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1. "Every James Brown cut makes a party get crazy. He's the god of all music. I always play different wild remixes of his songs because people start bugging out when they realise what I'm playing."
Author: Afrika Bambaataa
2. "Flea, you can't quit," I pleaded. "I'm going t? be the JamesBrown of the eighties."
Author: Anthony Kiedis
3. "James Brown was one of the first artists who found four bars that he liked and played them the entire way through, and then he just added to it vocally."
Author: Brian Austin Green
4. "But that kind of falls in line; when you think about it, James Brown was a funk minimalist. All of those parts create a sum that's larger than than the individual parts."
Author: Charlie Hunter
5. "I drew a lot of inspiration from the Ginuwines, the Ushers, the Michael Jacksons, the James Browns, Sam Cooke."
Author: Chris Brown
6. "Tommy moved on. "Lash, your people have been oppressed for hundreds of years. It's time to strike back. Look, you don't have your MBA yet - they haven't completely juiced you of your usefulness yet. Would Martin Luther King back down from this challenge? Malcolm X? James Brown? Don't you have a dream? Don't you feel good, like you knew that you would, now?"
Author: Christopher Moore
7. "It's like James Brown used to say... I don't know, but whatever I play it's got to be funky."
Author: Curtis Jones
8. "You say 'African music' and you think 'tribal drumming.' But there's a lot of African music that's like James Brown, and a lot, too, that sounds very Hispanic."
Author: Damian Marley
9. "Charles and I are from Augusta, Ga. - so we come from James Brown territory, soul music and Motown. And Charles has always had a lot of Southern rock in there as well."
Author: Dave Haywood
10. "You want a hero in the music world? James Brown. He brought a feeling to music without really using words. He's just famous for his sound."
Author: David Lee Roth
11. "It was Frankie Lymon all over again," Marvin said. "Only this kid had mastered James Brown's moves. Michael was like Stevie. From the very beginning, he worried me."
Author: David Ritz
12. "I named my new son James Joseph Brown II. I think he's going to be a lot better than I was."
Author: James Brown
13. "I've studied a lot of great people over the years - Pete Seeger, James Brown - and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired, though I can't say I dance like James."
Author: John Fogerty
14. "Doing this James Brown thing for the last couple of days has been ideal. But it's a different kind of fun."
Author: Jules Shear
15. "I was a James Brown junkie as a kid."
Author: L.A. Reid
16. "James Brown is the perfect example of flashy but classy. Classy doesn't have to mean boring. His gear was flamboyant but without being so over the top. The cape was probably the biggest part of his persona. He looked like Superman."
Author: Mayer Hawthorne
17. "Psy is fantastic. He's shifted the planet. He's got the whole world dancing. And it's a rarity in this world. Only four people made that happen in history - James Brown, Michael Jackson, yours truly and Psy."
Author: MC Hammer
18. "I know a lot of famous people didn't do well at school, like James Brown; he dropped out in fifth grade to be an entertainer, I respect that... but that's not going to be me. I'm not going to be able to do anything but work as hard as possible all the time and compete with everyone I know all the time to make it."
Author: Ned Vizzini
19. "James Brown was my favorite, my absolute idol. Every time I played with him was like a music lesson, and I never thought I could be so funky! I mean, a white boy from Canada - a Jew - getting down with his funky bad self!"
Author: Paul Shaffer
20. "I grew in the inner city, listening to Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, James Brown, The Commodores - lots of soul music."
Author: Stefon Harris

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