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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.

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... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself
Bobby Byrd ... Himself
Greg Tate ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself
... Himself (as John 'Jabo' Starks)
Eugene 'Bull' Connor ... Himself (archive footage) (as Bull Connor)
... Himself
Martha High ... Herself
... Himself (archive footage)
Melvin Parker ... Himself
Alan Leeds ... Himself
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A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.

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Get Down
Written by James Brown, Charles Bobbitt, Salaam Remi (as Salaam Remi Gibbs), Nas (as Nasir Jones) and Fred Wesley
Performed by Nas
Contains samples from "The Boss" and "Funky Drummer" as performed by James Brown
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Fantastic!!
2 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

A must see for any James Brown fan. And a great introduction to anyone wanting to know more of him.

It well illustrates the drive and originality of this musician. Certainly one of the greats of the 20th century. An innovator whose influence can be directly seen on Prince and Michael Jackson. And as the documentary well shows – an unbelievable tyrant to his band- members.

A lot of interesting interviews and revelations - and WOW performances in this documentary. Fasten your seat belts – the man could move!! Also some very worthwhile special features.


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