James Brown

American Masters Who Shaped Black History

In honor of Black History Month, American Masters looks at a selection of its archive to highlight artists and advocates who shaped America’s culture, changed the course of history, and took a stand in the Civil Rights Movement to create a lawful and just society for all. Browse the archive of American Masters for more. […]

James Brown: Soul Survivor

Filmmaker Interview

Producer and director Jeremy Marre spoke to AMERICAN MASTERS Online about the making of the film and what he wanted it to reveal about this legendary artist. Q: Why did you select James Brown as the subject for your film? Jeremy Marre: I don’t know exactly when I first became interested in making a film […]

James Brown: Soul Survivor

Soul Survivor

by James Maycock “As I always said, if people wanted to know who James Brown is, all they have to do is listen to my music.” “The Hardest-Working Man in Show Business,” “Soul Brother Number One,” “the Godfather of Soul,” “the Minister of New New Super Heavy Funk” — in whatever guise, James Brown is […]