Your 3 fave James Brown tracks.

Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts
edited April 2005 in Music Talk
Everyone owns at least 30 records by the man, so what are YOUR fave 3 tracks?Shhh (For a little while)James Browns BoogalooSpinning Wheel I've just noticed they are all instr's. Thats not much props to the man himself, but anyway......... I suppose Shhh counts as a vocal track with its 843 worlds best 'Ughhh's'...
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  • Strider79itStrider79it 1,176 Posts
    Everyone owns at least 30 records by the man, so what are YOUR fave 3 tracks?

    Shhh (For a little while)
    James Browns Boogaloo
    Spinning Wheel

    I've just noticed they are all instr's.

    Thats not much props to the man himself, but anyway......... I suppose Shhh counts as a vocal track with its 843 worlds best 'Ughhh's'...


    Soul Power
    There it is
    Mind Power


  • SIRUSSIRUS 2,554 Posts
    escap-ism
    the boss
    more peas
    (or course these change every other minute, cause the man made so many good productions.)

  • batmonbatmon 27,580 Posts
    Make It Good To Yourself
    Mo'Peas
    Blues and Pants

  • DelayDelay 4,532 Posts
    Soul Pride
    The Chicken
    Talking Loud and Sayin Nothing (Rock Version)

  • high_chigh_c 1,384 Posts
    i bought a pretty shitty james brown produced 45 last night... I'm thinking there might have been more than one guy with that name in 60s. Perhaps "James H Brown" and titles "Tear in my beer" b/w "18 wheels to the road" shoulda been some sorta indication

    now I'll play:

    Blind Man Can See < funkiest song ever. i always play air drums to it when in my car
    The Drunk < i always hum this bassline in my troubled little brain

    and

    Funky Drummer < Heard this?

  • LamontLamont 1,080 Posts
    it's a man's world (long live version with the namedropping)
    the payback
    there was a time



  • Give it Up (or turn it loose)
    There It Is (live in Georgia)
    Since You Been Gone ( w/ Bootsy)

  • Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts


    The Drunk < i always hum this bassline in my troubled little brain




    Thats gooooood. I saw that 7 in a crate upstairs in my local trading post and they wanted about 30 quid for it, it was even pressed slightly off centre, so I thought feck it and switched the price tags with a moudly kim wilde 45.



    You'd think the dude at the till would have picked up on it, but nope!

  • DelayDelay 4,532 Posts

    The Drunk < i always hum this bassline in my troubled little brain
    so I thought feck it
    Gloucestershire, UK.

  • I like

    Hell

    Theme from King Heroin

    and Can Mind the most right now. Changes all the time though.

  • Big_StacksBig_Stacks "I don't worry about hittin' power, cause I don't give 'em nuttin' to hit." 4,670 Posts
    Man,



    This is a HAAAAAAAAARD question, indeed. I guess I'll go with these:



    -"World (Part 1 and 2)" (from the LP "It's a New Day So Let a Man Come in"; it's so dramatic, yet funky).

    -"Cold Sweat" (from the LP "Cold Sweat"; I love the energy of this jernt).

    -"Licking Stick" (from the LP "Sex Machine"; this such a tight groove, I play it all the time).



    Peace,



    Big Stacks from Kakalak

  • bassiebassie 11,713 Posts
    not all time for ever and ever, but right now, i'll say
    1. popcorn - love the bassline
    2. king heroin - love the melancholy
    3. the label on my 45 for this next song is just shredded, so i don't even know the song's name..but it does say "sometimes! i think i love you a little too much" it's a scorcher - what's it called?

  • Mo Peas
    Popcorn


    and whatever dudes... I'll say it... SEX MACHINE

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,183 Posts
    yo vinylrichie...are you the vancouver vinyl richie?

  • drewnicedrewnice 5,465 Posts
    Talking Loud and Sayin Nothing (Rock Version)

    What's this available on?

  • Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts
    -"Cold Sweat" (from the LP "Cold Sweat"; I love the energy of this jernt).

    I reckon Cold Sweat has to contain the most expressive 'Ughhh' of James Browns entire career, between the 3rd and 4th beat of the first instrumental break.

    Knocks me on my keister every daign time. Always hits you out of nowhere......... UGHHH!!!!

  • yo vinylrichie...are you the vancouver vinyl richie

    Nawh dude... Los Angeles transplant from Philly

  • The_NonThe_Non 5,686 Posts
    All Black Caesar:

    1) Sportin Life
    2) Down and Out In New York City
    3) Mama's Dead


    Can't fade JB
    1
    T.N.

