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Singles, Vol. 6: 1969-1970
     

The Singles, Vol. 6: 1969-1970

by James Brown
 
The amazing, exhausting project documenting the complete singles of the late James Brown, rolls on with this stunning sixth volume. These 38 tracks follow Brown through a mere two years in his astonishing career. Of course, in 1970, Brown was still going strong on the charts and in the popular consciousness even though he had lost his Flames by that time.

Overview

The amazing, exhausting project documenting the complete singles of the late James Brown, rolls on with this stunning sixth volume. These 38 tracks follow Brown through a mere two years in his astonishing career. Of course, in 1970, Brown was still going strong on the charts and in the popular consciousness even though he had lost his Flames by that time. Maceo Parker remained with Brown as his creative partner and foil, he also employed the great Pee Wee Ellis as arranger,and his main drummer was the brilliant Clyde Stubblefield. Fans of this series already know that Brown was an impulsive, even obsessive taskmaster when it came to documenting the ideas he and the band came up with. They recorded on the road as well as at King's studios, and on stages all over the nation. Whenever some jam came together, they recorded it -- even if it mutated itself into several other compositions. A-sides and B-sides were different depending on whether the disc was released as a promotional item or as a record for retail. All of that is painstakingly documented here, just as it was on previous volumes. Major selections on this set include the various mutations and versions of the Brown classic "Mother Popcorn." Long before the track emerged in that form it began as "You Got to Have a Mother for Me, Pt. 1" (the original prototype), and of course, "The Popcorn." Other smashes here include both parts of "Ain't It Funky Now," "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothin'," "Brother Rapp," "World," "I'm Shook," his reading of "Georgia on My Mind," and the funk whomp Christmas single "It's Christmas Time," just to name a few. This is a killer collection simply for its more open, new directional approach which Brown and Ellis were developing with the band. The liners are, as has been the standard, incredibly detailed with full session and discographical information -- there's even an analysis of Stubblefield's drumming patterns -- by Alan Leeds. For anyone who has begun collecting this series, you have little choice but to continue with this excellent volume. For anyone considering it, this may be a daunting project to take in, but in many ways, it's the only way to truly appreciate the full range and depth of Brown's genius.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602517873599
catalogNumber:
001220402
Rank:
271277

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Brown   Primary Artist,Organ,Vocals
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Jimmy McGary   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
St. Clair Pinckney   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Don Randi   Organ
Gordon Brisker   Tenor Saxophone
Pee Wee Ellis   Organ,Alto Saxophone
Arthur Adams   Guitar
Maceo Parker   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
David Matthews   Organ,Piano,Conductor,Bass Trombone
Bobby Byrd   Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Asch   Tenor Saxophone
H.B. Barnum   Conductor
Ben Barrett   Drums
Bootsy Collins   Electric Bass
D.A. Brisbois   Trumpet
Joe Davis   Trumpet
Tim Drummond   Bass,Bass Guitar
Richard "Kush" Griffith   Trumpet
Timothy Hedding   Organ
Paul Hubinon   Trumpet
Nat Jones   Conductor
Earl Palmer   Drums
Waymon Reed   Trumpet
Ron Selico   Bongos
Eddie Setser   Guitar
Henry Sigismonti   French Horn
John Starks   Drums,Vocals
Clyde Stubblefield   Drums
William Upchurch   Bass,Bass Guitar
James Vaughn   Piano
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Paul West   Bass Guitar
William Hinshaw   French Horn
Dick Leith   Trombone
Mike Andres   Alto Saxophone
Larry Dickson   Baritone Saxophone
Paul Piller   Trombone
Vicki Anderson   Vocals
Jimmy Madison   Drums
Melvin Parker   Drums
Alphonso "Country" Kellum   Guitar
Jimmy Nolen   Guitar
Michael Moore   Bass Guitar
Frank Brown   Trumpet
Joe Dupars   Trumpet
Bernard Odum   Bass,Bass Guitar
Levi Rasbury   Valve Trombone
Sweet Charles Sherrell   Bass,Bass Guitar
Eldee Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Beau Dollar Bowman   Drums
Kenny Poole   Guitar
Marie Speziale   Trumpet
Frank Vincent   Piano
James Razor Brown   Organ,Vocals
Jerry Conrad   Trumpet
John Miller   Bass
Nate Jones   Conductor
Jon Keliehor   Drums
Carmen Jr. DeLeone   Percussion,Vibes
David Frerichs   Vibes
Bob Thorn   Bass,Bass Guitar
Paul E. West   Bass
Tony Chipburn   Strings
Tim Hedding   Organ
Roberto DuBois   Background Vocals
Rachelle Draizer   Strings
Paul Hubinion   Trumpet
Millard Dusenbury   Trombone
Mike Andress   Alto Saxophone
John Kelihar   Drums
Jerry Conrad   Trumpet
Harry Sigismonte   French Horn
Gigi Kinard   Background Vocals
Dee Garrett   Guitar
DeDe Kinard   Background Vocals
Bennie Parks   Percussion
Art Lopez   Conga
Allen DiRenzo   Trumpet
Marie Speziale   Trumpet
A.D. Brisbois   Trumpet
Jimmy Nolan   Guitar
James McGary   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Nori   Tenor Saxophone
John Miller   Bass Guitar
Ronald Lewis   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Alfonzo Kellum   Guitar,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

James Brown   Arranger,Composer,Audio Production
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
St. Clair Pinckney   Composer
Pee Wee Ellis   Arranger,Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
David Matthews   Arranger,Composer
Bobby Byrd   Composer
H.B. Barnum   Arranger
Pierre Delanoë   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Nat Jones   Arranger
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Clyde Stubblefield   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Alan Leeds   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Teddy Powell   Composer
Alphonso "Country" Kellum   Composer
Jimmy Nolen   Composer
Bud Hobgood   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Alfred Ellis   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
James Razor Brown   Arranger,Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Direction
Nate Jones   Arranger
Alfonzo Kellum   Composer

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