Superstition / Black or White"
Jacob's Ladder1990/Iperformer: "MY THANG" / writer: "MY THANG" - as J. Brown
Sparkle2012/Iwriter: "When You Gonna Get Respect When You Haven't Cut Your Process Yet"
Mr. Destiny1990performer: "I GOT YOU I FEEL GOOD" / writer: "I GOT YOU I FEEL GOOD"
The Voice UK2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Midnight CallerTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
No Church in the Wild2012Video short writer: "No Church in the Wild"
Get a Life1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol2010-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Pump Up the Volume1990writer: "Freedom of Speech"
Katy Perry Live Lounge Special2012TV Special writer: "Niggas in Paris" as "Ninjas in Paris"
Another 48 Hrs.1990writer: "I GOT THE FEELIN'"
Dancing Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
K-91989performer: "I FEEL GOOD" / writer: "I FEEL GOOD"
A Thousand Words2012/Iperformer: "Talking Loud And Saying Nothing" / writer: "Talking Loud And Saying Nothing"
Moonlighting1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Charles Bradley: Soul of America2012Documentary writer: "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World"
Who's Harry Crumb?1989performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Smash2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wilder Westen, inclusive1988TV Mini-Series performer: "Living In America" / writer: "Living In America"
Late Show with David Letterman2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Torch Song Trilogy1988performer: "Hot Pants" / writer: "Hot Pants"
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Off Limits1988performer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" / writer: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Frontline2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Good Morning, Vietnam1987performer: "I Got You I Feel Good" / writer: "I Got You I Feel Good"
Think Like a Man2012performer: "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World" / writer: "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World", "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Safe House2012performer: "No Church in the Wild" / writer: "No Church in the Wild"
No Man's Land1987writer: "I Got You I Feel Good" - uncredited
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary performer: "Funky Drummer" / writer: "Funky Drummer", "It Takes Two"
Full HouseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tuxedo2002James Brown
The Artist's Journey: Funk Blast2000Himself
Blues Brothers 20001998Cleophus James
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1997TV SeriesHostage Negotiator
Amen1991TV SeriesJames Brown
Miami Vice1987TV SeriesLou De Long
Rocky IV1985The Godfather of Soul
Doctor Detroit1983Bandleader
The Blues Brothers1980Reverend Cleophus James
The Phynx1970James Brown

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Future Shock1976TV Series
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off1973
Black Caesar1973

