S/D - James Brown (i couldn't find this thread, amazingly)

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if it's a duplicate, a mod could delete this and bump that but i did seach for it.

so yeah anyway, I've never owned much...I went to the store the other day and there were so many comps I couldn't decide which one, so I ended up getting the CD reissue of the album The Payback, which is great.

but...i'm suspecting that he's maybe better served by an awesome 2 CD comp - i'm particularly interested in the more early 70s, extended groove crazy funk stuff...

I saw a best of JBs one, but I couldn't tell if that was just them or a James thing (I don't know that much of the history)..the Startime box is spendy and has a lot of earlier stuff I'm kinda just sick of by now cuz I have that really popular greatest hits one that everyone has.

So...yeah, if anyone could recommend an awesome comp or more single albums from the funk period I'd appreciate it. thx

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 15 January 2007 18:32 (fourteen years ago) link


acid waffle house (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 January 2007 18:39 (fourteen years ago) link

The "1970:Funk Power" disc documents the orig JBs line-up (Boosty, Catfish, et al), its got all the jams in their extended vers, def worth picking up.

chris besinger (chris besinger), Monday, 15 January 2007 18:45 (fourteen years ago) link

"In the Jungle Groove" is a better listen than even "1970: Funk Power"--it covers v. similar territory, though. See if you can find the older version w/ the black-and-white cover and insane mono mix of "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved." There's also the two-CD "Make It Funky: The Big Payback 1971-1975," which may be just what's called for here.

The two-CD "Funky Good Time" anthology of the JBs is indeed "just them," but JB is audibly on pretty much every track, and it's amazing.

Douglas (Douglas), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:39 (fourteen years ago) link

It's A Man's Man's Man's World

friday on the porch (lfam), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:44 (fourteen years ago) link

My fave is Foundations of Funk - A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969.

A bit earlier than what you're looking for, but more extended songs of the period where he was evolving into pure funk.

peepee (peepee), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I recommend Douglas' two disc every-goddamn-a-side mix; it's made my world a little brighter.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:56 (fourteen years ago) link

How would one go about getting "Douglas' two disc every-goddamn-a-side mix"? ME WANT.

Tyler W (tylerw), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

It's in the hands of the government, next to the Ark of the Covenant.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:55 (fourteen years ago) link

"Jungle Groove" seconded - it's the best single-disc comp I know of specializing in those extended groove things. The studio (and live) LPs of that era are mostly good-to-great, but may contain too many orchestrated ballads and less pure funk for your liking.

[BTW, this is as good a place as any for me to say "RIP, JB" since I didn't have a chance to at the appropriate time.]

M. Agony Von Bontee (M. Agony Von Bontee), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link

The follow-up to In the Jungle Groove, Motherlode, is also very good.

You know what I'd love to see around, though they're out of print, is those two CD of JB comps, I remember those being put together nicely & sequenced really well, though I haven't listened in years. Especially the second one.

Mark (MarkR), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:09 (fourteen years ago) link

so not even Indiana Jones can get a copy?

Tyler W (tylerw), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Jungle Groove thirded, essential stuff. Sex Machine & Live at the Apollo are a must. Other than those must-haves and the abovementioned gems with the JBs, I'll just reiterate what Douglas said above: "Make It Funky: The Big Payback" sounds like exactly what you're after here.

Hoosteen (Hoosteen), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:14 (fourteen years ago) link

Another James Brown thread, another recommendation from me for Love Power Peace: Live in Paris '71.

Fun late-period JB albums that aren't classic but are still pretty cool: Hell for some good funk (albeit with a bunch of session dudes, incl. Steve Gadd!) and a funny version of 'When the Saints'

Dead on the Heavy Funk 1975-'83 for some good disco JB (Too Funky in Herre, For Goodness Sakes Just Look at Those Cakes) and the 20 min Sex Machine revamp.

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:23 (fourteen years ago) link

In the Jungle Groove is so great.

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:23 (fourteen years ago) link

oh shit, jordan otm Love Power Peace: Live in Paris '71, totally didn't think about it.

Hoosteen (Hoosteen), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:27 (fourteen years ago) link

I have never heard a destroy.

Candy: tastes like chicken, if chicken was a candy. (Austin, Still), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:43 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm sure he must've released some bad studio albums in the 80s

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:44 (fourteen years ago) link

I used to have a horrible, horrible JB live album from the (I think) '90s. It was bootleg quality but I think it might have been on his label.

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:49 (fourteen years ago) link

was that related to "grab them cakes" by junkyard dog the wrestler?

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:52 (fourteen years ago) link

It's in the hands of the government, next to the Ark of the Covenant.

and it will melt your face just like opening the Ark will. just listen with your eyes closed.

J. Grizzle (trainsmoke), Monday, 15 January 2007 23:10 (fourteen years ago) link

?? woah sorry i didn't find any of those...did you use the ilm search thingy?

