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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."
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.

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.
Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.
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.
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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