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James Brown's Funky Christmas

Published: 12/25/2011
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"Godfather of Soul" James Brown performs during a Java Jazz Festival concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, in this March 4, 2005 file photo. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, file)

James Brown died on Christmas day, five years ago. We loved the Godfather of Soul while he was alive, and we still love him now. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday, we hope you're having a very funky day today.

Written by Linnea Crowther

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