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

Entertainment Reviews:

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:

  • 1.Superbad, Superslick, Pt. 1
  • 2.Superbad, Superslick, Pt. 2
  • 3.Dooley's Junkyard Dogs
  • 4.Dooley's Junkyard Dogs [Short Version]
  • 5.Hot (I Need to Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)
  • 6.(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  • 7.Goodnight My Love
  • 8.Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time, Pt. 1
  • 9.Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time, Pt. 2
  • 10.Get Up Offa That Thing
  • 11.Release the Pressure
  • 12.I Refuse to Lose
  • 13.Home Again
  • 14.Bodyheat, Pt. 1
  • 15.Bodyheat, Pt. 2
  • 16.Kiss in 77
  • 17.Woman

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Give Me Some Skin
  • 2.People Wake Up and Live
  • 3.Summertime
  • 4.Take Me Higher and Groove Me
  • 5.If You Don't Give a Dogone About It
  • 6.People Who Criticize
  • 7.Love Me Tender
  • 8.Have a Happy Day
  • 9.Eyesight
  • 10.I Never, Never, Never Will Forget
  • 11.The Spank
  • 12.Nature, Pt. 1
  • 13.Nature, Pt. 2
  • 14.For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes, Pt. 1
  • 15.For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes, Pt. 2
  • 16.Someone to Talk To, Pt. 1
  • 17.Someone to Talk To, Pt. 2
  • 18.It's Too Funky in Here
  • 19.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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