Two-time Grammy Award winner, James Brown, has over 100 charted hits to his name. Born 3rd May 1933 in South Carolina, Brown grew up through poverty. After joining the Gospel Starlighters in 1953, later to be known as Famous Flames, Brown finds success with the groups first single ‘Please Please Please.’ In 1958, James Brown's first #1 hit, "Try Me," is released. This track became the best selling single of its year and was the first of 17 chart topping R & B singles by Brown.
Although writing virtually every song he has recorded, Brown is better known as a recording artist, singer and concert performer. ‘Live At Chastain Park,’ recorded in 1985, shows Brown at his best. Performing some of his biggest hits including ‘Get Up Offa That Thing’ and ‘I Got You (I Feel Good),’ James Brown shows he is truly worthy of the name "Godfather of Soul." Watch the show for the visual experience, then listen to the audio CD, that includes a selection of Brown’s biggest hits and some brilliant remixes, making it the real “definitive” collection.