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The accompanying information’s boast of “ultra-rare tracks” could have been a euphemism for “scraping the barrel”. But because of the apparently bottomless pit of 1970s Afro-funk still being found and dusted down – and because this is an Analog Africa release – you can be sure quality control has been maintained for this “Return to Ghana 1974-1983”.

James Brown, the guru of laddism, leaves `GQ' after a lapse of taste and sales

JAMES BROWN, the creator of Loaded, instigator of laddism, award- winning editor and the man who revolutionised men's magazines, has parted company with GQ after a serious lapse in taste and some disappointing sales figures.

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Media analysis: The original lads' magazine is in need of reloading

YOU HAVE to feel sorry for Derek Harbinson, who was the editor of Loaded until last week when he was replaced by one of the founders of the magazine.

Rowing: Warnock keeps a cool head in medal chase

THE BRITISH rowing team has put 11 crews into the finals for top six places and may well convert half of these to medals at the World Rowing Championships in Cologne this weekend.

ROWING: McNiven's men set the pace

THE WIND has become the dominant feature in the World Rowing Championships and is expected to disturb the racing for at least the next two days. Yesterday the breeze, which had been gentle and warm for the first part of the week, became a strong cross-wind and, although four lanes on the north side of the course were regarded as fair, the races involving five or six crews were postponed to the evening.

City & Business: Keep an eye on Washington, not Moscow

A LONG time ago when I was in my first year at university, I heard about this guy at Yale: top maths student, great athlete, and he fronted a rock 'n' roll band, billing himself as James Brown's blue-eyed soul brother. Since I was a big James Brown fan - greatest soul artist in the world - I was doubly curious about the Yale man. Here was a paragon by all the standard Ivy League criteria, but with soul to boot.

ARTS: CINEMA: The Blues Brothers just get younger

Despite the death of John Belushi, John Landis hasn't given up on the Blues Brothers. Nicholas Barber meets the director with a mission to entertain

Interview: Carleen Anderson - The soul diva of Surrey

In the States, she shared a stage with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. But it is since settling in England that Carleen Anderson has found solo success, a passionate following - and a place to call home

CV; MARY ANNE HOBBS Radio 1 DJ

When I was a very small girl in Garstang, Lancashire, I used to buy a music paper called Sounds. It was always my dream to write for them. I left school in 1981 with a pitiful collection of CSEs and took a job in an egg-packing factory, and mulled over how to get a job at Sounds.

James Brown on drug charge

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, has been charged with drug and gun offences just a week after leaving hospital for treatment for drug addiction.

No censorship please - we're grown-ups, aren't we?

There's porn and there's 'adult entertainment', campaigners tell Hester Lacey

Not tonight, Melinda, I'm, er, watching telly

No 200: THE SUN

Letter: Lad done good

James Brown's manners may not be to everyone's taste (his taste may not be to everyone's taste) but there is no denying he is the most revolutionary force in British magazines today (Review, 5 October). Loaded not only changed the face of publishing, it shifted our cultural landscape, it shaped its time. To write a profile without acknowledging Brown's achievements is unfair, lax and mealy-minded. Brown might be wayward but he's talented and gets results more pedestrian editors can only dream of: you don't get the goals of Ian Wright without the tantrums.

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The bad-boy creator of 'Loaded' has quit to edit upmarket 'GQ'. Not everyone was sad to see him go. Tim Hulse talked to the rising star and some who feared the fierceness of its heat

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