It seems that 2006 will close on a note of sadness. At 1:45 on Christmas Day, the world lost one of the most influential figures in music over the last fifty years, James Brown. Known by many as the Godfather of Soul, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, Soul Brother Number One, and a slew of other nicknames, Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia on December 24th.
James Brown certainly left one formidable legacy behind. With hit singles like “I’ve Got You (I Feel Good)”, “Say It Loud–I’m Black and I’m Proud”, “(Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”, “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” and “Please, Please, Please” as well as some of the most energetic live albums in recorded history, he will forever be often imitated and never duplicated.http://www.smnnews.com/index.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1167057376&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&