james brown

The “Godfather of Soul”  James Brown was born on May 3, 1933, he would have been 80-years-old today. In honor of his birthday, the TJMS…

Authorized biopics of legendary musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain are stuck in various stages of development, but another music film long in gestation – dramatizing the bumpy life and times of James Brown – may finally be gearing up. Producer Brian Grazer, whose credits range from Apollo 13 and Rush to 8 Mile and Katy Perry: Part of Me, has been trying to make the movie […]

Funk singer Marva Whitney, nicknamed by collaborator James Brown “Soul Sister Number 1”, has died from complications from pneumonia. According to an announcement on her Facebook page, Whitney, born Marva Ann Manning, passed away on Saturday. Whitney began her music career as a child, joining her family gospel group, the Manning Gospel Singers. She toured with James Brown […]

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James Brown R&B legend, songwritter, musician and recording artist.  He is the originator of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance.  James Brown gave us great hits one after another such as: I Feel Good, Living in America, Payback, and many more hits.  James Brown the ‘GodFather’ of soul […]

Times are hard…The daughter of deceased music legend James Brown, Venisha Brown is accused of stealing a car on one side of the river and…

As part of our ongoing Black Music Month coverage legendary Producer and DJ Pete Rock to a break from recording with Camp Lo and Roy Ayers to  share with TheUrbandaily what exactly Black Music means to him. As Told To Jerry L. Barrow Black music to Pete Rock is like steak to a hungry lion. […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) The Apollo Theater 253 W 125th Street When: October 24, 1962 What: The Godfather Of Soul records his live performance at the world famous venue, and it becomes the first Soul album to go platinum. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black […]

jungle boogie (jungle –oft attrib to Hindi jangal + boogie – prob alter of bogle – goblin, object of fear) a 1974 hit by Kool & the Gang, frequently sampled by hip-hop artists, perhaps the funkiest piece of music ever recorded.

The hours immediately following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr were understandably a very tense time across the United States.