James Brown recorded 63 studio albums, 15 live albums, and 49 compilation albums over his long career.
Brown married Velma Warren for the first time in 1953. They divorced in 1969 after having three boys together. From 1970 until 1981, he was married to Deidre Jenkins.
He died on Christmas Day 2006, at the age of 73, from congestive heart failure with Pneumonia complications.