Live at the Apollo

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All Music Guide - Rob Bowman
An astonishing record of James and the Flames tearing the roof off the sucker at the mecca of R&B theatres, New York's Apollo. When King Records owner Syd Nathan refused to fund the recording, thinking it commercial folly, Brown single-mindedly proceeded anyway, paying for it out of his own pocket. He had been out on the road night after night for a while, and he knew that the magic that was part and parcel of a James Brown show was something no record had ever caught. Hit follows hit without a pause -- "I'll Go Crazy," "Try Me," "Think," "Please Please Please," "I Don't Mind," "Night Train," and more. The affirmative screams and cries of the audience are something ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Bowman
An astonishing record of James and the Flames tearing the roof off the sucker at the mecca of R&B theatres, New York's Apollo. When King Records owner Syd Nathan refused to fund the recording, thinking it commercial folly, Brown single-mindedly proceeded anyway, paying for it out of his own pocket. He had been out on the road night after night for a while, and he knew that the magic that was part and parcel of a James Brown show was something no record had ever caught. Hit follows hit without a pause -- "I'll Go Crazy," "Try Me," "Think," "Please Please Please," "I Don't Mind," "Night Train," and more. The affirmative screams and cries of the audience are something you've never experienced unless you've seen the Brown Revue in a Black theater. If you have, I need not say more; if you haven't, suffice to say that this should be one of the very first records you ever own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2004
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 602498613702
  • Catalog Number: 000171502
  • Sales rank: 2,313

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Brown Primary Artist
St. Clair Pinckney Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Bobby Byrd Organ, Background Vocals
Les Buie Guitar
Al "Brisco" Clark Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Clayton Fillyau Drums
Lucas Fats Gonder Organ, Master of Ceremonies
Hubert Perry Bass
George Sims Drums
Lloyd Stallworth Background Vocals
Teddy Washington Trumpet
Dicky Wells Trombone
Lewis Hamlin Trumpet
Roscoe Patrick Trumpet
Bobby Bennett Background Vocals
William "Po Devil" Burgess Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
James Brown Composer, Producer
Jimmy Forrest Composer
St. Clair Pinckney Principal
Bobby Byrd Composer
Clayton Fillyau Principal
Chuck Seitz Mastering
Lloyd Stallworth Composer
Harry Weinger Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Alan Leeds Liner Notes
Lewis Hamlin Music Direction, Principal
Hal Neely Sleeve Notes
Lowman Pauling Composer
Johnny Terry Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Lewis Simpkins Composer
Tommy Nola Engineer
Sylvester Keels Composer
Dan Quest Cover Art
Sol Marcus Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Oscar Washington Composer
James H. Brown Producer
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