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James Brown - Veteran rock/soul singer known as "The Godfather of Soul" and "the hardest working man in show business."

'I Feel Good!!! - JAMES BROWN

Over the years, James Brown has acted on the police drama MIAMI VICE/NBC/1984-89; hosted the musical variety show IT'S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO/SYN/1987+; appeared on vintage musical snippets on DICK CLARK'S GOLDEN GREATS/SYN/1988-89; talked about his career on THE DAVID FROST SHOW/SYN/1969-72; and performed at the half-time show of SUPERBOWL XXXI in 1997.

Perhaps his most memorable performance was the final episode of the sitcom AMEN/NBC/1986-91 where he performed his classic "I Feel Good" on a telethon to raise money to save The First Community Church in Philadelphia. His upbeat antics brought on the labor and delivery of Deacon Frye's (Sherman Hemsley) pregnant daughter, Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford).

The soulful James Brown once revealed his secret of success in an interview for Musician magazine (4/86) when he said "Back when everybody was listening to soaps-suds songs and jingles, I emphasized the beat, not the melody, understand? Heat the beat, and the rest'll turn sweet."

On Sunday, December 24, 2006, James Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He died Christamas day at around 1:45 a.m.

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