Singles Vol. 10 (1975-1979)

Singles Vol. 10 (1975-1979)

by James Brown
     
 

The tenth volume in Hip-O Select's ongoing chronicle of James Brown's singles covers the second half of the '70s. That the first part of the '70s had to be covered in three volumes, and these five years fit rather comfortably onto one collection says a lot about JB's declining output and influence during the disco era. Brown was a fierce funk trailblazer, essentially… See more details below

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The tenth volume in Hip-O Select's ongoing chronicle of James Brown's singles covers the second half of the '70s. That the first part of the '70s had to be covered in three volumes, and these five years fit rather comfortably onto one collection says a lot about JB's declining output and influence during the disco era. Brown was a fierce funk trailblazer, essentially creating a good chunk of the form, but he seemed to be playing catch-up after disco, going so far as to rework David Bowie's "Fame" for the "Hot (I Need to Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)" single -- a sign that James was no longer setting the beat but following it. Lagging behind doesn't fit James Brown's image, so this music is often dismissed, and while The Singles, Vol. 10: 1975-1979 doesn't necessarily make a rousing case for this era being underappreciated, it does have its moments, including the hits "It's Too Funky in Here" and "Get Up Offa That Thing." And for the hardcore -- and at this point, the fans of this series primarily consist of the devoted -- this set does have several rarities, including the J.B.'s final effort for People "Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time" and Brown's salute to the University of Georgia's football team, "Dooley's Junkyard Dogs," a tribute that's better in theory than in practice. Brown also dips his toe into quiet storm on "Kiss in 77," a move that bolsters the suspicion that he was following the winds of fashion of the time. But he could still pull a rabbit out of his hat on occasion, as on "It's Too Funky in Here," one of his few disco singles that has the grit, groove, and passion of his best funk, a difference so notable it's not a surprise that it became his first genuine disco hit.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2011
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602527622408
catalogNumber:
001527902
Rank:
78096

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Superbad, Superslick, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  2. Superbad, Superslick, Pt. 2  - James Brown
  3. Dooley's Junkyard Dogs  - James Brown
  4. Dooley's Junkyard Dogs  - James Brown
  5. Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)  - James Brown
  6. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons  - James Brown
  7. Goodnight My Love  - James Brown
  8. Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time, Pt. 1  -  J.B.'s
  9. Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time, Pt. 2  -  J.B.'s
  10. Get Up Offa That Thing  - James Brown
  11. Release the Pressure  - James Brown
  12. I Refuse To Lose  - James Brown
  13. Home Again  - James Brown
  14. Bodyheat, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  15. Bodyheat, Pt. 2  - James Brown
  16. Kiss In 77  - James Brown
  17. Woman  - James Brown

Disc 2

  1. Give Me Some Skin  -  J.B.'s
  2. People Wake Up and Live  -  J.B.'s
  3. Summertime  - Martha High
  4. Take Me Higher and Groove Me  - James Brown
  5. If You Don't Give a Dogone About It  -  New JB's
  6. People Who Criticize  -  New JB's
  7. Love Me Tender  - James Brown
  8. Have a Happy Day  -  New JB's
  9. Eyesight  - James Brown
  10. I Never, Never, Never Will Forget  - James Brown
  11. The Spank  - James Brown
  12. Nature, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  13. Nature, Pt. 2  - James Brown
  14. For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  15. For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes, Pt. 2  - James Brown
  16. Someone to Talk To, Pt. 1  - James Brown
  17. Someone to Talk To, Pt. 2  - James Brown
  18. It's Too Funky In Here  - James Brown
  19. Are We Really Dancing  - James Brown

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Brown   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet
John Tropea   Guitar
Joe Beck   Guitar
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
St. Clair Pinckney   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Maceo Parker   Alto Saxophone
Sue Evans   Percussion,Conga
David Matthews   Conductor
Bobby Byrd   Organ,Background Vocals
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Harrison Calloway   Trumpet
Ben Cauley   Trumpet
Duncan Cleary   Guitar
Lyn Collins   Background Vocals
Tony Cook   Drums
Donna Davis   Background Vocals
Cynthia Douglas   Background Vocals
Ronnie Eades   Baritone Saxophone
Gordon Edwards   Bass
Joe Farrell   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Gadd   Drums
Keith Gregory   Guitar
Johnny Griggs   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Roger Hawkins   Drums
David Hood   Bass
Mike Lawler   Organ,Keyboards,Clavinet
Will Lee   Bass
Randy McCormick   Keyboards
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Leon Pendarvis   Electric Piano
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Charles Rose   Trombone
Richard Tee   Organ,Piano
Harvey Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Wesley   Trombone,Background Vocals
David Weston   Bass
Hollie Farris   Trumpet,Valve Trombone
Martha High   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmy Madison   Drums
Robert Coleman   Guitar
Russell Crimes   Percussion,Trumpet,Background Vocals
Melvin Parker   Drums
Jimmy Nolen   Guitar
Sweet Charles Sherrell   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet
Michael Gipson   Trombone
Sylvester Keels   Background Vocals
Joe Poff   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Peyton "PJ" Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Lou Soloff   Trumpet
Sam Brown   Guitar
Pam Vincent   Background Vocals
Clayton Ivy   Keyboards
Pat Rebilot   Electric Piano
Anne Beedling-McLeod   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
James Brown   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Elvis Presley   Composer
St. Clair Pinckney   Arranger,Composer
George Jackson   Composer
David Matthews   Arranger
Gus Arnheim   Composer
William Best   Composer
Harry Lookofsky   String Conductor
Randy McCormick   Composer
Brad Shapiro   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Deek Watson   Composer
Alan Leeds   Liner Notes
Robert Miller   Composer
Sammy Lowe   Arranger
Sweet Charles Sherrell   Arranger,Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Deanna Brown   Composer
Jules LeMare (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Vera Matson   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Yamma Brown   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Direction
Walter Shaw   Composer
Deidre Brown   Composer
Teresa Tsuzaki   Licensing
Happy Howard   Composer

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