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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To James Brown, 'Godfather Of Funk'

NPR | Aug. 19, 2014 7:58 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 19, 2014 12:58 p.m.

Even though James Brown died in 2006 at age 73, he continues to be influential — a new biopic about him called Get On Up, premieres in theaters Friday.

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Fresh Air recorded interviews with Brown’s biographer and two musicians who played in his band. And in 2005, James Brown chatted with Terry Gross after the publication of his autobiography I Feel Good.

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