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 15 January 2007 23:22 (fourteen years ago) link

my fave albums-as-albums are the oft-mentioned '70 "sex machine" and one from right before or right after, "it's a new day--let a man come in," which has his version of "georgia on my mind."

"jungle groove," "funk power 1970" and "motherlode" are all essential--you get some of the "sex machine" stuff sans fake audience, if that's important to you.

"and his famous flames tour the usa," from like '62, is a great early one, plenty of instrumentals, and it's the one where he spells his hometown "a-g-u-s-t-a."

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Tuesday, 16 January 2007 18:24 (fourteen years ago) link

Love Power Peace: Live in Paris '71 thirded, there are some seriously inhuman grooves on that.

Edward III (edward iii), Tuesday, 16 January 2007 18:41 (fourteen years ago) link

James Brown on the front cover of NME

DJ Martian (djmartian), Tuesday, 16 January 2007 18:47 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't know if anyone has already linked to this on one of the other threads, but you really need to get yourself over to http://www.beatsinspace.net/main.html and check the Jan 4th show.

Steinski introduces and plays all his favourite JB live tracks. It's amazing, really. Check it.

To get you up, into it and involved, here is the tracklist:

Steinski's James Brown special:
1. James Brown - Intro from Live in Zaire -
2. James Brown - Ain't It Funky Now (Live at The Olympia, Paris) - Polydor
3. James Brown - Cold Sweat (Live In Dallas) - Polygram
4. James Brown - Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (Live In Augusta) - Polygram
5. James Brown - Let Yourself Go (Live At The Apollo) - Polydor
6. James Brown - There Was A Time (Live At The Apollo) - Polydor
7. James Brown - I Feel Right (Live At The Apollo) - Polydor
8. James Brown - Love Of Money (Live In Zaire) -
9. James Brown - Payback Reprise (Live In Zaire) -
10. James Brown - My Thang (Live In Zaire) -
11. James Brown - Say It Loud (Live In Zaire) -
12. James Brown - Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (Live At The Apollo) - Polydor
13. James Brown - Soul Power (Live At The Apollo) - Polydor
14. James Brown - Hot Pants (Live At The Apollo) - Polydor
Part 2
14. James Brown - Hot Pants (Live At The Apollo) - Polydor
15. James Brown - Suds (Live In Dallas) - Polygram
16. James Brown - Headache -
17. James Brown - Every Beat Of My Heart -
18. James Brown - Payback (The Final Mixdown) - Polydor
19. Afrika Bambaataa & Afrika Islam - Fusion Beats Vol 2 - Bozo Meko
20. Double Dee & Steinski - Lesson 2 - Tommy Boy

Jamie T Smith (Jamie T Smith), Tuesday, 16 January 2007 20:27 (fourteen years ago) link


In other news, Hip-O Select is beginning to do the everything-ever treatment for JB's catalogue. They're doing a limited-edition reissue of Sex Machine Today (http://hiposelect.com/scr.public.product.asp?product_id=40ee520d-6fc8-770e-7fb4-66d4c889cc2a) and for earlier stuff there's The Federal Singles (the earliest stuff, actually: http://hiposelect.com/scr.public.product.asp?product_id=56CE28F1-607F-4ED7-BC8C-364E2BA4FFF1)

Make a Beck Song #1 (M Matos), Tuesday, 16 January 2007 23:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Seek: Living In America
Destroy: Everything else

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 17 January 2007 00:09 (fourteen years ago) link

50th person to say i heart jungle groove
give it up or turnit loose esp

deej.. (deej..), Wednesday, 17 January 2007 00:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah you can't go wrong with Jungle Groove, Funk Power, Love Power Peace or Payback. There are so many JB comps that you shouldn't have a problem finding what you like.

Once you get deeep into him, you may want to scan the bins for Mutha's Nature, Get Up Offa That Thing, Jam 1980s and some of his later work. There's a song on Bring It On (1983) that must've been cut in the late 60s/early 70s, judging from its groove.

B.Graff (mr_graff), Thursday, 18 January 2007 23:28 (fourteen years ago) link


B. Graff! I thought I was the only one on this damn board to ever hear BringItOn! It was from a 6song ep from '83 (the other songs aren't that special.....Tennessee Waltz????). I'm certain it was recorded in '82/'83, just before Unity with Afrika Bambaataa. There's this wash of a dirty keyboard behind Bring It On that's seems like a tip'o'the hat to the underground postdiscofunk of the time.

For my money, the last truly heavy heavy funk song he did.


peepee (peepee), Friday, 19 January 2007 00:40 (fourteen years ago) link

"Bring It On" is on the Dead on the Heavy Funk comp so a few of us are familiar w/it. Yeah, it's awesome. The album itself I haven't heard, though--but I have it from other sources as well that it's terrific, so I will snap it up if I see it. Thanks for the tip!

