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James Brown

Please, Please, Please

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James Joseph Brown (May 5, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. Eventually referred to as “The Godfather of Soul”, Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up. He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called “the hardest-working man in show business”. A prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader, Brown was a pivotal force in the music industry, leaving his mark on numerous artists.“Even as his own career declined during the height of the golden age of hip hop, Brown’s work found new life in the form of digital sampling; he would go on to become the most sampled artist in the history of the genre.... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Please, please don't go ... Honey, please don't ... Well, oh yeah, love, I love you so

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This song is listed #142 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Popular in Soul (See Charts): Man In The Mirror, On The Line, Music And Me, Fall Again, I'll Be There, It's A Man's Man's World, Stand By Me, I Got You (I Feel Good), (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, and Upside Down.

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