James Brown was an American singer songwriter, record producer, dancer and bandleader. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the “Godfather of Soul”. In a career that spanned six decades, Brown influenced the development of several music genres. Brown started his career as a gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia. Joining an R&B vocal group called the Avons that later evolved to become The Flames, he served as the group’s lead singer. First catching the national public’s attention in the late 1950s as a member of the singing group The Famous Flames with the hit ballads “Please, Please, Please” and “Try Me”. Brown built a reputation as a tireless live performer with The Famous Flames and his backing band. His success peaked in the 1960s with the live album Live at the Apollo and hit singles such as “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” and “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”. James Brown recorded 16 singles that peaked at number one on the Billboard R&B charts and he also holds the record for the most singles listed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart which did not reach number one. Brown has received honors from many institutions, including inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In the Billboard R&B charts from 1942 to 2010, James Brown is ranked as number one in The Top 500 Artists. He is ranked seventh on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of its 100 greatest artists of all time. Rolling Stone has also cited Brown as the most sampled artist of all time.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to James Brown. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from James Brown albums and most notable recordings.