The Singles, Vol. 2: 1960-1963

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In between the release of the first collection of James Brown singles by the Internet mail-order imprint Hip-O Select The Singles, Vol. 1: The Federal Years: 1956-1960 on September 26, 2006, and the appearance of this second volume on March 27, 2007, Brown died on Christmas Day, 2006, at the age of 73. That tragic event doesn't affect the reissue campaign, except to accentuate its importance. The Singles, Vol. 2: 1960-1963 picks up the story of Brown's 45 rpm releases at the point when he switched from the Federal Records subsidiary of Cincinnati-based independent King Records to the main label. The promotion signaled a change in his approach. Now a steadily touring ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In between the release of the first collection of James Brown singles by the Internet mail-order imprint Hip-O Select The Singles, Vol. 1: The Federal Years: 1956-1960 on September 26, 2006, and the appearance of this second volume on March 27, 2007, Brown died on Christmas Day, 2006, at the age of 73. That tragic event doesn't affect the reissue campaign, except to accentuate its importance. The Singles, Vol. 2: 1960-1963 picks up the story of Brown's 45 rpm releases at the point when he switched from the Federal Records subsidiary of Cincinnati-based independent King Records to the main label. The promotion signaled a change in his approach. Now a steadily touring act on the chitlin circuit with a show that showcased his backup band, he treated his recordings as an adjunct to his live work. He helped the company coffers by agreeing to cut songs for which King owned the publishing. He was allowed to record instrumentals on which the artist credit read, "James Brown Presents His Band." And he continued to develop original compositions, although increasingly these seemed to consist of riffs he had worked up with the band during shows, over which he improvised some chanted lyrics. But his days of searching for hits were over; of the 40 A- and B-sides on this album, 13 made the Billboard R&B and/or pop charts, the most successful being "Baby, You're Right" number two R&B, number 49 pop, "Lost Someone" number two R&B, "I Don't Mind" number four R&B, number 47 pop, "Night Train" number five R&B, number 35 pop, and "Prisoner of Love" number six R&B, number 18 pop. He was not unaffected by popular trends: "Shout and Shimmy" number 16 R&B, number 61 pop was a thinly veiled remake of the Isley Brothers' "Shout," for example. But he was also ambitious. The cover of Johnny Otis' "Every Beat of My Heart" the B-side of the number 24 R&B hit "Like a Baby" was a jazzy instrumental featuring Brown on organ, one of many such tracks to be found here. "Prisoner of Love," a much transformed cover of a 1931 song that had been a hit for Russ Columbo and Perry Como, featured a string section and a chorus, as did a version of "These Foolish Things" number 25 R&B, number 55 pop. Still, Brown's future was not as another Jimmy Smith or as a pop balladeer. During the period when he was cutting these singles, he recorded October 24, 1962 and released May 1963 his Live at the Apollo LP, which established him as an R&B and even a pop star who was more important than any one song he might perform. Singles like "Night Train" and "Mashed Potatoes U.S.A." number 21 R&B, number 82 pop actually pointed the way forward, with Brown reciting tour itineraries in a raspy, excited voice over the dance rhythms. By the end of this period, he was the James Brown who would be familiar to fans ever afterward.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602517236455
  • Catalog Number: 000851002
  • Sales rank: 33,358

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Bells (2:58)
  2. 2 And I Do Just What I Want - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:26)
  3. 3 Hold It - The James Brown Band (2:11)
  4. 4 The Scratch - The James Brown Band (1:47)
  5. 5 Bewildered - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:26)
  6. 6 If You Want Me - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:25)
  7. 7 Suds - The James Brown Band (2:21)
  8. 8 Sticky - The James Brown Band (2:45)
  9. 9 I Don't Mind - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:46)
  10. 10 Love Don't Love Nobody - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:08)
  11. 11 Cross Firing - The James Brown Band (2:24)
  12. 12 Night Flying - The James Brown Band (2:17)
  13. 13 Baby, You're Righ - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:04)
  14. 14 I'll Never, Never Let You Go - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:21)
  15. 15 I Love You, Yes I Do - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:48)
  16. 16 Just You and Me, Darling - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:48)
  17. 17 Lost Someone - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:07)
  18. 18 Night Train - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:32)
  19. 19 Why Does Everything Happen to Me (2:11)
  20. 20 Bewildered - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:53)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Shout and Shimmy - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:51)
  2. 2 Come Over Here - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:46)
  3. 3 Mashed Potatoes U.S.A. - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:54)
  4. 4 You Don't Have to Go - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:49)
  5. 5 (Can You) Feel It, Pt. 1 - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:58)
  6. 6 (Can You) Feel It, Pt. 2 - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:38)
  7. 7 Three Hearts in a Tangle - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:54)
  8. 8 I've Got Money - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:32)
  9. 9 Like a Baby (2:54)
  10. 10 Every Beat of My Heart - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:45)
  11. 11 Prisoner of Love - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:28)
  12. 12 Choo-Choo - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:54)
  13. 13 These Foolish Things - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:55)
  14. 14 (Can You) Feel It, Pt. 1 - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:58)
  15. 15 Devil's Den, Pt. 1 (2:39)
  16. 16 Devil's Den, Pt. 2 (2:33)
  17. 17 Signed, Sealed, And Delivered - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:51)
  18. 18 Waiting in Vain - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:47)
  19. 19 Oh Baby Don't You Weep, Pt. 1 - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:57)
  20. 20 Oh Baby Don't You Weep, Pt. 2 - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Brown Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Drums, Vocals
Billy Butler Guitar
St. Clair Pinckney Tenor Saxophone
Al Corley Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Byrd Organ, Piano, Background Vocals
Les Buie Guitar
Al "Brisco" Clark Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Edwyn Conley Bass
George Dorsey Alto Saxophone
Panama Francis Drums, Timpani
Reginald Hall Drums
Ernie Hayes Organ, Piano
Haywood Henry Baritone Saxophone
Clifford MacMillan Tenor Saxophone
Kermit Moore Cello
Lloyd Trotman Bass
Teddy Washington Trumpet
Lewis Hamlin Trumpet
Roscoe Patrick Trumpet
Johnny Terry Background Vocals
J.C. Davis Tenor Saxophone
Wallace Richardson Guitar
Bobby Roach Guitar
Bobby Bennett Background Vocals
Sammy Lowe Conductor
Bernard Odum Bass
Alvin "Fats" Gonder Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals
Bill Hollings Background Vocals
Eugene Stallworth Background Vocals
Nat Kendrick Drums
Willie Connell Johnson Background Vocals
Gene Clark Violin
Al Brown & His Tunetoppers Viola
Sam Thomas Bass
Eddie Freeman Guitar
Clarence Johnson Trombone
Louis Madison Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Cleveland Lowe Tenor Saxophone
Clayton Fillyua Drums
Mark Cephas Violin, Concert Master
Mac Cephas Violin, Concert Master
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
James Brown Composer, Producer
Joe Tex Composer
Jimmy Forrest Composer
Clifford Scott Composer
Cowboy Copas Composer
Sonny Thompson Producer
Bobby Byrd Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Gene Redd Producer
Leo Robin Composer
Jesse Stone Composer
Alan Leeds Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Hal Neely Producer
Teddy Powell Composer
Russ Columbo Composer
Syd Nathan Composer
Lewis Simpkins Composer
Sammy Lowe Arranger
James Alston Composer
Harry Link Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Oscar Washington Composer
Leonard Whitcup Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Kelly Martinez Licensing
Sally Nix Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Michele Horie Art Direction
Andy Gibson Producer
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