|20000708||Courtney Pine presents a two-part documentary exploring the career of James Brown, a key figure in the transformation both of R 'n' B into soul and soul into funk.|
This first programme looks at Brown's early years.
Born into poverty in the South, he ran foul of the law before being granted parole and starting his music career in a gospel group.
With comments from Brown himself and his musical associates.
|20000715||Courtney Pine presents the second of two documentaries exploring the career of music legend James Brown.|
The programme focuses on Brown's flirtation with American politics, his creation of funk music and his movie successes.
Plus how the James Brown beat still pulsates through modern hip-hop.
With contributions from Jazzie B, Maceo Parker, Boy George, Daryl Hall and Brown himself.