James Brown: Royal Albert Hall, London
Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 19 July 2003
THE LOVED CHILD, they say, has many names. Make what you will of the fact that most of James Brown's epithets – The World's Greatest Entertainer, The Hardest-Working Man in Showbusiness, Soul Brother Number One, The Amazing Mister "Please Please Please", The Godfather of Soul – have been self-bestowed. The sheer number of bodies crammed into the Royal Albert Hall tells you that plenty of people still concur.
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