JAMES BROWN - Live At The Apollo 1972

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Date of release: May 20 2016

For the ten years leading up to 1972, the James Brown Revue was an outright superfunk freight train, speeding around the world and crushing all competition. This
dominance stretched beyond the charts, too ? the group was even more dynamic and exciting on stage, a fact that kept them sleepless and on the move, as audiences
demanded more.
From 1963 to 1971, James Brown had released not one but three albums recorded live at Harlem?s famed Apollo Theater. The first volume of the series is still rightfully
revered today as one of the greatest live albums of all time. But Volumes II (1968) and III (1971 ? aka Revolution Of The Mind) were no slackers either, showing James
and his incredible band (with talent including 'Pee Wee' Ellis, Fred Wesley, John 'Jabo' Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, Maceo Parker, Lyn Collins, Bobby Byrd and many
more) at the peak of their respective powers each time, playing a litany of JB hits.
Because of this, it will always be a mystery as to why Volume IV, which was recorded at the Apollo on September 14, 1972, was shelved. This is in no small part
because the performers and songs heard here are some of the Godfather of Soul?s (and the JBs?) strongest. But shelved it was, full of fire but languishing for decades
in the Polydor vaults.
Thankfully we can now put that all behind us, with the first-time-ever-on-vinyl release of this incredible concert, from more than four decades ago.
One look at the tracklist will make you salivate: from instrumental JBs classics like 'Pass the Peas,' 'Gimme Some More' and 'Hot Pants Road' to James? own 1972
smash vocal 'There It Is,' the assembled group of musical geniuses ? including trombonist and bandleader Fred Wesley; saxophonist St. Clair Pinckney; guitarists
Hearlon 'Cheese' Martin and Jimmy 'Chank' Nolan; bassist Fred Thomas; and Brown himself on organ ? smash through James? New New Super Heavy Funk with
ridiculous power, control and panache. Included here, beyond the music, are in-between song introductions and banter, which bring you right into the front row.
This live album stands apart because it was conceptualized to showcase James Brown?s favorite players ? The JBs ? and vocalists, Bobby Byrd and Lyn Collins, who
had their own R & B smashes on the People label. And these supreme talents get plenty of space to shine here: Collins? 'Do Your Thing' and 'Think (About It)' and
Byrd?s 'Keep On Doin? (What You?re Doin?),' alongside 'I Know You Got Soul' simply levitate the bandstand.
This future classic is a clear reminder that James Brown was as much of a talent scout as he was a more-than-legendary performer. And while other 'Live At The Apollo'
releases focused on his own incredible music, here he gives the stage to the musicians that brought his work to life and kept his legend going for decades. Future
generations won?t have to wonder why this music was held back for so long, because they will always have this album ? and once you hear the first notes, you won?t
worry any more either. You will sit back, let some of the greatest musicians of all time blow your mind, and smile for several days straight. So put the needle on the
record and let it begin.

Side 1
1.A1. Danny Ray - Introduction Of The J.B.'s
2.A2. The J.B.'s - Hot Pants Road
3.A3. The J.B.'s - From The Back Side
4.A4. The J.B.'s - Wine Spot
5.B1. Fred Wesley - Introduction Of James Brown
6.B2. James Brown - Never Can Say Goodbye
7.B3. The J.B.'s - Pass The Peas
8.B4. The J.B.'s - Honky Tonk
9.C1. James Brown - Introduction By James Brown
10.C2. The J.B.'s - Gimme Some More
11.C3. James Brown - There It Is
12.C4. Danny Ray - Introduction Of Lyn Collins
13.C5. Lyn Collins - Do Your Thing
14.C6. Lyn Collins - Think (About It)
15.C7. Lyn Collins - I'll Take You There
16.D1. Danny Ray - Introduction Of Bobby Byrd
17.D2. Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul
18.D3. Bobby Byrd - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
19.D4. Bobby Byrd - Keep On Doin' What You're Doin'
1.Danny Ray - Introduction Of The J.B.'s
2.The J.B.'s - Hot Pants Road
3.The J.B.'s - From The Back Side
4.The J.B.'s - Wine Spot
1.Fred Wesley - Introduction Of James Brown
2.James Brown - Never Can Say Goodbye
3.The J.B.'s - Pass The Peas
4.The J.B.'s - Honky Tonk
1.James Brown - Introduction By James Brown
2.The J.B.'s - Gimme Some More
3.James Brown - There It Is
4.Danny Ray - Introduction Of Lyn Collins
1.Danny Ray - Introduction Of Bobby Byrd
2.Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul
3.Bobby Byrd - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
4.Bobby Byrd - Keep On Doin' What You're Doin'

Vinyl release of James Brown - Live At The Apollo 1972. Released through GET ON DOWN and available on 2LP.



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JAMES BROWN - Live At The Apollo 1972 (2LP)
Cat No: GET54082LP
Barcode: 0664425408218
Packaging: 2LP
SKU 4755100
Barcode # 0664425408218
Artist James Brown
Artist/Author JAMES BROWN
Shipping weight 0.7600kg
Format 2LP

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