  • RaystarRaystar 1,106 Posts
    Talking Loud and Sayin Nothing (Rock Version)

    What's this available on?

    here...

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,028 Posts
    impossible to answer with finality, but I'l try a couple-a angles:

    fav JB live tracks[/b]:

    Lost Someone (apollo '62)

    Escapism/Make It Funky (Revolution of the Mind...this album BURNS)

    Give It Up or Turn It Loose (Love Power Peace)

    fav instros[/b] (extended fam):


    bringing up the guitar - Dapps (although There was a Time is one of the illest blasts ever put to wax)

    Same Beat - JB's

    Honky Tonk Popcorn - Bill Doggett

    fav instros (on a JB LP)[/b]:

    popcorn with a feelin' - It's a Mother

    Soul Pride 1&2 - Popcorn

    I'll Lose My Mind - Thinking about Little Willie John & a Few Nice Things

    fav JB Hits pre-66[/b]:

    Chonnie On Chon

    Lost Someone

    Oh Baby/Mary Don't You Weep

    fav JB Hits post-66[/b]:

    superbad

    There Was a Time

    Give it up or turnit loose

    fav JB Collabos:[/b]

    If You Don't Work You Can't Eat - w/Marva Whitney

    I'll Lose My Mind - w/Bobby Byrd

    Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved - w/Bobby Byrd

    could keep going, but I hijacked too hard already...







  • Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts

    Honky Tonk Popcorn - Bill Doggett

    I got the 7" on king the other day.

    Its a mutha. Think I prefer the other side with Honky Tonk.

    Honky Tonk.ram

    Almost wanna snap it in half so I can play both sides at the same time, its that good.


  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,028 Posts

    Honky Tonk Popcorn - Bill Doggett

    I got the 7" on king the other day.

    Its a mutha. Think I prefer the other side with Honky Tonk.

    Honky Tonk.ram

    Almost wanna snap it in half so I can play both sides at the same time, its that good.


    that bass/drum lick on Honky Tonk is unbeatable, but I gotta take the guitar lead on Popcorn over the organ on HT...

  • luckluck 4,077 Posts
    In no order (and this changes on the hour):

    Funk:
    I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I'll Get It Myself)
    Super Bad
    Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose

    Ballads:
    Lost Someone (strings version)
    A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads
    Sometime

  • Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts
    Honky Tonk Popcorn - Bill Doggett
    I got the 7" on king the other day.

    Its a mutha. Think I prefer the other side with Honky Tonk.

    Honky Tonk.ram

    Almost wanna snap it in half so I can play both sides at the same time, its that good.
    that bass/drum lick on Honky Tonk is unbeatable, but I gotta take the guitar lead on Popcorn over the organ on HT...

    Very true, its a decision and a half.

    Also, gotta give mention to 'Corner Pocket' on the LP. Another noteworthy mutha!

  • z_illaz_illa 867 Posts
    it was even pressed slightly off centre

    it was even pressed slightly off centre

    it was even pressed slightly off centre

    it was even pressed slightly off centre

    it was even pressed slightly off centre

    it was even pressed slightly off centre

    yo, you should of copped that son.



    this post is eeevil.

  • hot pants
    everybody got soul
    let a man come in

  • Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts
    it was even pressed slightly off centre


    yo, you should of copped that son.

    this post is eeevil.

    I got it for the Kim Wilde price of 3 quid cause of the switch.

    I wonder if anyone bought the Kim Wilde 7 for 30.00?

    it was even pressed slightly off centre

    It makes me sea sick when I play it - but in a funky way.


  • SoulhawkSoulhawk 3,197 Posts
    currently:

    'I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me'

    'People Wake Up And Live'

    'In the Middle'


  • lambertlambert 1,166 Posts
    popcorn
    down and out in new york city
    fever

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    Man, I like James Brown. Here are a few that are better than some others, for me, right now, off the top of my head:
    I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
    It's A Man's World
    Cold Sweat

    I saw him live a few times in the early 80's. This one show was in the club lounge of a Chinese resturant called Lung Fungs (or Funk). Here are 3 live favorites:
    At Lung Fungs he did It's A Man's World. The song seemed to go for ever, most of the time was spent on his knees begging for someone to help him.

    Night Train from the TAMI Show

    The Live At The Apollo LP, which is esentially one song.

    Dan

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