James Brown Height

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.

Famous singer James Joseph Brown isn't known as The Godfather of Soul without a reason. He was the central progenitor of funk music and one of the biggest figures of 20th-century music.

About James Brown's Contentious Height

James Brown's height is a contentious subject. We have to be careful here and tread lightly.

Apparently, at the start of 2007, just a month after James Brown had died, two old pals got into a deadly argument about James Brown's real height and shot each other in their abdomens (not their own abdomens) -- well one of them at least did, the other one missed.

Apparently, the argument was whether James Brown was "six-three" or not.

James Brown was not tall -- nowhere close to 6 feet 3 inches as a matter of fact. That's clear from just taking a look at him.

We have seen many tall people, and they don't look like James Brown.

They also don't have a penchant for wearing heeled shoes either. On the other hand, we have seen many short people who are built just like James Brown and get towered by women.

James Brown's height was listed as 5 feet 7 inches on his driving license, but the thing is that you don't actually get measured for it. You can usually plug in whatever number you like as your height (within reason, lol!).

After taking a careful look at James Brown, we think the number "5 feet 7 inches" is a bit too much for him. If anything, later in his career Mr. Brown looked closer to 5 feet 5 inches than any other number.

The real height of James Brown was

5 ft 5 in (165 cm)

James Brown standing with Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson
James Brown standing with Elvis Presley (almost 6") and Michael Jackson (5'9")

Here are a few more honest James Brown quotes

The real problem in the country.

Don't terrorize. Organize. Don't burn. Give kids a chance to learn . . . The real answer to race problems in this country is education. Not burning and killing. Be ready. Be qualified. Own something. Be somebody. That's Black Power.

To get what you want...

You got to use what you got to get just what you want.

Being a doctorate in...

I only got a seventh-grade education, but I have a doctorate in funk, and I like to put that to good use.

Who he is?

I've got a soul and I'm super bad.

Not caring what others think.

I don't really care what people think, ... I just do my own thing. ... I like being loud and letting people know I'm there.

On music.

Music, it requires more than brawn. It requires a lot of heart. You gotta put love in there.

Teaching others.

You can't teach others if you are living the same way.

Try it again.

If you don't get it the first time, back up and try it again.

On spiritual nourishment.

Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.

On his purpose.

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy.

Live for...

You got to live for yourself, yourself,, and nobody else.

On miracles.

In our advanced technological age, most people deny the possibility of miracles... Miracles don't happen, we are told because they contravene the laws of nature, and worse, they sound religious! Yet we live and move in a sea of miracles.

On saying sorry.

Takes a man or a woman to say I'm sorry, and it takes a fool to walk away.

On the road.

It doesn't matter how you travel it, it's the same road. It doesn't get any easier when you get bigger, it gets harder. And it will kill you if you let it.

The two most important things.

Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.

Teaching them everything?

I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know.

Helping yourself.

I want to say to you, Help yourself, so you can help someone else.

On life.

You only live once.