Brown Names Stewart 'best White Soul Singer'.... Veteran rocker Rod Stewart is ecstatic after soul legend James Brown crowned him music's "best white soul singer".Maggie May star Stewart was bestowed with the honorary title after a recent backstage bonding session with the Godfather Of Soul.Stewart says, "Well that's what James Brown told me. I was very flattered."I went backstage to say hello and he was in very good spirits. Seemed to be all there still upstairs. His knees are playing him up and I told him I've got the same problem."