The Godfather of Soul, Revisited

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Biographer RJ Smith explores the complicated but fascinating life of James Brown in a new book called “The One.” He joins guest host Christian McBride and bassist Fred Thomas, who added oomph to Brown’s band, for a look back at the "Godfather of Soul."

Watch the video below of James Brown performing on the TAMI Show (Teen Age Music International) at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in California, 1964.