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Boxset / Compilation · 1986

Filed under Funk
By JAMES BROWN

Tracklist

A1 It's A New Day 6:15
A2 Funky Drummer 9:13
B1 Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Remix) 6:09
B2 I Got To Move 7:12
B3 Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise) 7:40
C2 Get Up, Get Into It And Get Involved 7:05
D1 Soul Power (Re-Edit) 8:07
D2 Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) 8:42

Line-up/Musicians

Baritone Saxophone – St. Clair Pinckney,Louis Tilford
Tenor Saxophone – L.D. "Eldee" Williams, Maceo Parker, Robert McCollough,St. Clair Pinckney
Bass – 'Sweet Charles' Sherrell,William 'Bootsy' Collins, Fred Thomas
Congas – Art Lopez,Johnny Griggs
Drums – Melvin Parker,Clyde Stubblefield,John 'Jabo' Starks
Guitar – Alphonso 'Country' Kellum , Jimmy 'Chank' Nolen,Phelps 'Catfish' Collins, Hearlon 'Cheese' Martin, Bobby Roach,Robert Coleman
Tenor Saxophone – L.D. "Eldee" Williams , Maceo Parker
Vocals – James Brown,Bobby Byrd
Organ – James Brown,Bobby Byrd
Trombone – Fred Wesley
Trumpet – Joe Davis , Richard 'Kush' Griffeth, Clayton 'Chicken' Gunnells, Darryl 'Hasaan' Jamison,Russell Crimes

About this release

Polydor ‎– 829 624-1 Y-2 (US)

Track A1: recorded September 3rd 1969, King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Original issue (Parts 1 & 2): King 45-6292, February 1970.
Highest Billboard chart rating: No. 3 R&B, No. 32 Pop.
First album issue: King LP-1095, June 1970.
Track A2: recorded November 20th 1969, King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Original issue (Parts 1 & 2): King 45-6290, March 1970.
Highest Billboard chart rating: No. 20 R&B, No.51 Pop.
Previously unissued on album.
Track B1: recorded July 22nd 1970, King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Unissued on 45.
First album issue (with overdubbed audience): King LP-1115, September 1970.
Track B2: recorded August 16th 1970, Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.
(Previously Unreleased)
Track C1: recorded October 1st 1970, Bobby Smith Studios, Macon, Georgia.
First proposed release: King S45-6359, January 1971 (unissued).
Original issue (Parts 1&2): Polydor 45-PD14109, February 1972.
Highest Billboard chart rating: No. 1 R&B, No. 27 Pop.
First album issue (5½ minutes only): Polydor PD5028, June 1972.
Track C2: recorded November 3rd 1970, King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Original issue (Parts 1&2): King 45-6347, December 1970.
Highest Billboard chart rating: No. 4 R&B, No. 34 Pop.
First album issue (Part 1 only): Polydor U.K. 2391 116, November 1973.
(MONO)
Track D1: recorded January 26th 1971, Rodel Studios, Washington, D.C.
Original issue (Parts 1,2&3): King 45-6368, March 1971.
Highest Billboard chart rating: No. 3 R&B, No. 29 Pop.
First album issue (Part 1 only): Polydor PD5401, June 1972.
(MONO)
Track D2: recorded July 12th 1971, Rodel Studios, Washington, D.C.
Unissued on 45.
First album issue: Polydor PD4054, August 1971.

Thanks to snobb for the updates

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js
If you only own one James Brown record, “In the Jungle Groove” is the one to have. This is much more than just a compilation, this album is a near perfect labor of love by the folks at Polydor who put it together. Many of these tracks are well known, but were hard to get in the past because they did not appear on an album, or they did not appear as a single. Also, many of these tracks are complete versions, rather than edited versions released previously as singles. One cut, “I got to Move” had never been released before at all, which makes all of this a treasure trove for James Brown fans. Most of these cuts feature Brown and his band at their very peak in the late 60s to early 70s. Although the personal varies per track, many famous names show up over and over, including; Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Clyde Stubblefield, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Jimmy Nolan, Bobby Byrd and many more. Even if you own previous versions of these songs, you still need to hear the power of the re-mixes presented here. There is no dead air on this one, every single track is smoking. Also, the long versions contain vocal and Hammond B3 improvs from James you have never heard before, he does get ‘out there’ sometimes.

When this album came out in 1986, it was right on time for the sampling revolution in hip-hop. If you listened to late 80s hip-hop, then you have heard these riffs a thousand times on sampled tracks that ranged from excellent re-workings of James’ music, to utter banality that dragged James’ music into mediocrity. Either way, this album is almost more of a soundtrack to the late 80s than the late 60s, aint it funky now.

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