Make a Beck Song #1 (M Matos), Friday, 19 January 2007 00:47 (fourteen years ago) link


am0n (am0n), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 00:54 (fourteen years ago) link

hahaha is that the fake geir or real geir?

M@tt He1g3s0n: oh u mad cuz im stylin on u (Matt Helgeson), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 01:02 (fourteen years ago) link

whats the difference

am0n (am0n), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 01:05 (fourteen years ago) link

I became completely obsessed with Mr. Brown's funk period after writing him off for years and eventually got the following:

Foundations Of Funk (2 discs covering 1964-1969)
Funk Power: 1970
Make It Funky (2 discs covering 1971-1975)

5 CDs that have almost all the unedited versions and full jams, and you DEFINITELY want the full jams. 10 minutes into "Sex Machine" and there's no clock watching going on.

After this, I combed through the Star Time box and pulled off tracks that weren't on those discs from that 64-75 period (or was a longer take):
I Got You (1965 embryonic version)
Ain't That A Groove
Don't Be A Dropout
Bring It Up (Hipster's Avenue)
Licking Stick - Licking Stick
There Was A Time (live) [MONSTER version!]
Mother Popcorn
Brother Rapp / Ain't It Funky Now
It's A New Day (live)
Doing It To Death
Public Enemy #1 Pt. 1
Cold Sweat (full take)
Funky Drummer (full take)
Money Won't Change You (full take)
My Thang (full take)
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (full take at proper speed)

I also added the 'original rock version' of 'Talkin Loud And Sayin Nothing' from _James Brown's Funky People 3_ just because it's so cool.

Then I took 4 lives albums (Live At The Apollo II, Live In Dallas, Revolution Of The Mind, Live In Paris) and condensed them down to their funk essence:
Let Yourself Go (Apollo)
I Feel Alright (Apollo)
Tighten Up (Dallas)
Cold Sweat (Dallas)
I Got The Feelin (Dallas)
I Can't Stand Myself (Dallas)
Escape-ism (Rev of the Mind)
Super Bad (Rev of the Mind)
Sex Machine (Paris)
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Paris)
Soul Power (Paris)
Get Up Get Into It Get Involved & finale (Paris)

Mmmmm, pure funky goodness. I'm wondering what we'll get now that he's gone. I mean, we got a new Johnny Cash box and _Star Time_ is 15+ years old, perhaps it can be improved, dare I say?

You should know that the 'live' _Sex Machine_ is mostly not but rather overdubbed, and that the versions on _In The Jungle Groove_ and _Motherlode_ are not original, they were created for those CDs. The purist in me appreciates them but prefers the originals.

Mitchell Dickerman (Mr. Odd), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 04:33 (fourteen years ago) link

so do we have a tracklist for douglas's mix?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 04:46 (fourteen years ago) link

how much do you love me? HOW MUCH?

