James Brown Sex Machine (2-CD)

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Item:  DPLE 21504
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: October 5, 2004
  • Label: Double Pleasure

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Give It Up Turn It Loose
  • 2.Sex Machine (Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine)
  • 3.Get Up Offa That Thing
  • 4.I Feel Good
  • 5.Rap Pay Back P.1
  • 6.Prisoner Of Love
  • 7.Stay With Me
  • 8.Lowdown Popcorn
  • 9.Right Time (The Night Time Is The Right Time)
  • 10.Bring It On
  • 11.Honky Tonk
  • 12.You Can't Keep A Good Man Down
  • 13.Funky Men
  • 14.Mashed Potatoes Time
  • 15.It's Too Funky In Here
  • 16.Gonna Have A Fubky Good Time

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Papa's Got A Brand New Nag
  • 2.Today
  • 3.Superbad
  • 4.Body Heat
  • 5.Please Please Please
  • 6.Doing It To Death
  • 7.Try Me
  • 8.Get On The Good Foot
  • 9.Georgia On My Mind
  • 10.I Got The Feelin'
  • 11.Cold Sweat
  • 12.I Can't Stand Myself (Whe You Touch Me)
  • 13.I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • 14.Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Want)
  • 15.I Got The Feeling
  • 16.It's A Man's Man's World

Product Description:

Although the CD was supposedly "Recorded live at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self," these recordings come from two different sources: a live concert recorded at Augusta's Bell Auditorium in 1969, and a series of studio recordings that were doctored with audience noises and applause. The record, long considered a soul classic, actually features two different bands. The concert recordings feature Brown's band from the 1960s, while the studio songs feature Brown's then-new band, powered by Bootsy Collins on bass and Pelps "Catfish" Collins on guitar.
Whether these recordings are "live" or not is really not the point; Brown has never sung a calculated note in his life, and one would be hard-pressed to distinguish whether one of Brown's trademark howls was recorded in a studio or onstage. His scat singing on "Brother Rapp" sure sounds live. As the furious, barely one-minute-long "I Got the Feelin'" segues into the pure funky adrenaline rush of "Give it Up or Turnit A Loose," it is nearly impossible to keep still. The groove is that infectious. Surprisingly, the title track is not the hit single version of "Sex Machine," but rather an extended, more leisurely rendition.

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  • Sales Rank: 107,065
  • UPC: 690978215041
  • Shipping Weight: 0.33/lbs (approx)
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