500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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James Brown, 'Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud'

Writers: Brown, Pee Wee Ellis
Producer: Brown
Released: Sept. '68, King
11 weeks; No. 10

In 1968, Brown traded his processed 'do for an Afro and started writing songs like this anthem. The real stars are Clyde Stubblefield on drums and the L.A. kids — mostly white and Asian-American — yelling, "I’mblack and I’m proud."

Appears on: 50th Anniversary Collection (UTV/Polydor)

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