DISC ONE: 1956-1970

1. Please, Please, Please 2. I Don't Know 3. No, No, No, No 4. Just Won't Do Right 5. Chonnie-On-Chon 6. Can't Be the Same 7. Love or a Game 8. You're Mine, You're Mine 9. That Dood It 10. Begging, Begging 11. Try Me 12. I Want You So Bad 13. I've Got to Change 14. James Davis: Doodle Bug 15. Good Good Lovin' 16. Got to Cry 17. Nat Kendrick & the Swans: (Do the) Mashed Potatoes 18. I'll Go Crazy 19. Nat Kendrick & the Swans: Dish Rag 20. Baby Lloyd: I Need Love 21. Think 22. You've Got the Power 23. Nat Kendrick & the Swans: Slow Down 24. This Old Heart 25. Nat Kendrick & the Swans: Wobble, Wobble 26. The Bells 27. Hold It 28. Bewildered 29. I Don't Mind
30. Suds 31. Cross Firing 32. Baby, You're Right 33. I Love You, Yes I Do 34. Just You and Me, Darling 35. Lost Someone 36. Yvonne Fair: I Found You 37. Night Train 38. Yvonne Fair & James Brown Band: Tell Me Why 39. Shout and Shimmy 40. Johnnie & Bill: On My Way to School 41. Johnnie & Bill: On My Way to School (Teen Age Version) 42. Mashed Potatoes U.S.A. 43. Yvonne Fair: You Can Make It If You Try 44. I've Got Money 45. Three Hearts in a Tangle 46. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters: She's the One 47. Every Beat of My Heart 48. Like a Baby 49. Bobby Byrd: I Found Out 50. Prisoner of Love 51. Yvonne Fair: Straighten Up 52. These Foolish Things 53. Anna King: If Somebody Told You 54. Bobby Byrd: I'm Just a Nobody 55. Tammy Montgomery: I Cried 56. Johnny & Bill: This Is My Story 57. The Poets: Devil's Den 58. Hank Ballard & the Midnighers: It's Love Baby (24 Hours a Day) 59. Signed, Sealed and Delivered 60. Oh Baby Don't You Weep 61. Anna King & Bobby Byrd: Baby Baby Baby 62. Please, Please, Please 63. Caledonia 64. The Epics: The Bells Are Ringing 65. Again 66. Bobby Byrd: I Love You So 67. Anna King: Make Up Your Mind 68. So Long 69. The Things That I Used to Do 70. Al "Brisco" Clark and His Orchestra: Soul Food 71. Out of Sight 72. Maybe the Last Time 73. Vikki Anderson: My Man 74. Tell Me What You're Gonna Do 75. Bobby Byrd: I'm Lonely 76. The Five Royals: Baby, Don't Do It 77. James Crawford: Much Too Much 78. Anna King: Come On Home 79. Think 80. Elsie Mae - "TV Mama": All of Me 81. Bill Pinkney and the Original Drifters: I Do the Jerk 82. Fine Old Foxy Self 83. The Five Royals: Never Turn Your Back 84. Bobby Byrd: We're In Love 85. Anna King: That's When I Cry 86. Have Mercy Baby 87. King Keels: Wondering, Wondering, Wondering 88. Devil's Hideaway 89. Bobby Byrd: The Way I Feel 90. I Got You 91. James Crawford: I Don't Care, I Don't Care, I Don't Care 92. Dizzy Jones: Come On and Love Me 93. Baby Lloyd: There's Something On Your Mind 94. Bobby Bennett and the Dynamics: Soul Jerk 95. Walter Foster: Your Search Is Over 96. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag 97. James Crawford: If You Don't Work You Can't Eat 98. Dizzy Jones: I Don't Care 99. The Jewels: This Is My Story 100. Anna King: Mama's Got a Bag of Her Own 101. Bobby Byrd: You're Gonna Need My Lovin' 102. Try Me 103. James Crawford: Got No Excuse 104. I Got You (I Feel Good) 105. Lost Someone 106. I'll Go Crazy 107. Elsie Mae - "TV Mama": Do You Really Want to Rescue Me 108. Bobby Byrd: Oh, What a Night 109. Ain't That a Groove 110. Yvonne Fair: Baby, Baby, Baby 111. Bobby Byrd: Let Me Know 112. New Breed (The Boo-Ga-Loo) 113. Come Over Here 114. It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World 115. James Crawford: Honest I Do 116. James Brown's Boo-Ga-Loo 117: Vicki Anderson: Wide Awake in a Dream 118. It Was You 119. Money Won't Change You 120. Irma Thomas: It's a Man's-Woman's World 121. Hank Ballard and the Midnighters: (Dance With Me) Annnie 122. Don't Be a Drop-Out 123. The Christmas Song - Version 1 124. Sweet Little Baby Boy 125. Vicki Anderson: You Send Me 126. Mike Williams: You Don't Want Me Around 127. Bobby Byrd: I Found Out 128. June Sims: Tell the Whole World 129. June Sims: I Cried 130. Bring It Up 131. Let's Make This Christmas Mean Something This Year 132. Let's Go Get Stoned 133. Carlton (King) Coleman: The Boo Boo Song 134. Let Yourself Go 135. Kansas City 136. Rev. Willingham and His Swanees: Try Me, Father 137. Rev. Willingham and His Swanees: That's the Spirit 138. Vicki Anderson & James Brown: Think 139. Leon Austin: Two Sided Love 140. King Coleman: Three Soulful Mice 141. Marva Whitney: Your Love Was Good For Me 142. James Crawford: Stone Fox 143. Kay Robinson: In the Bosom of Jesus 144. Vikki Anderson: I Can't Stop Loving You 145. Jimmy Mack 146. Vicki Anderson: Tears of Joy 147. Vicki Anderson: If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I Got To Get It Some Other Place) 148. Kay Robinson: Lord, I'm Yours 149. Kay Robinson: This Old World 150. Cold Sweat 151. It Won't Be Me 152. America Is My Home 153. Hank Ballard: Unwind Yourself 154. Get It Together 155. Marva Whitney: If You Love Me 156. Bobby Byrd: Funky Soul #1 157. James Crawford: I'll Work It Out 158. