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Four Years of James Brown Singles

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Four Years of James Brown Singles

Four Years of James Brown Singles

Four Years of James Brown Singles

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A review of a new collection of James Brown's first four years of singles: James Brown: The Singles: The Federal Years 1956-1960 (Hip-O Select). James Brown was one of the most distinctive and influential musical figures of the last half-century. He was a one-of-a-kind performer, which wasn't always something that worked in his favor.