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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Christian McBride ... Himself
Bobby Byrd Bobby Byrd ... Himself
Greg Tate Greg Tate ... Himself
Louis Jordan ... Himself (archive footage)
Duke Ellington ... Himself (archive footage)
Mick Jagger ... Himself
John Starks ... Himself (as John 'Jabo' Starks)
Eugene 'Bull' Connor Eugene 'Bull' Connor ... Himself (archive footage) (as Bull Connor)
Al Sharpton ... Himself
Martha High Martha High ... Herself
Little Richard ... Himself (archive footage)
Melvin Parker Melvin Parker ... Himself
Alan Leeds Alan Leeds ... Himself
Clyde Stubblefield ... 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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Documentary | Music

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Dynamite See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Soundtracks

The Sidewinder
Written by Lee Morgan
Performed by James Brown
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Great documentary at the rise to mid point of his career
20 November 2017 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

Loads of awesome footage and great music that chronicles everything up to his moustache period with some emphasis on his faults, but also heaps of praise on his activism, message, and of course badass dancing and singing. Makes you want to get up and dance yourself! Leaves you wanting to see the (assuming it's being made) eventual part 2 to complete the story of the man's life


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