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters: Funky Soul Train 159. Funky Soul #1 160. Vicki Anderson: Baby Don't You Know 161. I Guess I'll Have to Cry, Cry, Cry 162. I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) 163. There Was a Time 164. Marva Whitney: Unwind Yourself 165. The Dapps: Bringing Up the Guitar 166. Bobby Byrd: You've Got to Change Your Mind 167. Vicki Anderson & James Brown: You've Got the Power 168. The Brownettes: Never Find a Love Like Mine 169. I Got the Feelin' 170. Marva Whitney: What Kind of Man 171. Maybe Good, Maybe Bad 172. Shhhhhhhh (For a Little While) 173. Bobby Byrd: My Concerto 174. Licking Stick - Licking Stick 175. Marva Whitney: Things Got to Get Better (Get Together) 176. The Dapps Featuring Alfred Ellis: There Was a Time 177. Hank Ballard: Come On Wit' It 178. Marva Whitney: I'll Work It Out 179. Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud 180. I Love You 181. Marva Whitney: I'm Tired, I'm Tired, I'm Tired (Things Better Change Before It's Too Late) 182. Hank Ballard: How You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven't Cut Your Process Yet) 183. Goodbye My Love 184. Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis: Little Green Apples 185. The Soul Believers with the Dapps: I Don't Want Nobody's Troubles 186. The Dapps: I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow (Than I Was Yesterday) 187. Marva Whitney: What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You 188. Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto 189. Tit for Tat (Ain't No Taking Back) 190. Let's Unite the Whole World at Christmas 191. Clay Tyson: Man on the Moon 192. Give It Up Or Turnit a Loose 193. I Loves You Porgy 194. Sad Sam: Poverty Stricken 195. Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis: In the Middle 196. Hank Ballard: You're So Sexy 197. Florence Farmer: Living Legend 198. Steve Soul: James Brown - A Talk with the News 199. Marva Whitney & James Brown: You Got to Have a Job (If You Don't Work You Can't Eat) 200. Dee Felice Trio: In Heat 201. Vicki Anderson: I'll Work It Out 202. Soul Pride 203. You Got to Have a Mother for Me 204. I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself) 205. Bill Doggett: Twenty Five Miles 206. The De Vons: Someone to Treat Me (The Way You Used To) 207. Hank Ballard: With Your Sweet Lovin' Self 208. Marva Whitney: It's My Thing 209. The Little Groove Maker Me 210. Dee Felice Trio: There Was a Time 211. Bill Doggett: Honky Tonk 212. Bill Doggett: Honky Tonk Popcorn 213. The Popcorn 214. Beau Dollar: I'm Ready, I'm Ready 215. The Sisters of Righteous: My Man Is Gone 216. Hank Ballard: Butter Your Popcorn 217. Mother Popcorn 218. Hank Ballard: Blackenized 219. Leon Austin: Turn Me Loose 220. Marva Whitney: Get Out of My Life 221. Lowdown Popcorn 222. Vicki Anderson: Answer to Mother Popcorn (I Got a Mother for You) 223. Let a Man Come In and Do the Popcorn 224. Dee Felice Trio: Oh Happy Day 225. World 226. Charles Spurling: Popcorn Charlie 227. Charles Spurling: Buddy Boy 228. Marva Whitney: I Made a Mistake Because It's Only You 229. I'm Not Demanding 230. Vicki Anderson: I Want to Be in the Land of Milk and Honey 231. Part Two (Let a Man Come In and Do the Popcorn) 232. It's Christmas Time 233. Ain't It Funky Now 234. Marva Whitney: He's the One 235. Marva Whitney: This Girl's In Love With You 236. Carolyn Blakey: Tomorrow's Child 237. Beau Dollar: (I Wanna Go) Where the Soul Trees Grow 238. Steve Soul: Popcorn With a Feeling 239. Bobby Byrd: Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We Got to Feed) 240. Funky Drummer 241. Mayor Ronnie Thompson: It Couldn't Happen Again 242. Leon Austin: Steal Away 243. It's a New Day 244. Vicki Anderson-James Brown: Let It Be Me 245. The Solars: Here's My Heart 246. A Man Has to Go Back to the Crossroads 247. The Determinations: Bing Bong Goes My Heart 248. Talkin' Loud and Saying Nothin' 249. Wendy Lynn: I Can Remember 250. Bobby Byrd: It's I Who Love You (Not Him Anymore) 251. Brother Rapp 252. Vicki Anderson: No More Heartaches, No More Pain 253. Kay Robinson: The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow 254. The J.B.'s: The Grunt 255. (Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine 256. Bobby Byrd: I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) 257. Roberta and the Sisters of Righteous: Hold On to What You Got 258. Super Bad 259. The J.B.s: These Are the J.B.s 260. Myra Barnes: The Message from the Soul Sisters 261. Hey America 262. Santa Claus Is Definitely Here to Stay


