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In 1964’s seminal concert film The T.A.M.I. Show, Mick Jagger had the unenviable task of following a particularly electrifying James Brown performance. Fifty years later, rock icon–turned–film producer Jagger memorialized the Godfather of Soul with a loving, energetic biopic. It's fueled by this hits-heavy slate of Brown’s own groundbreaking R&B and funk performances; half are live, remixed with contemporary punch. Jagger notes the Godfather’s 1962 landmark Live at the Apollo performance “was a very big part of my early musical education,” and it's represented here by Brown’s manic early crowd-pleaser “Night Train.” The collection also focuses gratifyingly on the legend’s trailblazing evolution into sometimes politically charged funk in the early ‘70s; Brown's beats, riffs, and sensibilities continue to inform hip-hop and modern R&B. Also notable are two previously unreleased, typically turbo-charged live performances of the Brown staples “Please Please Please” and “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” recorded in Tampa, Fla., on April 23, 1966.

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Historical, Moving, Soulful !!

I dare you not to get up and boogie to all these songs! Have not had so much fun and joy listening to a song collection in many years. Buy it, everyone will enjoy it.


The Movie and Soundtrack is to die for! in love with both and i recommend seeing the film!


Classic James Brown amazing as ever but it would be nice if the remix's from the movie were put out as well.


Born: May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, SC

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

"Soul Brother Number One," "the Godfather of Soul," "the Hardest Working Man in Show Business," "Mr. Dynamite" -- those are mighty titles, but no one can question that James Brown earned them more than any other performer. Other singers were more popular, others were equally skilled, but few other African-American musicians were so influential over the course of popular music. And no other musician, pop or otherwise, put on a more exciting, exhilarating stage show: Brown's performances were marvels...
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