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This week, to help wrap up your Independence Day celebrations, we're offering the greatest showman of the 20th century, James Brown, singing one of our favorite patriotic songs, "Living In America." The late, great Brown, whose career ran from the mid-1950s into the new century, was known as both "The Godfather of Soul" and "The Hardest Working Man In Show Business," titles he certainly earned. A litany of his hits--"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "Please, Please, Please," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," and "It's A Man's Man's Man's World," among others--is a list of essential soul music.
"Living In America" is from the great Rocky IV, certainly the finest installment in that series, and most of the video is also from the classic film. The 1985 song was Brown's first Top 10 hit since "Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud)" back in 1968 and won him a Grammy Award for Best Male R&BRead More »from James Brown, Framed