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James Brown
(1933-2006) born on
May 03
US singer. The Godfather of Soul begin his career at 15 singing gospel and rhythm and blues; his hits include "Out of Sight," and "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag."
         
   
F
Don't terrorize. Organize. Don't burn. Give kids a chance to learn . . . The real answer to race problems in this country is education. Not burning and killing. Be ready. Be qualified. Own something. Be somebody. That's Black Power.

R
Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Every body needs that.
A
Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.
N
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.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Statement on national TV during the riots in Washington, DC, 1968.
R: "The Godfather of Soul," 1986.
A: "The Godfather of Soul," 1986.
N: "The Godfather of Soul," 1986.
K: "The Godfather of Soul," 1986.
   


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