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The Urban Buzz Top Ten James Brown Songs of All-Time


If you follow my Top Ten lists in The Urban Buzz then you know the James Joseph Brown is my all-time favorite artist. Mr. Brown’s birthday was May 3rd, he would have been 81 years young; he passed away on December 25th, 2006. “The Godfather of Soul” is the top R&B artist for both the 60’s and 70’s but his work in the 70’s stands out for me.

To honor “Soul Brother #1” we thought  it would be “out-of-sight” if we did a Top Ten Songs of All-Time from James Brown.


JB It's a Mans World

 “It’s A Man’s World”


“Give It Up Or Turn It Loose”


JB Say it Loud

“Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud”


“I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing”


JB Papa

“Papa Don’t Take No Mess”


“Super Bad”


“The Payback”


JB Make it Funky

“Make It Funky”


“Doing It To Death”


“Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”

JB Sex


Kevin, Maria and James Brown

Kevin Fleming, Mr. Brown and Maria Fleming

Honorable Mention: “Get On the Good Foot”, “Soul Power”, “There Was A Time”, “There It Is”, “My Thang”, “Think”, “Lickin’ Stick”, “Living In America”, “Pass The Peas”, “Cold Sweat”, “Funky Drummer”, “I Feel Good”, “There It Is”, “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”, “Get Up Off That Thing”, “People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul”, “Money Won’t Change You” “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto” and too many more to mention.

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