The Singles, Vol. 5: 1967-1969

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
The nearly four-dozen sides of genre-defining soul that James Brown committed to 7" vinyl between November of 1967 and January 1969 are gathered on Hip-O Select's two-CD limited-edition Singles, Vol. 5: 1967 -- 1969 (2008). As they have done on their four previous installments, co-producers Harry Weinger and Alan Leeds have spent literally hundreds of man-hours in the methodical restoration of Soul Brother #1's copious legacy and oft confusing discography. For this package, they anthologize one of Brown's most influential eras as the artist's insatiable quest to deliver rhythm & blues into newer and definitely funkier territory comes to a crucial crossroads. This ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
The nearly four-dozen sides of genre-defining soul that James Brown committed to 7" vinyl between November of 1967 and January 1969 are gathered on Hip-O Select's two-CD limited-edition Singles, Vol. 5: 1967 -- 1969 (2008). As they have done on their four previous installments, co-producers Harry Weinger and Alan Leeds have spent literally hundreds of man-hours in the methodical restoration of Soul Brother #1's copious legacy and oft confusing discography. For this package, they anthologize one of Brown's most influential eras as the artist's insatiable quest to deliver rhythm & blues into newer and definitely funkier territory comes to a crucial crossroads. This reverberation would reflect a social upheaval simultaneously occurring across America. Perhaps the clearest indicator of Brown's place at the apex of the impending Black Pride revolution is that more than a quarter of these songs crossed from the R&B to the pop charts. Among them are classic grooves and even rare edits of such memorable titles as "I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)," "There Was a Time," "I Got the Feelin'," "Licking Stick, Pts. 1&2," "Say It Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud," "Goodbye My Love," and "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" -- all of which made it into the Top 40 Pop Singles survey. In the spirit of completeness, monaural and stereophonic editions of "Licking Stick" are offered because -- as Weinger and Leeds refer to in the copious fact-filled, 28-page liner booklet -- both the "mono and stereo masters [of the song] were randomly interchanged at the King Records pressing plant." Another interesting anomaly is "Shades of Brown, Pt. 2." Although the selection is, in fact, the continuation of the B-side to "Goodbye by Love," it was Birmingham, AL disc jockey Steve "Soul" Myers' name on the label. Atypically, the A-side to "Shades of Brown, Pt. 2" isn't on this package. The compilers decision to exclude that may have had something to do with the fact that it wasn't officially credited to the artist, not to mention that the novelty platter was nothing more than a so-called "break-in" record. Here, clips from well-known classics are used as responses in what is set up as an interview. Vigilant enthusiasts can locate "James Brown -- A Talk with the News" on the 40th Anniversary Sampler (1996). Interestingly there are additional numbers not billed to James Brown or his Famous Flames. Among them are vocalist Vicki Anderson, who gets props on "You've Got the Power," while Bobby Byrd's "You've Got to Change Your Mind" and Marva Whitney's "You Got to Have a Job (If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat)" are also located here. Additionally, there is a reading of "There Was a Time" which was issued under the name of the Dapps featuring Alfred Ellis. This is the Famous Flames song with Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis (sax) soloing where Brown's lead vocals had formerly been. The Dapps are given the nod for "Bring Up the Guitar" and "Gittin' a Little Hipper," while the remake of the O.C. Smith hit "Little Green Apples" b/w "Come on in the House" was done under the lengthy moniker Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis featured with the James Brown Band. Finally, there are also a few very short spoken "Open End I.D.'s" that are not mentioned on the rear tray card song list, but are tucked between tracks 18 and 19 on disc two. These would have been used by radio stations in an attempt to personalize the James Brown cuts on their respective play lists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602517536715
  • Catalog Number: 001041102
  • Sales rank: 33,743

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me), Pt. 1 (3:33)
