James Brown - Solid Gold
Cat #: MIPD-2-9387
Format: 2x Vinyl, LP
Gatefold cover: VG+ VG++ edgewear, sticker top right corner (see pic)
Country: Canada Issue
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk
Compiled By - Cliff White , Malcolm Jones
Producer, Lead Vocals - James Brown
Notes: released in 1977.
A1 Please Please Please
A2 Try Me (I Need You)
A3 Good Good Lovin'
A4 I'll Go Crazy
A6 Night Train
A7 Out Of Sight
A8 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
A9 I Got You (I Feel Good)
A10 It's A Man's Man's Man's World
B1 Cold Sweat
B2 There Was A Time
B3 I Got The Feelin'
B4 Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud
B5 Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose
B6 Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me)
B7 (Get Up, I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
B8 (Call Me) Superbad
C1 Soul Power
C2 Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)
C3 Make It Funky
C4 Talking Loud And Saying Nothing
C5 Honky Tonk
C6 Get On The Good Foot
C7 The Payback
D1 My Thang
D2 Papa Don't Take No Mess
D3 Funky President (People It's Bad)
D4 Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)
a time when James Brown's career was in commercial and artistic eclipse, when his entire 1960s catalog was out of print in the U.S., and when his work had been anthologized only in the inconsistent Soul Classics series, Polydor U.K. assembled the ideal two-LP hits compilation covering the first two decades of his work, from 1956's "Please, Please, Please" to 1976's "Get up Offa That Thing." "30 Golden Hits," proclaimed the cover, "21 Golden Years." On the inside of the foldout cover, Polydor listed the release dates and (U.S.) chart figures for each song, along with an essay by Cliff White. As a result, Solid Gold stood not only as a model for the many Brown compilations that would follow in later years, but also for the compilation boom in general; it was thorough, respectful, and focused. Like the best compilations, it forced a reassessment of its subject by concentrating on his best work and following it through the years. If there was ever any doubt that James Brown was the major figure of R&B in the '60s, it was erased here. At the same time, of course, by implication it closed the door on Brown as an innovator: Cliff White looked forward to 1998, when another 21 years in Brown's career would have gone by, but the appearance of this set was an acknowledgement that Brown's real accomplishments were behind him.
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is one of the founding fathers of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance. In a career that spanned six decades, Brown profoundly influenced the development of many different musical genres.
Brown moved on a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music making.
First coming to national public attention in the mid-1950s as a member of the R&B singing group The Famous Flames,
Brown performed in concerts, first making his rounds across the chitlin' circuit, and then across the country and later around the world, along with appearing in shows on television and in movies. Although he contributed much to the music world through his hitmaking, Brown holds the record as the artist who charted the most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever hitting number one on that chart.
For many years, Brown's touring show was one of the most extravagant productions in American popular music. At the time of Brown's death, his band included three guitarists, two bass guitar players, two drummers, three horns and a percussionist.
The bands that he maintained during the late 1960s and 1970s were of comparable size, and the bands also included a three-piece amplified string section that played during ballads.
Brown employed between 40 and 50 people for the James Brown Revue, and members of the revue traveled with him in a bus to cities and towns all over the country, performing upwards of 330 shows a year with almost all of the shows as one-nighters.[
In 1986, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2000 into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He is ranked seventh on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time."
James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
i love the way he moves!!!
James Brown - Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud
james brown doin what he does best!
James Brown - Mother Popcorn - 1969
What's interesting about james is that he ran a tight ship when it came to his band. The man was in total control. He had to be, to get the funk across. What a amazing man he was.
James Brown - Cold Sweat - Live 1968
James Brown - Get on the Good Foot - 1973
Does any current music star or group have this kind of energy and presence on stage, let alone pull off a performance like this?
James Brown - Sex Machine 1971
James used to fine his musicians every time they missed a note or a cue. That's why his bands were always perfect.
I like this version. A sedate, bluesy swing to it. love that first guitar playing those 2 chords.
Bass - The legendary James Jamerson. If you like any motown grooves, it is James Jamerson. When the Beatles first came to the USA, McCartney had one request - to meet James Jamerson. He never got the credit since Barry Gordy didn't list the studio musicians, but the bass was more often than not Jamerson. Bootsy is more flamboyant and recognizable, but Jamerson is in a league of his own