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OTR column – in search of the real James Brown

James McBride’s “Kill ‘Em & Leave” seeks to find the real godfather of soul amidst the caricatures and cartoons

You think you know me? Huh!

Fri, Sep 16, 2016, 12:55


You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “With James Brown, we kind of thought we knew everything about the Godfather of Soul when he died on Christmas Day 2006. All the triumphs and transgressions were out there in the open to see. We knew about the highs and lows, from putting the spark into the funk in the 1960s to a string of legal, personal and drug problems which dogged his life and culminated in a 1988 car chase, arrest and prison spell.”