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Saturday, July 26, 2008

James Brown Memorabilia Auctioned Off

Some of the belongings of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, went on the auction block last week and brought in just over $850,000. More than 300 memorabilia items were sold by Christie’s of New York. Aside from his infamous jumpsuits and capes there were many other personal mementos available for purchase including a medical bracelet worn by Brown. Paul Shaffer of the Late Show with David Letterman won the bracelet with a bid of more than $32,500. Some of his satin capes went for more than $35,000.

James Joseph Brown who had the distinction of many titles, including The Godfather of Soul was also known as the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. He was born in Barnwell, South Carolina. His professional career began in 1953 and he quickly ascended the popular music charts to become one of the most influential figures of the genre with hit songs like “Papas Got a Brand New Bag” and “I Got You (I Feel Good).” James Brown died at in 2006 at the age of 73 but the mystique of this legendary performer will live on through his music and now through his memorabilia as well.

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