BROWN, James( American singer in the style of rhythm and blues, gospel and soul)
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BROWN, JAMES (Brown, James) (p. 1928), American singer in the style of rhythm and blues, gospel and soul. Born Tennesci June 17, 1928. Y 'king' of soul music was a textbook difficult childhood: vegetating in the black ghetto, as a teenager worked as a street shining shoes, had repeatedly showdown with the police, culminating in a prison term. In the late 1940's began singing in gospel groups, learned to play keyboards and percussion. He has performed in many clubs from the Negro rhythm-and-blues group 'Famous Flames'. Thanks to the powerful deep voice quickly became one of the most popular performers and signed a contract with 'King', which in 1956 released his first bestseller, "Please, please, please" (Please Please Please). By the end of 1950 Brown was recognized as 'king' rhythm & blues, capable of single-handedly collected thousands-strong audience of spectators (at the time sold out stadiums could arrange only collective galas). Tour of Britain and other European countries have also enjoyed huge success. However, the famous singer in the United States was limited to only 'black' audience. In 1960 came the classic things Brown: "Think" (Think), . "Prisoner of Love" (Prisoner of Love), . "You - my" (I Got You), . "This man, . Male, . men's world "(It's a Man's Man's Man's World), . "Cold sweat" (Cold Sweat), . Say out loud: I'm black, . and I'm proud of it "(Say It Loud I'm Black I'm Proud), . "My sense" (I've Got the Feelin '), etc.,
. In the 1970's Brown has successfully toured the country, speaking to a white audience. Concerts musician has always attracted thousands of spectators, each of his speech turned into a powerful show, during which the performer, like a skilful preacher in the church, established an emotional connection with the audience. In an interview with the 1980's veteran said proudly: 'I recorded about 800 songs. 83 of them went the millions. Others are sold in an edition of 700 thousand, 800 thousand, 900 thousand ... There are those who sold eight, ten, fifteen million copies. I recorded the song "Please, please, please" in 1955, but it is still reprinted and reprinted '.
In 1986, one of the first elected member of the 'Hall of Fame rock n' roll '.