Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Although historical evaluations of James Brown's work during the last half of the '60s tend to focus on the innovative funk of his biggest hit singles, his repertoire -- both live and on record -- in fact remained pretty versatile. Like his other '60s studio albums, Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud is more R&B/pop-conscious than a lot of listeners would expect, mixing the funky monsters "Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud" and "Licking Stick" with soul ballads. It's a notch above similar albums from earlier in the decade, however, in that the slow numbers are usually gritty slow-burns that eschew syrupy orchestration.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Although historical evaluations of James Brown's work during the last half of the '60s tend to focus on the innovative funk of his biggest hit singles, his repertoire -- both live and on record -- in fact remained pretty versatile. Like his other '60s studio albums, Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud is more R&B/pop-conscious than a lot of listeners would expect, mixing the funky monsters "Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud" and "Licking Stick" with soul ballads. It's a notch above similar albums from earlier in the decade, however, in that the slow numbers are usually gritty slow-burns that eschew syrupy orchestration.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2003
  • Label: Universal Japan
  • EAN: 4988005343833
  • Catalog Number: 9292

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Brown Primary Artist, Organ, Vocals
St. Clair Pinckney Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dud Bascomb Trumpet
Pee Wee Ellis Organ, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Maceo Parker Tenor Saxophone
Troy Seals Guitar
Bobby Byrd Organ, Vocals
Les Asch Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Selwart Clarke Strings
Winston Collymore Strings
Tim Drummond Bass
Sidney Edwards Strings
Richard "Kush" Griffith Trumpet
Ernie Hayes Piano
Haywood Henry Baritone Saxophone
Timothy Hedding Organ, Piano
Harry Katzman Strings
Carl Lynch Guitar
Dave Parkinson Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Matthew Raimondi Strings
Waymon Reed Trumpet
Eddie Setser Guitar
John Starks Drums
Clyde Stubblefield Drums
Fred Wesley Trombone
Al Lucas Bass
Ken Tibbets Bass
Wallace Richardson Guitar
Alphonso "Country" Kellum Bass, Guitar
Jimmy Nolen Guitar
Sammy Lowe Conductor
Joe Dupars Trumpet
Bernard Odum Bass
Levi Rasbury Valve Trombone
Sweet Charles Sherrell Bass
Eldee Williams Tenor Saxophone
Beau Dollar Bowman Drums
Nick Hardone Strings
Harry Malnikoff Strings
Dicky Harris Trombone
Johnny Grimes Trumpet
Technical Credits
James Brown Producer
Harry Weinger Liner Notes
Alan Leeds Liner Notes
Sammy Lowe Arranger
Bud Hobgood Producer
Alfred Ellis Composer
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