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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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Alex Gibney

Writer:

Alex Gibney
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Brown ... Self (archive footage)
Christian McBride ... Self
Bobby Byrd Bobby Byrd ... Self
Greg Tate Greg Tate ... Self
Louis Jordan ... Self (archive footage)
Duke Ellington ... Self (archive footage)
Mick Jagger ... Self
John Starks ... Self (as John 'Jabo' Starks)
Eugene 'Bull' Connor ... Self (archive footage) (as Bull Connor)
Al Sharpton ... Self
Martha High Martha High ... Self
Little Richard ... Self (archive footage)
Melvin Parker Melvin Parker ... Self
Alan Leeds Alan Leeds ... Self
Clyde Stubblefield ... Self
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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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Ain't That A Groove
Written by James Brown and Nat Jones
Performed by James Brown
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Fantastic!!
2 January 2017 | by MikeyB1793See 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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