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James Brown: He’s Brown And He’s Proud

Cynthia Rose, Observer, The, 16 September 1990

"NOT TOO MANY people can really set a precedent," James Brown told me. "But then, I was never too traditional about music." What an understatement. Without James Brown, there could never have been a Michel Jackson or a Prince. He is the Andy Warhol of sound – a man who managed to change how pop music was made and heard.

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