Music Minute: James Brown, 'The Godfather of Soul'

May 3, 2017

On this day in 1933, James Brown, who lived much of his life in Augusta, was born.

The funk legend recorded sixteen singles that topped the Billboard R&B Charts, including this song in 1966, “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man's World.”


Brown’s signature voice and provocative dance moves inspired a generation of future artists. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.   

After seven decades of groundbreaking work, Brown passed away in Atlanta on Christmas Day in 2006.

In honor of the former singer, The Augusta Museum of History features the "Godfather of Soul" exhibit to commemorate the influential career of James Brown.