1. The Famous Flames: Who Am I 2. Bobby Byrd: If You Don't Work You Can't Eat 3. Myra Barnes (Vicki Anderson): (Answer to Super Bad) Super Good 4. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved 5. Kay Robinson with the Charles Fold Singers: Amazing Grace 6. I Cried 7. Carlton "King" Coleman: Rock Gospel Mash 8. Spinning Wheel 9. Soul Power 10. Lyn Collins: Wheels of Life 11. Jimmy Braswell: Your Love Is Out of Reach 12. Roberta DuBois: Who Am I 13. Vicki Anderson: Yesterday 14. Bobby Byrd: I Know You Got Soul 15. Escape-Ism 16. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) 17. The J.B.'s: My Brother 18. The Believers: Mr. Hot Pants 19. Vicki Anderson: I'm Too Tough For Mister Big Stuff (Hot Pants) 20. Bobby Byrd: Hot Pants - I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming 21. Gloria Walker: Papa's Got the Wagon 22. The Son's of Funk: From the Back Side 23. Make It Funky 24. The Flames: Stand Up and Be Counted 25. My Part/Make It Funky - Pt. 3 26. Lee Austin: Put Something On Your Mind 27. I'm a Greedy Man 28. Shirley Jean and the Relations: People Make the World a Better Place 29. The J.B.'s: Gimme Some More 30. Vicki Anderson: I'll Work It Out 31. Bobby Byrd: Keep On Doin' What You're Doin' 32. Hank Ballard: Annie Had a Baby 33. Lyn Collins: Just Won't Do Right 34. Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing 35. Hank Ballard: Finger Poppin' Time 36. King Heroin 37. The J.B.'s: Pass the Peas 38. The J.B.'s: Hot Pants Road 39. Bobby Byrd: (If You Got a Love You Better) Hold On To It 40. Vicki Anderson: Don't Throw Your Love in the Garbage Can 41. There it Is 42. Hank Ballard: From the Love Side 43. The James Brown Soul Train: Honky Tonk 44. Lyn Collins: Think (About It) 45. Get on the Good Foot 46. Lee Austin: Gimme Your Hand 47. The J.B.'s: Givin' Up Food for Funk 48. Clay Tyson: Moon Man 49. Martha High: Georgy Girl 50. Martha High: Try Me 51. Lee Austin: Real Woman 52. Bobby Byrd: Never Get Enough 53. Lyn Collins: Things Got to Get Better 54. Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s: Back Stabbers 55. I Got a Bag of My Own 56. Lyn Collins: Me and My Baby Got a Good Thing Going 57. Bobby Byrd: Sayin' It and Doin' It Are Two Different Things 58. Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s: Everybody Plays the Fool 59. Lyn Collins & James Brown: What My Baby Needs Now Is a Little More Lovin' 60. Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s: Watermelon Man 61. I Got Ants in My Pants (And I Want to Dance) 62. Lyn Collins: Mama Feelgood 63. Bobby Byrd: Signed, Sealed and Delivered 64. Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s: Sportin' Life 65. Down and Out in New York City 66. Lee Austin: The Truth 67. The Boss 68. Think 69. Think 70. Woman 71. Sexy, Sexy, Sexy 72. Lee Austin: Tutti Frutti 73. Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s: Doing It to Death 74. James Brown & Lyn Collins: Let It Be Me 75. Lyn Collins: How Long Can I Keep It Up 76. Maceo and the Macks: Parrty 77. Sly, Slick & Wicked: Sho' Nuff 78. Stone to the Bone 79. Lyn Collins: Take Me Just As I Am 80. Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s: If You Don't Get It the First Time, Back Up and Try It Again, Party 81. The Vareations: Sayin' It and Doin' It 82. Lyn Collins: You Can't Beat Two People In Love 83. Lyn Collins: We Want to Parrty Parrty Parrty 84. Maceo and the Macks: Soul Power '74 85. Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s: Same Beat 86. Lyn Collins: Don't Make Me Over 87. The Payback 88. Maceo: I Can Play For (Just You and Me) 89. Lee Austin: I'm In Love 90. Lyn Collins: Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose 91. The Devils: The X-Sorcist 92. Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s: Damn Right I Am Somebody 93. Sweet Charles: Soul Man 94. Maceo: Drowning in the Sea of Love 95. Lyn Collins: Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again (Six Times) 96. The Progressors: The Brothers Under Pressure 97. My Thang 98. Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s: Rockin' Funky Watergate 99. The First Family: Control (People Go Where We Send You) 100. The Insiders: In the Midnight Hour 101. Lee Austin: I'm a Man 102. Papa Don't Take No Mess 103. Sweet Charles: Dedicated to the One I Love 104. Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s: Little Boy Black 105. People It's Bad (We Got to Get Over Before We Go Under) 106. Coldblooded 107. Maceo and the Macks: Cross the Track (We Better Go Back) 108. The Last Word: Keep On Bumpin' Before You Give Out of Gas 109. Fred & the New J.B.'s: Breakin' Bread 110. Reality 111. A.A.B.B.: Pick Up the Pieces One By One 112. Johnny Scotton: You Don't Wanna Do Nothin', Do You? 113. Lyn Collins: You Can't Love Me, If You Don't Respect Me 114. Momie-O: You're Welcome, Stop On By 115. Sex Machine 116. Ronnie Miller: I Owe You Love 117. Fred & the New J.B.'s: Makin' Love 118. Dead On It 119. Hustle!!! (Dead On It) 120. Sweet Charles: I Won't Last a Day Without You 121. Lee Austin: Missin' You 122. Fred & the New J.B.'s: (It's Not the Express) It's the J.B.'s Monaurail 123. Superbad, Superslick 124. Lee Austin: Georgia Peach 125. Johnny the Man: Win Your Love for Me 126. Sweet Charles: Hang Out and Hustle 127. Hot (I Need to Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved) 128. Lyn Collins: Baby Don't Do It 129. Dooley's Junkyard Dogs 130. The Hustlers: Hustling 131. Lyn Collins: If You Don't Know Me By Now 132. The JB's: Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself And You Be Yours 133. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons 134. Maceo: Future Shock (Dance Your Pants Off) 135. Get Up Offa That Thing 136. Lyn Collins: Mr. Big Stuff 137. I Refuse to Lose 138. The J.B.'s: All Aboard the Soul Funky Train 139. Bodyheat 140. The J.B.'s with James Brown: Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time 141. JB's Wedge: Bessie 142. Kiss in 77 143. The J.B.'s: Music for the People 144. Give Me Some Skin 145. Moorish Vanguard: Sitting in the Sunshine of Your Love 146. Take Me Higher and Groove Me 147. The J.B.'s: Nature 148. People Who Criticize 149. Love Me Tender 150. Eyesight 151. The Spank 152. Martha and the Lazers: Spank Georgia Disco 153. Nature 154. For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes 155. Someone To Talk To 156. Martha High: He's My Ding Dong Man 157. The J.B.'s: Rock Groove Machine 158. It's Too Funky In Here 159. Star Generation 160. Martha High: Showdown 161. The JB's featuring Maxxi: Just Wanna Make You Dance 162. Let the Boogie Do the Rest 163. The Original Disco Man 164. Regrets 165. Let the Funk Flow 166. Get Up Offa That Thing (Live) 167. Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses) 168. Stay With Me 169. Give That Bass Player Some 170. James Brown and Introducing Rev. Al Sharpton: God Has Smiled On Me 171. Bring It On... Bring It On 172. John Marshall: Ruby 173. The Night Time Is the Right Time 174. King of Soul 175. Afrika Bambaataa and James Brown: Unity 176. Living In America 177. James Brown & F.O.E.: Sex Machine 178. Gravity 179. How Do You Stop 180. Let's Get Personal 181. The Payback Mix 182. I'm Real 183. Static 184. Time To Get Busy 185. It's Your Money $ 186. Aretha Franklin & James Brown: Gimme Your Love 187. Say It Loud, "I'm Black and I'm Proud" (B-Proud Edit) 188. (So Tired of Standing Still We Got To) Move On 189. John Marshall: Stand By Me 190. The New J.B.'s: James's World 191. It's Time to Love (Put a Little Love in Your Heart) 192. Can't Get Any Harder 193. How Long 194. Georgia-Lina 195. Yamma Brown: Betcha Bottom Dollar 196. Respect Me (First, Respect Yourself) 197. Bittersweet: Unpredictable feat. Martha High 198. Hooked On Brown Part 1 - The Platinum Mix 199. God Is Good 200. Funk On Ah Roll (S-Class Mix) 201. School Is In (The Triangle Mix)

