Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Forget Elvis and Dylan. James Brown is America's Most Important Pop Star.

That's what Jody Rosen at Slate is arguing. "Brown's achievement is larger than his own oeuvre and the genres that it begat. Flip on the radio virtually anywhere on earth today, and you will hear the sound of the Brown Revolution, the blare of propulsive, polyrhythmic dance music."

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