The Godfather Of Soul shows his support during a difficult time...

JAMES BROWN donated 400 tickets to military personnel for a gig in HOUSTON last Saturday (March 29) as a show of support for America’s War effort.

The self-proclaimed Godfather of Soul claimed the move was intended to give a boost to military workers as the war against Iraq continued.

“I grew up as a poor boy and was able to rise up and be an entertainer and help others,” Brown said through a spokesperson. “I wanted to do what I could do to help our nation in this time of need.”

Brown is currently in the middle of an extensive US tour, which runs until the end of June.