The James Brown Singles series continues with a mid-’60s explosion on Vol. 3…
In this stunning 36-track collection, James Brown evolves from the Hardest Working Man In Show Business to Soul Brother No. 1 as he takes control of his recording career. Through two years of turmoil, JB establishes an independent production company; produces, in quick succession, the top 10 hits “Out Of Sight,” “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” and “I Got You (I Feel Good)”; appears in two major teen films; fashions a series of jazz-funk instrumental albums; emerges an international superstar.
James Brown – The Singles Volume 3: 1964-65chronicles this evolution with every A- and B-side from those two years, and not just the big hits: included are all of King Records’ releases plucked from earlier albums, or previously issued singles, like “Please, Please, Please” and “Try Me,” with string and/or applause overdubs. Also here are the rare instrumental singles on the Smash label, where JB ended up during his contractual fight with King. Also included are the vocal singles on Smash, the evolutionary “Out Of Sight” and the early, withdrawn version of “I Got You,” featured in the film Ski Party. And then there’s the Brown band instrumental “Soul Food,” credited to sax player Al “Brisco” Clark.
This collection’s package features a booklet as richly detailed as the previous two volumes. Former Brown staffer Alan Leeds offers insights to every track, along with detailed recording data and song annotations. Each page is graced with rare photos, poster images, and memorabilia, putting you right in the moment of James Brown becoming JAMES BROWN.