A tribute to Soul Brother #1-James Brown. "The Big Payback" is a two disc set of mixes featuring James Brown, with interview with JB himself, critic Dave Marsh, Motown producer harry Weinger, Soul Train's Don Cornelius, Sammy Davis Jr, talk show host Mike Douglas, Bobby Byrd and other band members and all the big hits--All Mixed Up!
Also features "A Shortcut to Soul" (A Motorcity Musical) featuring a mix of almost every Motown/Tamla hit mixed with interviews and rare clips of the artists and producers. Disc also includes the "Motown Remix" and Jame Brown clips and full interviews.
One of the most important and influential figures in all of popular music, James Brown left a legacy that has shaped music in more ways than are imaginable. Though often nicknamed "The Godfather of Soul" (among many other nicknames), it is for his invention of funk that he is most revered. A huge and very popular genre in and of itself, funk also led directly to disco and hip-hop, as well as influencing almost every other kind of popular music - from pop to rock to jazz, and so on.