"The One: The Life and Music of James Brown"
"The One: The Life and Music of James Brown" is without a doubt the definitive work on one of the most significant and influential figures in 20th century popular music.
For the last three years, Chris Lawyer has been the host of Hip City on 88.1 KDHX, each Wednesday, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Central. Every show is an opportunity to get schooled on some of the best and lesser-known gems of '60s, '70s and current funk and soul music, with the occasional cut of hip-hop thrown in for good measure.
Bob Dylan is in lukewarm water again over questions of plagiarism -- this time for his paintings.
With a certifiable R&B legend like Charles Walker leading the way, the Dynamites could have just coasted along on his coattails. Instead, the Nashville band builds expansive, original compositions and turns the funk up to 11.