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This compilation oozes assertive confidence. It amazes me how much James Brown did with so little. One of the things I like about this James Brown disc is that it isn't perfectly balanced -- the vocals are mixed way up. Some of the tracks sound like party jams. On "Super Bad", the trumpet gets a chance to improvise over a solid foundation of repetitive bass, guitar, and handclaps.
I don't think there are even any drums on this track. When I would DJ at parties, James Brown was always a good choice for the music mix early in the evening Bewildered (Mono) - James Brown - CD Of JB (Sex Machine And Other Soul Classics) (CD) lively, energy-raising, and too assertive to blend into the background later on, but great to kick things off with.
The disc has one jarring quality, and that's the way it veers from Brown's younger, more balladic studio efforts "Try Me [I Need You]," "Prisoner of Love," to the rougher, more aggressive quality of his later, funkier cuts. I might have put them in chronological sequence or even stretched out the material over two discrete discs. Still, it's hard to believe there's only a two-year gap between "Prisoner of Love" and "I Got You"the cut that precedes "Prisoner" on this disc.
Stylistically, they're a world apart. The subtle yet effective use of reverb on "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," along with that simple volley of sixteenth-notes an amazing single-note guitar riff sounds as fresh today as it did when this take was cut in There is not a weak track on this CD, which is why it made such good party-kickoff music.
For me, though, the album ends two cuts from the end, with the question posed at the end of "Sex Machine": "Can we hit it and quit? I suppose I will have to work out how much I want to spend and what length versions I need!
Thanks guys! Location: Motown. Don't miss the 2 CD Funky Divas set either. I wouldn't want to be without any of these. I can't see how any predecessors to it could even begin to compare to it. CM WolffFeb 14, Hep Alien and Dan Steely like this. Location: Montreal. Get a basic hits collection, as well as some of the 2-CD sets covering specific periods. It kills! JoelFeb 14, Location: Northern, OR. Jeff H. When you hit the rabid fan stage, as I have, get the various artists Funky People Part 3.
The intro "How ya like me now? The 2 disc set Soul Pride: The Instrumentals is really, really, really great. It's out of print, but was available cheap last time I check Bewildered (Mono) - James Brown - CD Of JB (Sex Machine And Other Soul Classics) (CD).
MikeFeb 14, Location: cyberspace. GuyDonFeb 15, Location: Wine Country of California. Location: Pacific Bewildered (Mono) - James Brown - CD Of JB (Sex Machine And Other Soul Classics) (CD).
Way too many good CD's, most of which have been discussed here. Alan Leeds has done an excellent job over the years. A few years ago, JB had that warehouse fire down in Macon, and apparently a number of master recordings were destroyed. Unfortunately no idea as to what exactly was destroyed, but it was enough for it to be called "significant". My favorites include: Love Power Peace-Live At The Olympia, Paris, This is one of the only live recordings with the band which featured Bootsy and Catfish Phelps, and the intro leading up to "Brother Rapp" is easily one of the most "chicken skin" moments on any James Brown live recording.
The anticipation through the horn section, and Bootsy just thumping on the bass, is too much, and then Bewildered (Mono) - James Brown - CD Of JB (Sex Machine And Other Soul Classics) (CD) hear the crowd go crazy as JB hits the stage. With a few words and I'm sure hand gesturesthe band switches to a new song and tempo, and it's so tight it's hard to believe. I like "Hell" as well as the others mentioned earlier.
Frank R. Lownote30Jul 18, Location: Deep Maryland. Surely you must have meant to say, "The most innovative music of its decade"? Roland StoneJul 18, Location: NY. I forgot the title was Love Power Peace. The "unauthorized" video of the '71 Paris show is circulating amongst collectors. It's far from perfect, but is well worth tracking down.
Location: Ontario, Canada. Were all 3 of these originally released with slipcases? RockerFeb 25, Location: Sao Paulo, Brasil. Location: OH. MikePFeb 25, The first was a fatboy two-disc set, and the second issue was a slimline version with a slipcase, as noted by MikeP I do not know if the mastering was revised along with the packaging.
Roland StoneFeb 25, Location: SF Bay Area. Search this out on collections from Europe.
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