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Martin’s Press, 1996. Browne, Roscoe Lee 31 Further Listening Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag: 1964–1969. A & M, 2 CDs, 1996. Live at the Apollo, Vol. 2. Polydor, 2 CDs, 2001. 20 All-Time Greatest Hits. Mercury, CD, 1991. Further Viewing I Got the Feelin’: James Brown in the 60s (2008). Shout Factory, DVD box set, 2008. Browne, Roscoe Lee (1925–2007)╇ actor One of the most erudite and intelligent black actors of his generation, Roscoe Lee Browne found success on the stage, screen, and television.

He also did other things on the street, such as shoplifting and breaking into cars. At age 15, this lat- ter activity landed him in prison for an eight-to-16-year stretch. Prison was a training ground for Brown. He formed his first musical group, whose only instruments were a washtub bass and pocket combs played as harmonicas. His musical talents earned him a parole in just three years. Once on the outside, Brown played semi-pro baseball and tried boxing for a time. But a leg injury ended his athletic career, and he turned back to music for a living.

Of Minnie the Moocher and Me. New York: Crowell, 1976. Jazz Profiles. ’” NPR Web site. Available online. php? storyId=17408368. Downloaded on February 3, 2009. Further Listening Are You Hep to the Jive? (1935). Sbme Special Mkts, CD, 2008. Further Viewing Cab Calloway Swinging at His Best. Passport Video, DVD, 2005. Cambridge, Godfrey (1933–1976)╇ comedian, actor Godfrey Cambridge was of the brightest members of the new generation of African-American comics to emerge in the early 1960s, but his career was tragically cut short by his early death at age 43.

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