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Soul Brother #1 Was…Chinese?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2008 in Asian American, Music | 1 comment

Is this generally known? Talking about his genetic makeup, James Brown wrote in his autobiography “I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul”:

“I also have some Chinese in me, at least as much as I have black (and maybe a little Egyptian King Tut thrown in for good measure). All you have to do is look at my face–it’s all there.”

Don’t believe me? Check page 54, the beginning of the second chapter, using the search engine on

Okay, okay, JB was pretty whacked out at times, certainly not in the least here. But hell, I want it to be true so badly. C’mon, papa’s got a brand new five-pound bag of rice!

In any case, happy lunar new year!

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  1. Chez

    See! Chinese people CAN dance!

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