Douglas (Douglas), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 05:06 (fourteen years ago) link

B. Graff! I thought I was the only one on this damn board to ever hear BringItOn!

-- peepee (citywideva...)

Hey, this fellow one-time CJAM DJ remembers it!

Monty Von Byonga (Monty Von Byonga), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 09:46 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

how come I've never even heard of this James Brown live album

tylerw, Monday, 26 October 2009 16:24 (eleven years ago) link

i have a horrible vinyl rip of that one, glad to know it's getting a good reissh.

amateurist, Monday, 26 October 2009 23:50 (eleven years ago) link

is it good, or is there some reason that it's not as well known as some of the other live records?

tylerw, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 22:47 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

The original album, in mono with fake crowd noise, is pretty crap. But the original tapes, which make up the last quarter of disc 1 and all of disc 2, are pretty smoking. A *9* minute version of "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" could be twice as long without you noticing.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 30 November 2009 15:05 (eleven years ago) link

(referring to the newly reissued "Live At The Garden")

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 30 November 2009 15:06 (eleven years ago) link

My 2 favorites that weren't mentioned: Black Caesar and James Brown's Funky People vol 1.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Monday, 30 November 2009 16:16 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

What are the rarely compiled JB tracks that deserve more attention?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 17 April 2010 03:26 (eleven years ago) link

oh man, so many

Mind Power!

