While James Brown was growing up in Augusta, he lived in very poor conditions. He lived with an aunt who ran a prostitution house and was often in trouble with the law. To help make ends meet, James would do odd jobs and look for ways to make extra money. One of those ways was by entertaining soldiers with his dancing and sometimes singing.

In addition to places where Mr. Brown frequented as a young boy and after he reached legendary status, James Brown fans can get on the good foot and experience these 5 awesome spots around the city.

1. T-BONZ Restaurant

 

19th hole. #T-Bonz

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One of Mr. Dynamite's favorite places to eat. Ask to be seated in the James Brown corner and order one his favorites from the menu.

2. S & S Cafeteria

 

The variety in type makes me happy.

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Another favorite restaurant for home cooking.

3. DeShawn's Seafood & Chicken

 

He's ready!!! #Mister #Dinner #saturdaynight #crablegsfordays #allyoucaneat #deshawns #northaugustasc

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This restaurant in Augusta's River Region is run by Mr. Brown's extended family. Ask and they may share a family story or two!

4. Soul Bar

Dedicated to the rhythm and soul of music and its biggest talents. A plethora of James Brown mementos and memorabilia adorn the walls.

5. DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Augusta

 

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Formerly the Sheraton Augusta hotel, Mr. Brown held several birthday bashes at the hotel, where his photograph would be projected on the side of the building. He was a frequent diner in the hotel's restaurant where he enjoyed his favorite dish - liver and onions.