Wednesday, December 27, 2006

James Brown R.I.P.

James Brown: Funky Drummer
In The Jungle Groove (Polydor, 1986)

James Brown: You Mother You (see the playlist below)
Sho Is Funky Down Here (King, 1971)

Sho Is Funky Down Here is "one of the wilder James Brown instrumental LPs from the late King period. The James Brown Band is fronted by a heavy fuzzy guitar sound, which gives the LP a sort of rock-break feel, with nice fuzzy electric tones. All tracks are by James and Dave Matthews, and the record is sort of a second album by Matthews' Grodeck Whipperjenny group."

Tribute to James Brown [mp3]

1. James Brown and the Famous Flames 'Please, Please, Please' Please Please Please - Polydor
2. James Brown and the Famous Flames 'Think' Think - Polydor
3. James Brown 'Cold Sweat' Cold Sweat - King
4. James Brown 'Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)' Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
5. The Apollo Commanders 'James Brown Medley ("I Made A Mistake/Lowdown Popcorn")' [Edit]' 7"
6. Vicki Anderson 'The Message from the Soul Sisters (Parts 1 & 2)' James Brown's Original Funky Divas - Polygram
7. James Brown 'You Mother You' Sho Is Funky Down Here - King
8. James Brown 'I Got To Move' In The Jungle Groove - Polydor
9. The J.B.'s 'My Brother (Parts 1 & 2)' Funky Good Time: The Anthology - Polydor

10. James Brown 'King Heroin' There It Is - Polydor
11. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s 'Dirty Harry' Hustle With Speed - People
12. Fred Wesley & the JB's 'Blow Your Head' Damn Right I Am Somebody - People

13. James Brown 'Lost Someone' Prisoner of Love - King

James Brown R.I.P. on blogosphere : soul sides (Godfather gone & Throw it down for James Brown), Funky16Corners, Soul Shower, Crying All The Way To The Chip Shop, earfuzz, Benn Loxo du Taccu, la case de l'affreux thom, feel it...



Blogger Oliver said...

Just to be clear though, I don't know if you can really say that Brown "made" "In the Jungle Groove." It was really a comp that Polydor assembled that featured some of the best 67-71 material from Brown's funk years. It's all Brown's music of course, but it's one of those projects that could only have come together at a later point rather than at the time when the songs themselves were actually recorded.

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