James Brown may have been the hardest-working man in show business,
but no one in the history of rock & roll has covered more ground than
His music has spanned several styles: From his early 80’s material,
rooted in R&B, funk, and soul, he has constantly expanded his musical
palette throughout his illustrious career, absorbing many other genres
including New Wave, pop, rock, blues, jazz, and hip hop.
It is this diversity and willingness to experiment that has made him
one of the most influential artists of the last two decades.
On this collection we have compiled a selection of classic cover
versions of his biggest hits, including ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Controversy’
‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker’ by a host of major
artists from soul legend D’Angelo and reggaes latest sensations The
Dynamics to dance stars Soulwax, Osunlade & Rob Mello through to and
Dubsteps Kode 9.
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