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unusual Circumstances2015Short stock music
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off1973music performer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Future Shock1976TV Series producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Life and Times of Gangsta Brown Part 22012special thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Power of Soul2015DocumentaryHimself
Night of the Proms2013TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
Sid Bernstein Presents...2010DocumentaryHimself
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown2009DocumentaryHimself
James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message2008Video documentaryHimself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself (as James Brown and the Flames)
Glastonbury2006DocumentaryHimself
The World's Greatest Gigs2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Usher's Project Restart2005TV MovieHimself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: The Blues Brothers2005TV MovieHimself
T in the Park2005TV MovieHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2005TV SeriesHimself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Howard Stern1998-2005TV SeriesHimself
(Inside) Out: James Brown's Last Chance2005TV MovieHimself - Host
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Glastonbury 20042004TV SeriesHimself
The Olympic Torch Concert Live2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2003TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Pulse2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The CBS Morning News2003TV SeriesHimself
TV total2003TV SeriesHimself
Soul Man: Isaac Hayes2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Paper Chasers2003Documentary
Pavarotti & Friends 2002 for Angola2002TV Special documentaryGuest Performer
Beat the Devil2002ShortHimself (as Mr. James Brown)
HBO First Look2002TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself
Undercover Brother2002Himself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000Video documentaryHimself
James Brown: Live from the House of Blues2000Video documentaryHimself
CNN World Beat2000TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
WCW SuperBrawl 20002000TV MovieHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
Holy Man1998Himself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
Soulmates1997Himself
Super Bowl XXXI1997TV SpecialHimself - Halftime Show Performer
The Caleb Crump Show1996TV SeriesHimself
When We Were Kings1996DocumentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame1995TV Special documentaryHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Si on chantait1995TV SeriesHimself
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesHimself
Michael Ball1994TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Wheel of Fortune1994TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Simpsons1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1993TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
In Living Color1993TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Interview1993TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialHimself
A Party for Richard Pryor1991TV Special documentaryHimself
Influences: James Brown and M.C. Hammer1991TV MovieHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1983-1991TV SeriesHimself
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll1991TV Series documentaryHimself
The Word1990TV SeriesHimself
James Brown & Friends: Set Fire to the Soul1988Video documentaryHimself
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Throb1986TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Arena1985TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHimself
Motown Returns to the Apollo1985TV SpecialHimself
Les enfants du rock1985TV SeriesHimself
James Brown: Live at Chastain Park1985VideoHimself - Vocals
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll1984TV MovieHimself - Performer
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651961-1983TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
When the Music's Over1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
The John Davidson Show1982TV SeriesHimself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHimself
Musikladen1981TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1980TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Sha Na Na1980TV SeriesHimself
James Brown: Body Heat1979Video documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1969-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor / Himself - Soul Singer
The Midnight Special1974-1977TV SeriesHimself
Future Shock1976TV SeriesHimself - Host
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1975TV SeriesHimself
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner1975Himself - Ringside Commentator
In Concert1974TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1973-1974TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1973TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The David Frost Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
The Match Game1968-1969TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Hollywood Palace1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Jerry Lewis Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1968TV Series
The Merv Griffin Show1968TV SeriesHimself
James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden, 19681968TV MovieHimself
Where the Action Is1965-1967TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1966TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1966TV SeriesHimself- / Himself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself
Ski Party1965Himself (as James Brown and The Famous Flames)
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesHimself
The T.A.M.I. Show1964DocumentaryHimself (as James Brown and The Flames)
The KPIX Dance Party1959TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown2014DocumentaryHimself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV SeriesHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Finding the Funk2013DocumentaryHimself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryReverend Cleophus James
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV SpecialHimself
The Real Rocky2011TV MovieHimself
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years2011Video documentaryHimself
Plages des 60's2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
My Music: Aretha Franklin Presents Soul Rewind2010TV MovieHimself
Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America2009DocumentaryHimself
Soul Power2008DocumentaryHimself
Mr. Brown2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Night James Brown Saved Boston2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Glastonbury 20072007TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
This Is the N2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (In Memory Of)
Soul Britannia2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
TV total2007TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Junkie2006DocumentaryHimself
Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer2006Video documentaryHimself
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentaryHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats2003VideoHimself
MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos2002Video documentaryHimself (segment "Too Legit to Quit")
The New Guy2002Himself (uncredited)
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Playboy: The Party Continues2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Isn't She Great2000Himself (uncredited)
Smoothie1992DocumentaryHimself
Shindig! Presents Soul1991Video documentary shortHimself
Great Performances1991TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues1988Video documentaryHimself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Train1973TV Series documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicDjango Unchained (2012)· Rocky Roberts
· Luis Bacalov
· Ennio Morricone
· Edda Dell'Orso
· Jim Croce
· John Legend
· RZA
· Rick Ross
· Jerry Goldsmith
2003BET AwardBET AwardsLifetime Achievement Award
1997Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on January 10, 1997 at 1501 Vine Street

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongSafe House (2012)· Jay Z (Performer, Writer)
· The Dream (Writer)
· Frank Ocean (Performer, Writer)
· Kanye West (Performer, Writer)
· Charles Njapa (Writer)
· Mike Dean (Writer)
· Phil Manzanera (Writer)
· Joseph Maloy Roach (Writer)
· Gary Wright (Writer)

TitleSalary
The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)$15,000

#Quote
1Sometimes, you like to let the hair do the talking!
2I've been in slavery all my life. Ain't nothing changes for me but the address.
3We 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.
4I would like to pass on the want to do something. The need is there. Good lyrics are good things, but I would like to pass on that drive, that vigorous undying determination.
5Disco is James Brown, hip-hop is James Brown, rap is James Brown; you know what I'm saying? You hear all the rappers, 90% of their music is me.
6[about Elvis Presley] I wasn't just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. Last time I saw him was at Graceland. We sang "Old Blind Barnabus" together, a gospel song. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There'll never be another like that soul brother.

#Trademark
1Cape -- in nearly every performance, James Brown would fall to his knees and a member of his entourage would come onstage and place a cape around his shoulders. He would then feign recovery only to fall onto his knees again - after doing this a couple of times James would break-out in one of his trademark dance moves and drive the crowd wild!
2Dance moves
3Pompadour hairstyle

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