HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: July 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

James Brown - Love Power Peace, Live At The Olympia, Paris (1971)

"James Brown is featured here with the then newly formed J.B.'s -- the maestro's second great band, including Bootsy Collins, Phelps Collins, Jabo Starks, Bobby Byrd, and Fred Wesley. Live at the Apollo had caught James Brown the '50s gospel/R&B singer; Love Power Peace captures James Brown the funkster. In the early '70s Brown turned up the funk, recording such litanies for Black America as "Ain't It Funky Now," "Sex Machine," "Give It Up or Turn It Loose," "Super Bad," "Get Up, Get into It, Get Involved," and "Soul Power." They're all here, along with revved-up, white-hot versions of the early- and middle-period classics. Brown had planned to release this as a triple album in 1971. When several bandmembers left shortly after it was recorded, Brown switched from King to Polydor Records, leading him to scrap it and record a new studio album instead. In 1992, Polygram decided to make the recording available for the first time."



1. James Brown - Intro (1:12)
2. James Brown - Brother Rapp (3:03)
3. James Brown - Ain't It Funky Now (5:36)
4. James Brown - Georgia On My Mind (6:11)
5. James Brown - It's A New Day
6. James Brown - Bewildered
7. James Brown - Sex Machine
8. James Brown - Try Me
9. James Brown - Medley Papa's Got A Brand New Bag I Got You (I Feel Good) I Got The Feelin'
10. James Brown - Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
11. James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
12. James Brown - Please, Please, Please
13. James Brown - Sex Machine (Reprise)
14. James Brown - Super Bad
15. James Brown - Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
16. James Brown - Soul Power
17. James Brown - Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (Finale)

James Brown - Ain't It Funky Now