The Singles Vol. 10 (1975-1979)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 3/1/2011
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602527622408
  • Catalog Number: 001527902
  • Sales rank: 100,904

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 Jr. 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
Seth Foster Mastering
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Michele Horie Art Direction
Walter Shaw Composer
Deidre Brown Composer
Teresa Tsuzaki Licensing
Happy Howard Composer
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