James Brown Performing “Please, Please, Please” in 1956

Here is the Godfather of Soul, in 1956, performing his first hit single, “Please, Please, Please.” King/Federal owner Syd Nathan thought that “Please, Please, Please” was a “piece of shit,” but he still put it out nationwide, just to prove that the record was no good.

The record quickly zoomed up the R&B charts to #5 and sold over 1 million copies.

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