James Brown The Singles, Volume 10: 1975-1979 (2-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Hip-O Select

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Record Collector (magazine) - p.86
3 stars out of 5 -- "This set's opener is 'Superbad, Superslick,' which, as its title intimates, is a disco-hued revamp of 1970's 'Super Bad'..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Superbad, Superslick, Pt. 1
  • Buy for $0.992.Superbad, Superslick, Pt. 2
  • Buy for $0.993.Dooley's Junkyard Dogs
  • Buy for $0.994.Dooley's Junkyard Dogs [Short Version]
  • Buy for $0.995.Hot (I Need to Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)
  • Buy for $0.996.(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  • Buy for $0.997.Goodnight My Love
  • Buy for $0.998.Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time, Pt. 1
  • Buy for $0.999.Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time, Pt. 2
  • Buy for $1.2910.Get Up Offa That Thing
  • Buy for $0.9911.Release the Pressure
  • Buy for $0.9912.I Refuse to Lose
  • Buy for $0.9913.Home Again
  • Buy for $0.9914.Bodyheat, Pt. 1
  • Buy for $0.9915.Bodyheat, Pt. 2
  • Buy for $0.9916.Kiss in 77
  • Buy for $0.9917.Woman

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Give Me Some Skin
  • Buy for $0.992.People Wake Up and Live
  • Buy for $0.993.Summertime
  • Buy for $0.994.Take Me Higher and Groove Me
  • Buy for $0.995.If You Don't Give a Dogone About It
  • Buy for $0.996.People Who Criticize
  • Buy for $0.997.Love Me Tender
  • Buy for $0.998.Have a Happy Day
  • Buy for $0.999.Eyesight
  • Buy for $0.9910.I Never, Never, Never Will Forget
  • Buy for $0.9911.The Spank
  • Buy for $0.9912.Nature, Pt. 1
  • Buy for $0.9913.Nature, Pt. 2
  • Buy for $0.9914.For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes, Pt. 1
  • Buy for $0.9915.For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes, Pt. 2
  • Buy for $0.9916.Someone to Talk To, Pt. 1
  • Buy for $0.9917.Someone to Talk To, Pt. 2
  • Buy for $0.9918.It's Too Funky in Here
  • Buy for $0.9919.Are We Really Dancing

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Alan Leeds.
Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY (??/1975-11/1977); Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (??/1975-11/1977); International Studios, Augusta, GA (??/1975-11/1977); Mastersound Studios, Atlanta, GA (??/1975-11/1977); Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, AL (??/1975-11/1977); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (??/1975-11/1977); The Soundshop, Nashville, TN (??/1975-11/1977); A&R Studios, New York, NY (02/1974-09/1975); Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (02/1974-09/1975); International Studios, Augusta, GA (02/1974-09/1975); Mastersound Studios, Atlanta, GA (02/1974-09/1975); Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, AL (02/1974-09/1975); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (02/1974-09/1975); The Soundshop, Nashville, TN (02/1974-09/1975); A&R Studios, New York, NY (03/05/1979-03/06/1979); Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (03/05/1979-03/06/1979); International Studios, Augusta, GA (03/05/1979-03/06/1979); Mastersound Studios, Atlanta, GA (03/05/1979-03/06/1979); Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, AL (03/05/1979-03/06/1979); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (03/05/1979-03/06/1979); The Soundshop, Nashville, TN (03/05/1979-03/06/1979); A&R Studios, New York, NY (03/13/1979); Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (03/13/1979); International Studios, Augusta, GA (03/13/1979); Mastersound Studios, Atlanta, GA (03/13/1979); Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, AL (03/13/1979); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (03/13/1979); The Soundshop, Nashville, TN (03/13/1979); A&R Studios, New York, NY (04/19/1976-08/??/1976); Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (04/19/1976-08/??/1976); International Studios, Augusta, GA (04/19/1976-08/??/1976); Mastersound Studios, Atlanta, GA (04/19/1976-08/??/1976); Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, AL (04/19/1976-08/??/1976); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (04/19/1976-08/??/1976); The Soundshop, Nashville, TN (04/19/1976-08/??/1976); A&R Studios, New York, NY (05/03/1972-08/??/1975); Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (05/03/1972-08/??/1975); International Studios, Augusta, GA (05/03/1972-08/??/1975); Mastersound Studios, Atlanta, GA (05/03/1972-08/??/1975); Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, AL (05/03/1972-08/??/1975); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (05/03/1972-08/??/1975); The Soundshop, Nashville, TN (05/03/1972-08/??/1975); A&R Studios, New York, NY (10/21/1975-03/??/1977); Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (10/21/1975-03/??/1977); International Studios, Augusta, GA (10/21/1975-03/??/1977); Mastersound Studios, Atlanta, GA (10/21/1975-03/??/1977); Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, AL (10/21/1975-03/??/1977); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (10/21/1975-03/??/1977); The Soundshop, Nashville, TN (10/21/1975-03/??/1977); A&R Studios, New York, NY (12/1977-10/1978); Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (12/1977-10/1978); International Studios, Augusta, GA (12/1977-10/1978); Mastersound Studios, Atlanta, GA (12/1977-10/1978); Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, AL (12/1977-10/1978); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (12/1977-10/1978); The Soundshop, Nashville, TN (12/1977-10/1978).
Photographer: Alan Leeds.
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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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