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This fabulous DVD shows the great performer at the top of his career performing at Chastain Park, singing such timeless classics as Papa's Got A Brand New Bag and I Feel Good. Life, however, hasn't always been so good for the musician. James Brown, it must be said, has had a very varied life! Born in South Carolina in 1933, Brown's first step into adulthood were halted when, at the age of 16 he took part in a robbery and was arrested. He received a sentence of 8-16 years hard labour, although he served only a short period. Arguably the only good to come from his brief spell in prison was meeting local man Bobby Byrd in a baseball match which led to their performing in various clubs in Taccoa; a chance meeting that gave birth to his career. In 1955 he joined the "Famous Flames" and attracted representatives of King Records and subsequently released Please, Please, Please that would become a top ten R&B hit. There followed many chartbound releases selling in excess of 100 million worldwide; but trouble seemed to stalk Brown as the IRS cornered him in the 70s demanding unpaid taxes of a colossal $4.5 million! Additionally he was involved in a major radio scandal and the break-up of his marriage. But to top all of these disastrous events, there was still to come the untimely death of his son, Teddy in a car accident: all this within the 70s - a truly desperate decade! But whatever life has thrown at James Brown he has definitely earned the soubriquet of "living legend"- he is simply an unparalleled talent. TITLES: 1. GIVE IT UP TURN IT LOOSE 2. TOO FUNKY IN HERE 3. TRY ME 4. GET ON THE GOOD FOOT 5. PRISONER OF LOVE 6. GET UP OFFA THAT THING 7. GEORGIA ON MY MIND 8. IT'S A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD 9. COLD SWEAT 10. PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG 11. I FEEL GOOD 12. PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE 13. JAMES BROWN JAM

  • Classics/Oldies, Concerts
  • 2004