In the mid-1980s, the simultaneous explosion of the rare groove scene in England and increased funk sampling brought James Brown a new generation of fans. The Godfather of Soul wasn't the only beneficiary: Lesser-known names in Brown's musical cosa nostra got rediscovered, too, as samples of previously obscure tracks served as the basis for hits (Lyn Collins' "Think" and Bobby Byrd's "I Know You Got Soul" delivered the hooks for, respectively, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock's "It Takes Two" and Eric B. & Rakim's "I... More >>>