Soul Strut 100: # 47 - James Brown - In The Jungle Groove

RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,547 Posts
edited October 2012 in The Soul Strut 100
I will slowly be unveiling the Top 100 Soul Strut Related Records as Voted by the Strutters Themselves.

# 47 - James Brown - In The Jungle Groove



The list so far:

# 100 - Jr. and His Soulettes - Psychodelic Sounds
# 99 - Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul
# 98 - Donny Hathaway - S/T (1971)
# 97 - Bernard Wright - ???Nard
# 96 - Tom Scott - Honeysuckle Breeze
# 95 - People Under the Stairs - Question in the Form of an Answer
# 94 - Harlem River Drive
# 93 - Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
# 92 - Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
# 91 - Muddy Waters - Electric Mud
# 90 - Les McCann - Layers
# 89 - Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
# 88 - Leroy Hutson - Hutson (1975)
# 87 - ESG - S/T (1981)
# 86 - Can - Tago Mago
# 85 - Bohannon - Stop & Go
# 84 - WILLIAM DEVAUGHN - Be Thankful For What You Got
# 83 - Power of Zeus - The Gospel According to Zeus
# 82 - Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
# 81 - The J.B.???s - Doing It to Death
# 80 - Parliament - Osmium
# 79 - McNeal & Niles - Thrust
# 78 - The Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Malik
# 77 - Earth, Wind, and Fire (1971)
# 76 - Dr. Dre - The Chronic
# 75 - Black Sabbath (1970)
# 74 - Trap Door / An International Psychedelic Mystery Mix (2006)
# 73 - Bob James - One
# 72 - Matthew Larkin Cassell - Pieces
# 71 - The Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau
# 70 - Big Bear - Doin??? Thangs
# 69 - Steely Dan - Aja
# 68 - Quasimoto - The Unseen
# 67 - Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live! (1971)
# 66 - Al Green - Im still in love with you
# 65 - The Beatnuts - Street Level
# 64 - Archie Whitewater - Archie Whitewater (1970)
# 63 - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & the Soul Brother
# 62 - Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
# 61 - The J.B.???s - Food For Thought
# 60 - Don Blackman (1982)
# 59 - Niagara - (Tiddies)
# 58 - Can - Ege Bamyasi
# 57 - Whatnauts - On the Rocks
# 56 - The Mohawks - Champ
# 55 - McDonald and Giles (1971)
# 54 - Darondo - Let My People Go
# 53 - Dorothy Ashby - Afro Harping
# 52 - Beastie Boys - Paul???s Boutique
# 51 - Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia
# 50 - Lyman Woodard Organization - Saturday Night Special
# 49 - Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
# 48 - Lyn Collins - Think (About It)

Please discuss your reactions to this record. The thread will be archived later here.

About


In the Jungle Groove is a compilation album by American funk and soul musician James Brown, released in August 1986 on Polydor Records in the United States.[11] Originally issued to capitalize on the popularity of Brown's music in hip hop circles at the time, it includes the first album release of the much-sampled single "Funky Drummer" (1969), along with a selection of previously unreleased tracks, alternate takes, and remixes. The original recordings were produced by Brown, while the reissue was produced by Cliff White and Tim Rogers.[12] A similar follow-up compilation, Motherlode, was released in 1988.

The album's title is taken from a song Brown recorded in the studio in August 1970. The full recording of the song "In the Jungle Groove" remains unissued; however, on the album its introduction is appended to the beginning of "I Got to Move", another previously unreleased song recorded at the same session. A remastered and expanded 2003 reissue of In the Jungle Groove added a bonus track, an extended version of "Blind Man Can See It" from the Black Caesar soundtrack album.[13] In 2003, the album was ranked number 330 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[14]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Jungle_Groove

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  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    How is this album not in the top 10?

  • SIRUSSIRUS 2,554 Posts
    this should be no 1. but i get it, these are strut specific picks that play into the mythology.

  • SIRUSSIRUS 2,554 Posts
    danny k did the funky drummer edit right?

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Some one was just asking which is the best JB comp.

  • we should keep in mind that, yes, this is a compilation project consisting of singles, edits and remixes...that said, this record was a kind of skeleton key that opened up so many doors.

    "give it up or turn it loose" without the fake crowd swells/noises and unneccessary reverb is probably the hardest, funkiest thing ever recorded. when he calls on "clyde" and "bootsy", both men give performances of a lifetime.

  • asstroasstro 1,752 Posts
    The definitive funk record, bar none. "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose" is one of the monumental achievements of popular music, up there with anything you can name in any genre.

  • dayday 9,612 Posts
    Guys (& gal), despite our dysfunctional family, know that I will always love you. That said, what in the actual fusk is up with this?! #47 is some shameful schitt.

    crabmongerfunk said:
    this record was a kind of skeleton key that opened up so many doors.


    Rap as we know it would not exist without this record.

  • day said:
    #47 is some shameful schitt.

    Rap as we know it would not exist without this record.

    There are 2 records I buy every time I see it. This is one of them. There was a time when my dad would pick me up at school blasting this album and I would get really embarrassed and hide my face as I hurried to the car and begged him to turn it down. But now I would give a limb to go back and sit in that car and thank him for being that dude. LOVE THIS ALBUM.

  • DJBombjackDJBombjack Miami 1,665 Posts
    Hmmm... this or 'Motherlode'?

  • SIRUSSIRUS 2,554 Posts
    as much as i LOVE the full version of bodyheat... i don't think it's a contest.

  • motown67motown67 4,513 Posts
    By far my favorite tune from this album


  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,920 Posts
    DJBombjack said:
    Hmmm... this or 'Motherlode'?

    This. No question.

  • YemskyYemsky 541 Posts
    In Germany this was difficult to get hold of in the beginning (as with the Funky People 1 and 2 compilations) and every time you dropped a tune from it in a funky club the DJ booth was getting flooded with requests of "what is this" or from the completely uninitiated "who is this". LOL.
    Genius performances, genius remixes/edits, genius compilation.
    Sad to see it at #47. Curious to see the next forty six that beat it.

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,255 Posts
    Still getting bumps in 2012...



    Although I kind of prefer the Think break on the flip:



    thread hijack! still Thinking


  • BurnsBurns 2,227 Posts
    This record made me a $10 tip last Saturday for being played.

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

    I have four words, "I Got to Move". I play this track aaaaaaaaaall the time, and it still makes me nod my head without pause. The rest of the classics on "In the Jungle Groove" get regular spin too, but "I Got to Move" is bananas!!! I'm glad this LP was recognized for the Soul Strut 100 as it assembles some of JBs best late 60s/early 70s classics.

    Peace,

    Big Stacks from Kakalak

  • motown67motown67 4,513 Posts
    I just watched Another 48 Hours and when Eddie Murphy is let out of prison he demands to know where his James Brown cassette is and it turns out to be In A Jungle Groove.
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