50th Anniversary Collection

50th Anniversary Collection

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This definitive two-CD retrospective clebrates both the Godfather of Soul's 70th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his show business debut. Appropriately, The 50th Anniversary Collection brings together 50 of James Brown's greatest hits -- including "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1," "Say It Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud," and "I Got You (I Feel Good)."See more details below

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This definitive two-CD retrospective clebrates both the Godfather of Soul's 70th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his show business debut. Appropriately, The 50th Anniversary Collection brings together 50 of James Brown's greatest hits -- including "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1," "Say It Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud," and "I Got You (I Feel Good)." The package also includes a 16-page booklet with a historical essay, photos, and track notes.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
James Brown's two-CD 40th Anniversary Collection gathered 40 of the soul-funk giant's biggest hits, and in keeping with its title, The 50th Anniversary Collection is just that little bit bigger and better, with (could you guess?) 50 of his most famous tracks. From 1956's "Please, Please, Please" to 1988's "Static, Pts. 1 & 2," it has almost all of his biggies, though the absence of the 1986 Top Five hit "Living in America" is puzzling indeed. But that's a minor quibble given the dozens of classics onboard, which taken as a whole not only represent the best Brown compilation on the market, but also make a plain case for the singer as one of the major talents of 20th century American music. It's not wholly redundant on the off-chance that you're willing to replace 40th Anniversary Collection, mopping up a few hits of note ("Bewildered," "Bring It Up," "Let Yourself Go," "I Can't Stand Myself [When You Touch Me], Pt. 1," "It's a New Day, Pt. 1," "The Popcorn") that didn't make the cut the previous time around. If you're keeping score, it does lose a couple minor goodies from 40th Anniversary Collection ("Money Won't Change You," "King Heroin"). Also, the '70s funk years might be given too much emphasis and his R&B-soul beginnings shortchanged, though there are plenty of other reissues of his '50s/'60s material out there if you want to investigate further. Want another minor quibble on what is nonetheless a superb anthology? 40th Anniversary Collection came out in 1996; The 50th Anniversary Collection came out in 2003. Now that's the sort of creative accounting only a marketing department could love. Didn't this anniversary come three years early, especially considering that Brown's recording debut was in 1956?
Blender - Chairman Mao
The 50th Anniversary Collection ably repackages nearly all of the Godfather's watershed singles on two easily digestible discs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2003
Label:
Utv Records
UPC:
0602498607251
catalogNumber:
000112502
Rank:
24999

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Please, Please, Please  - James Brown
  2. Try Me  - James Brown
  3. Good Good Lovin'  - James Brown
  4. I'll Go Crazy  - James Brown
  5. Think  - James Brown
  6. Bewildered  - James Brown
  7. Lost Someone  - James Brown
  8. Night Train  - James Brown
  9. Prisoner of Love  - James Brown
  10. Out of Sight  - James Brown
  11. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  12. I Got You (I Feel Good)  - James Brown
  13. It's a Man's Man's Man's World  - James Brown
  14. Bring It Up (Hipster's Avenue)  - James Brown
  15. Let Yourself Go  - James Brown
  16. Cold Sweat, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  17. Get It Together, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  18. There Was a Time  - James Brown
  19. I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me), Pt. 1  - James Brown
  20. I Got the Feelin'  - James Brown
  21. Licking Stick-Licking Stick, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  22. Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud), Pt. 1  - James Brown
  23. Give It Up or Turnit a Loose  - James Brown
  24. I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I'll Get ...)  - James Brown
  25. The Popcorn  - James Brown
  26. Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  27. Ain't It Funky Now, Pt. 1  - James Brown

Disc 2

  1. It's a New Day, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  2. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  3. Super Bad, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  4. Get Up, Get into It, Get Involved, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  5. Soul Power, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  6. Hot Pants, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  7. Make It Funky, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  8. I'm a Greedy Man, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  9. Talking Loud and Saying Nothing, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  10. There It Is, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  11. Get on the Good Foot, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  12. I Got Ants in My Pants (And I Want to Dance), Pt. 1  - James Brown
  13. Down and Out in New York City  - James Brown
  14. Sexy, Sexy, Sexy  - James Brown
  15. Doing It to Death, Pt. 1  - Fred Wesley
  16. The Payback, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  17. My Thang  - James Brown
  18. Papa Don't Take No Mess, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  19. Funky President (People It's Bad)  - James Brown
  20. Get Up Offa That Thing  - James Brown
  21. Body Heat, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  22. It's Too Funky in Here  - James Brown
  23. Static, Pts. 1 & 2  - James Brown

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Brown   Primary Artist
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Sammy Lowe   Conductor
James H. Brown   Organ,Vocals

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Jimmy Forrest   Composer
St. Clair Pinckney   Composer
Andy Gibson   Producer
Pee Wee Ellis   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Composer
Full Force   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bobby Byrd   Composer
Ralph Bass   Producer
George Jenkins   Composer
Nat Jones   Composer
Ron Lenhoff   Composer
R. Miller   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Brad Shapiro   Composer
Lloyd Stallworth   Composer
John Starks   Composer
Fred Wesley   Arranger,Composer
Hal Neely   Producer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Johnny Terry   Composer
Bodie Chandler   Composer
Russ Columbo   Composer
Lewis Simpkins   Composer
Tom Copi   Inlay Photography
Sammy Lowe   Arranger
Clifford White   Liner Notes
Mathieu Bitton   Art Direction
Bud Hobgood   Composer
Ted Wright   Composer
Deanna Brown   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Charles Bobbit   Composer
Albert Shubert   Composer
Deidra Brown   Composer
Yamma Brown   Composer
Oscar Washington   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Dave Matthews   Arranger
Betty Jean Newsome   Composer
James H. Brown   Arranger,Producer
Joe Mims   Composer

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