What can you say about James Brown? He is usually credited with being the actual creator of funk plus the Godfather of Soul.
There are a few things that surprised me while learning more about James Brown.
- He was involved with music from an early age – way before he went to prison as a teenager.
- He knew how to play several instruments. I’ve never seen him play guitar but it makes sense.
- People are surprised that he was a demanding bandleader. I’m not surprised. He’s not sloppy as far as being a musician or a bandleader. You have to be somewhat demanding to get the best out of people.