4/4. Mark Lamarr profiles R&B, soul and funk legend James Brown to mark the 50th anniversary of his studio recording of Please Please Please. The series ends with a look at Brown's mixed fortunes since the mid-to-late 70s, when disco stomped on his career, though his film appearance as the Rev
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Brothers put him in touch with a new generation. Success and personal troubles followed with the 1986 crowd-pleaser Living in America and, from 1988, a spell in prison. Featuring input from producer and Soul II Soul founder Jazzie B
(Beresford Romeo) and James Brown , who discusses working with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Will Young and the Black Eyed Peas. Plus Brown's exclusive airing of an extract from his album due for release later this year.
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10/10. Charlie Gillett profiles influential behind-the scenes musical artists, concluding with instrumentalist and producer Ben Mandelson , who as consultant/ director of GlobeStyle Records has championed world music.
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