  2. 2 There Was a Time - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:37)
  3. 3 The Soul of J.B. - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:46)
  4. 4 Funky Soul #1 - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:16)
  5. 5 You've Got to Change Your Mind - Bobby Byrd (3:22)
  6. 6 Bringing Up the Guitar - Alfred Ellis (2:55)
  7. 7 Gittin'a Little Hipper - Alfred Ellis (2:52)
  8. 8 I Got the Feelin' - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:38)
  9. 9 If I Ruled the World - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:28)
  10. 10 You've Got the Power - Vicki Anderson (2:26)
  11. 11 Shhhhhh (For a Little While) - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:35)
  12. 12 Here I Go - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:34)
  13. 13 America Is My Home - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:21)
  14. 14 America Is My Home - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:30)
  15. 15 Licking Stick Licking Stick, Pt. 1 - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:52)
  16. 16 Licking Stick Licking Stick - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:17)
  17. 17 Licking Stick Licking Stick - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:49)
  18. 18 Licking Stick Licking Stick - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:18)
  19. 19 There Was a Time - Alfred Ellis (2:32)
  20. 20 I Guess I'll Have to Cry, Cry, Cry - The Famous Flames (3:52)
  21. 21 Just Plain Funk - The Famous Flames (2:54)
  22. 22 I Guess I'll Have to Cry, Cry, Cry (4:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud (Pt. 1) (2:43)
  2. 2 Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud (2:36)
  3. 3 Maybe Good Maybe Bad - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:47)
  4. 4 Maybe Good Maybe Bad - James Brown & His Famous Flames (2:52)
  5. 5 Goodbye My Love (5:36)
  6. 6 Shades of Brown (2:47)
  7. 7 Shades of Brown - Steve Soul (2:36)
  8. 8 Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto (2:59)
  9. 9 You Know It (2:53)
  10. 10 Tit for Tat (Ain't No Taking Back) (3:05)
  11. 11 Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer) (2:41)
  12. 12 Let's Unite the Whole World at Christmas (2:44)
  13. 13 In the Middle (2:32)
  14. 14 In the Middle - The James Brown Band (2:44)
  15. 15 Little Green Apples - The James Brown Band (2:39)
  16. 16 Come on in the House - The James Brown Band (2:34)
  17. 17 Give It Up or Turnit a Loose (2:44)
  18. 18 I'll Lose My Mind (2:54)
  19. 19 Soul Pride (Pt. 1)/Open End I.D.1/Open End I.D.2 (2:10)
  20. 20 Soul Pride (2:11)
  21. 21 You Got to Have a Job (If You Don't Work You Can't Eat) - Marva Whitney (4:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Brown Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Vocals, Soloist
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Joe Newman Trumpet
St. Clair Pinckney Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Pee Wee Ellis Organ, Tenor Saxophone
Maceo Parker Tenor Saxophone
Troy Seals Guitar
Bobby Byrd Organ, Celeste, Vocals
Les Asch Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Garnett Brown Trombone
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 Piano
Harry Katzman Strings
Charles Libove Strings
Carl Lynch Guitar
Dave Parkinson Baritone Saxophone
Matthew Raimondi Strings
Waymon Reed Trumpet
Ron Selico Bongos
John Starks Drums
Clyde Stubblefield Drums
Fred Wesley Trombone
Al Lucas Bass
Vicki Anderson Vocals
Wallace Richardson Guitar
Rafael Rivera Timbales
Alphonso "Country" Kellum Bass, Guitar
Jimmy Nolen Guitar
Sammy Lowe Conductor
Joe Dupars Trumpet
Bernard Odum Bass
Levi Rasbury French Horn, Valve Trombone
Sweet Charles Sherrell Bass
Eldee Williams Tenor Saxophone
Beau Dollar Bowman Drums
Nick Hardone Strings
Harry Malnikoff Strings
Sant Ram Strings
Alfred Ellis Alto Saxophone
Edward Williams Percussion
Walter Foster Harmonica
Johnny Grimes Trumpet
Technical Credits
Hank Ballard Composer
James Brown Arranger, Composer, Producer
Pee Wee Ellis Arranger
Bobby Russell Composer
Troy Seals Composer
Bobby Byrd Arranger, Composer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Nat Jones Arranger, Composer
Ron Lenhoff Composer
Waymon Reed Composer
Alan Leeds Liner Notes
Sammy Lowe Arranger
Bud Hobgood Composer, Producer
Alfred Ellis Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Seth Foster Mastering
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Michele Horie Art Direction
Cyril Ornadel Composer
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