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Mr. Dynamite : the rise of James Brown
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally produced as a documentary in 2014.

Documents the life and career of soul musician James Brown, using interviews with band members and contemporaries, historical footage, and archival performances of classic songs. Includes optional roundtable commentary with Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Christian McBride, Alan Leeds, and Harry Weinger.

Bonus features (approximately 47 min.): additional interview clips from original James Brown Revue members Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis, Fred Wesley, Bootsy Collins, Martha High, Maceo Parker, Melvin Parker, Jab'o Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, and "Cape Man" Danny Ray, as well as Chuck D, Alan Leeds, Christian McBridge, Rev. Al Sharpton, Greg Tate, and Ahmir Questlove Thompson; music video "It's a man's man's man's world," directed by Xavier Fauthoux; James Brown and the J.B.'s live on Soul train, September 14, 1974, performing the medley Cold sweat/I can't stand myself (when you touch me)/Papa's got a brand new bag/The payback; James Brown interview by Don Cornelius and performance of blues medley, Goin' down slow/Gambler's blues/It's my own fault/I'm sorry, with B.B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland, from Soul train, March 15, 1975.
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System Details:
DVD; all regions; NTSC; anamorphic widescreen 16:9; full screen 4:3; Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English dialogue; with optional English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.