Brown, James

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Brown, James Gender: M
James Joseph Brown, Jr.
born on 3 May 1933 at 12:10 (= 12:10 PM )
Place Barnwell, South Carolina, 33n15, 81w22
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°48' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°44 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 15°45'

James Brown (in Belgrade in 1993)
photo: own work by Ranko, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American recording artist and musician. One of the founding fathers of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul". In a career that spanned six decades, Brown profoundly influenced the development of many different musical genres.

After a stint in prison for robbery, Brown began his career as a gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia. Joining an R&B vocal group called the Avons that later evolved to become The Famous Flames, Brown served as the group's lead singer. Coming to national public attention with the late 1950s ballads "Please, Please, Please" and "Try Me", Brown built a reputation as a tireless live performer with singing group The Famous Flames and his backing band, sometimes known as the James Brown Band or the James Brown Orchestra. Brown's success peaked in the 1960s with the live album, Live at the Apollo, and hit singles such as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "I Got You" and "It's a Man's Man's Man's World". During the late 1960s, Brown moved from a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music-making that influenced the development of funk music. By the early 1970s, Brown had fully established the funk sound after the formation of The J.B.'s with records such as "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" and "The Payback". Brown also became notable for songs of social commentary including the 1968 hit, "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud". Brown continued to perform and record for the duration of his life and died on December 25, 2006 from congestive heart failure and pneumonia.

Brown holds the record as the artist to have charted the most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever hitting number-one on that chart. In spite of this, however, Brown recorded seventeen number-one singles on the R&B charts. Brown was honored by many institutions including inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Disease 25 December 2006 at 01:45 AM in Atlanta (congestive heart failure and pneumonia)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield suggests a time of 12:10 p.m. putting the mid-degree of Leo on the ascendant, based on Brown's statement that he has Leo rising: “Super Bad: James Brown” by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, February 2004:

Q: Are you a typical Taurean?

A: If God had made me a Pisces or Capricorn or Aries or whatever, I’d have wanted to get ahead and do better. But now, according to the thing, I am a Taurus. I’m a hard Taurus. And I made a mistake in marrying a Taurus woman. Half my age. And Leo is my rising sign.

Starkman rectified to 12.06.12 EST Asc 14Leo57'


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor (bandleader)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (drums, percussion, organ, keyboards)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Soul/funk)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer