James Brown I Feel Good: The Very Best of James Brown (2-CD)

I Feel Good: The Very Best of James Brown (2-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: April 9, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Spectrum Audio UK

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.I Got The Feelin'
  • 2.Bring It Up
  • 3.I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • 4.Stone To The Bone
  • 5.Get Up I Feel Like Being Like A Sex Machine
  • 6.You Got To Have A Mother For Me
  • 7.It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World
  • 8.The Boss
  • 9.People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul
  • 10.She's The One
  • 11.Talking Loud And Saying Nothing
  • 12.Shhhhhh (For A Little While)
  • 13.The Popcorn
  • 14.Night Train
  • 15.Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
  • 16.Cold Sweat
  • 17.The Soul Of A Black Man

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 2.Superbad Superslick
  • 3.Get Up Offa That Thing
  • 4.For Goodness Sakes, Look At Those Cakes
  • 5.Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
  • 6.Coldblooded
  • 7.The Future Shock Of The World
  • 8.World
  • 9.Brother Rapp
  • 10.There It Is
  • 11.Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud (Pt. 1)
  • 12.Soul Power
  • 13.Use Your Mother
  • 14.Take Some - Leave Some
  • 15.Papa Don't Take No Mess

Product Description:

While the title might lead fans to expect a collection of the soul icon's biggest hits, I Feel Good: The Very Best of James Brown devotes relatively little space to Brown's best-known tracks, and instead focuses on JB's legendary reputation as an indefatigable groove machine. Sure, there are some major hits on board -- "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," and "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World," among others -- but they're outnumbered by lengthy workouts that testify to Brown's well-deserved legacy as one of the pioneering architects of funk, including the surreal 13-minute "Dead on It" and the intense nine-minute "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul." I Feel Good doesn't shy away from some of the more obscure and eccentric moments in Brown's catalog, such as "The Future Shock of the World" and "The Soul of a Black Man," letting the groove alone seemingly dictate what makes the cut, and if this collection isn't meant for casual observers or folks just looking for hits, the track selection is made to order for DJs looking to move the crowd with heavy-duty funk, or fans who want to study at length the staggering power and finesse of Brown's various backing bands of the '60s and '70s. (It's all the more amazing to contemplate that most of this material was cut live in the studio, with Brown and his musicians locking in to these rhythms in real time). I Feel Good isn't a James Brown hits collection for dabblers or folks looking for his radio hits, but as a study of his groundbreaking funk sessions, this is crucial stuff. ~ Mark Deming

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