James Brown: The Highs and Lows

October 27, 2014 5:57 PM

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In his brand new HBO documentary Mr. Dynamite, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney documents the rise of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Produced by Mick Jagger, the film documents Brown's pioneering musical work, as well as his philanthropy and his contribution to the civil rights movement. Ahead of its debut, some of his former musicians recall the highs and lows of their time with the star.

Levi Rasbury [Trombonist/Road Manager]: When I first saw James Brown, I had never been to a concert before. Imagine going to your first concert, and the star of the show comes sliding out of the curtains on one foot, to the center of the stage! And everything on the stage is moving. You got the saxo...

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