I won't vote for you unless you acknowledge my magic pony (Shakey Mo Collier), Saturday, 17 April 2010 14:14 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

not that there aren't plenty of live things from this era, but: http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/james-brown/concerts/newport-jazz-festival-july-06-1969.html?utm_source=NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=100504
looks nice

tylerw, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 16:09 (eleven years ago) link

I'll go ahead and second/third/whatev' Funk Power 1970. It has that bewitching mantra-like groove in several places that reminds me of a lot of the more intense African sounds.

ImprovSpirit, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

ten years pass...

Been enjoying some extended mixes on streaming that I'd never heard before. Also this MC Hammer x James Brown HBO special (with a young Bill Stewart & Larry Goldings in the rhythm section). Some lols but also cool rehearsal footage.



change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:04 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

This pretty damn entertaining, James Brown - Tales From The Tour Bus:

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 11 March 2021 23:40 (four months ago) link

There's a new JBs set either imminent or just out through one of the Cherry Red linked labels. Collects like 3 lps plus possibly a few singles.
Sounds like totally necessary and all like that.

Stevolende, Friday, 12 March 2021 00:31 (four months ago) link

This is kinda blowing my mind, I looked up the second drummer on the greatest live album of all time (Love Power Peace), Don Juan 'Tiger' Martin - and found this:

It's probably talking shit, or I've also gotten the sense that those guys aren't always even sure who's on what (since they were working 7 days a week and recording all the time), but it would be crazy if it was him on some of those songs and not Clyde or Jabo.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 12 March 2021 02:35 (four months ago) link

More reasons why musicians might be sure who's on what sessions:

Did you play on anything else while you were with James Brown?

We did a lot of recording but to be honest with you, I don’t know what he did with all that stuff. He played a lot of games with us, man. He snuck and taped us, then came back and had us play what he already heard us play like he wrote it. He hired a composer named Dave Matthews for one reason. James told him, “I want you to compose and copyright everything these boys play.” Meaning once we walked out that studio, James owned it. Matthews told me years later when I ran into him at the Hong Kong Jazz Festival. You could see the sadness in his face when he told me this because they were taking advantage of these young black kids who didn’t know any better. But he didn’t want to say anything while James was still alive. My jaw was on the floor.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 12 March 2021 21:39 (four months ago) link

Here's that compilation.

Track listing:




but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 12 March 2021 21:46 (four months ago) link

This is all previously released though, right?

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 12 March 2021 21:51 (four months ago) link

I think it's Cherry Red reissuing some titles together. I did assume there was bonus material since there normally tends to be.
I think it is already out since it seemed to be available from the Cherry Red website yesterday rather than giving a release date.

Stevolende, Saturday, 13 March 2021 08:25 (four months ago) link

This is all previously released though, right?

Yeah - it's the first two JBs albums and the Fred Wesley album (which is up there with The Payback as my favourite James Brown studio release)

incredible pant century (stevie), Saturday, 13 March 2021 09:19 (four months ago) link

Recently finished Fred Wesley's autobiography, and it's seriously up there with Miles' as one of the most informative and entertaining musician autobios I've read. James does not come off well in it, and nothing I've heard/read from other members of James' bands makes me think Wesley's largely negative experience was unique.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 13 March 2021 17:38 (four months ago) link

Oh wow - I didn't know that existed. Must go search it out... I interviewed Maceo 15 or so years ago, he was a very lovely man.

incredible pant century (stevie), Saturday, 13 March 2021 17:48 (four months ago) link

And probably still is!

incredible pant century (stevie), Saturday, 13 March 2021 17:48 (four months ago) link

I can second that, it's a great read. I want to read Alan Leeds' book they came out last year.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 13 March 2021 18:54 (four months ago) link

Thanks just been reminded of that Fred Wesley memoir. think I came across mention of it a couple of years ago somewhere thenmay have actually held a copy in Foyle's but not the same hing as reading it.

Stevolende, Saturday, 13 March 2021 19:08 (four months ago) link

I will third that. Loved that book and the way he painted the different circles that he moved in.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 14 March 2021 18:41 (four months ago) link

This video is an absolute treasure:

I listened to Love Power Peace countless times (and was in a band that basically did that show), so to finally see visuals from the '71 Europe tour (the cues, the steps, the drummers) is amazing. What really gets me are some of the tiny differences in the hits etc between this and the Paris show.

Also those drummers are murderous, although I still don't understand how/when they divide tunes between them.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 19 March 2021 20:21 (four months ago) link

(and was in a band that basically did that show)

Ha, I once played in a funk cover band that did the fast medley from Love Power Peace. It took us a looonnng time to get it down in rehearsals, but we were so proud of ourselves when we finally nailed it.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 20 March 2021 15:21 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

I don't think I've ever actually seen footage of JB playing drums before (open/left-handed, surprisingly):

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 20:58 (one week ago) link

(It's at the 50 min mark)

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 21:29 (one week ago) link

Thanks, I pasted in the link with time stamp but apparently that doesn't embed

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 21:43 (one week ago) link

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