Charles Thomson
  • James Brown: The Big Payback Last November in Augusta, Georgia, thousands of needy people ate a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner – as they do every year – thanks to James Brown. In December, Brown’s daughters handed bags of Christmas presents to over a thousand underprivileged children. Their new academy is helping to secure college scholarships for budding young musicians. Charles Thomson speaks to the Godfather of Soul’s friends and family about their efforts to continue his little-known humanitarian work. February 2, 2013