James Brown's Original Funky Divas
by Various Artists
Released: Apr 1998
Label: Universal Motown Records Group
In addition to being the Godfather of Soul, James Brown also helped nurture the careers of several supporting artists. Not just limited to Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, JB gave shine to a handful of exceptional (and overlooked) female vocalists. This 46-track compilation focuses on these sirens of soul, such as Lyn Collins, Vicki Anderson and Marva Whitney.