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noah | July 15, 2008 10:30 am
noah | July 15, 2008 10:30 am

A South Carolina judge has given the go-ahead to this Thursday’s auction of James Brown’s possessions. So, who wants to start passing the hat for an Idolator-reader bid on the blue cape pictured at right? More »


South Carolina Judge To Decide Whether The People Will Be Able To Get On Up With James Brown’s Memorabilia

noah | July 14, 2008 4:00 am
noah | July 14, 2008 4:00 am

d5099301l.jpgNo news on whether or not the auction of James Brown’s belongings that’s set to take place this Thursday at Christie’s in New York City is happening–a South Carolina judge is set to hand down a decision over whether or not a court had the right to appoint new trustees to the Godfather of Soul’s estate later today–but that doesn’t mean we can’t look at the catalog’s offerings, which include the “SEX”-emblazoned jumpsuit shown at left. It’s wool, which would imply some itchiness, no? (I guess that helped encourage him to dance.) It’s expected to sell for between $5,000 and $7,000, which seems a bit dear–but we’ve compiled some other, cheaper pieces of memorabilia after the jump.

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James Brown: The Wives Just Keep On Coming

jharv | November 8, 2007 2:45 am
jharv | November 8, 2007 2:45 am

jbid.jpgHow many honeys does one Godfather need? The answer may surprise you.

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jharv | October 12, 2007 9:15 am
jharv | October 12, 2007 9:15 am

This international quartet of James Brown covers proves just how funkily pervasive the Godfather’s influence was at his late ’60s/early ’70s peak, from Brazil to America and back again, with “its fair share of hnnngh and splat” but “also lots of froth.” More »


James Brown Quartet Covers

jharv | October 12, 2007 9:15 am
jharv | October 12, 2007 9:15 am

This international quartet of James Brown covers proves just how funkily pervasive the Godfather’s influence was at his late ’60s/early ’70s peak, from Brazil to America and back again, with “its fair share of hnnngh and splat” but “also lots of froth.” More »


James Brown’s Latest Distinction: Cautionary Example

jharv | September 11, 2007 10:03 am
jharv | September 11, 2007 10:03 am

jbid.jpgAfter rewiring the space-time technology of popular music and racking up a list of…incidents with the law, you’d think the departed Godfather could just enjoy his cloud while staying out of trouble, but instead, according to the Associated Press, he’s being claimed as the reason Illinois lawmakers have rewritten the state’s rape laws:

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James Brown Still Can’t Get Any Rest

Brian Raftery | February 27, 2007 11:10 am
Brian Raftery | February 27, 2007 11:10 am

The James Brown-is-dead brouhaha continues: First his children were fighting over his estate; after that, they had to settle where his body was buried. More »


James Brown May Finally Be Able To Get Some Rest

Brian Raftery | February 21, 2007 8:47 am
Brian Raftery | February 21, 2007 8:47 am

Nearly two months after James Brown hot-pantsed his way into heaven, his family members have finally agreed on a secret burial location for the body, which will be laid to rest within the next few days (though there’s still tension between Brown’s six children, his partner, and his estate manager… More »


Liner Notes: James Brown Is Looking Down Disapprovingly From Heaven

Brian Raftery | January 26, 2007 12:32 pm
Brian Raftery | January 26, 2007 12:32 pm

– The battle for James Brown’s estate is getting even uglier, with six of the singer’s children filing to have the trustees removed. More »



Liner Notes: Even In The Afterlife, The Godfather Of Soul Rolls Deep

Brian Raftery | January 12, 2007 12:46 pm
Brian Raftery | January 12, 2007 12:46 pm

– As his children haggle over the estate, James Brown’s still-unburied body is kept in a temperature-controlled room, and watched over by security guards. [Billboard] – Oh, and he apparently left his partner and his 5-year-old son out of the will. More »