“I’d like to know. Are you really ready for some super dynamite soul?” This week’s Soul Cooking playlist (where we explore soul, funk and other music that has influenced hip-hop) is dedicated to the one and only James Brown.

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No discussion about Soul and hip-hop is complete without mentioning James Brown. He has been sampled more than any other artist and his impact cannot be overstated. He really needs no introduction (other than the one above).  This playlist starts out with a groove and just gets funkier and funkier from there.  You’ll hear songs like Funky Drummer, The Boss, The Payback, Super Bad, Say It Loud and many, many more. Just press play, sit back and get ready for some Soul Power.