20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of James Brown & Friends, Vol. 3
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||Doing It to Death||Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s||5:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Think (About It)||Lyn Collins||3:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||My Thang||James Brown||4:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||There It Is, Pts. 1 & 2||James Brown||5:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Know You Got Soul (Extended Version)||Bobby Byrd||4:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pass the Peas||The J.B.'s||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved, Pts. 1 & 2||James Brown||7:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Funky President (People It's Bad)||James Brown||3:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Message from the Soul Sisters, Pts. 1 & 2||Myra Barnes (Vicki Anderson)||5:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Stoned to the Bone||James Brown||4:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||What Do I Have to Do to Prove My Love to You||Marva Whitney||2:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Funky Drummer, Pts. 1 & 2||James Brown||5:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Just about every single artist in the Universal-distributed 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection series is given one brief volume (containing an average of about 40 minutes of career highlights), but James Brown has been given four. The first volume traipses through the '50s, '60s, and '70s; the second volume concentrates on the '70s; the third volume (though not billed as such) is all Christmas. And now this one, billed as the third volume, is credited to James Brown & Friends, even though half of the selections are credited strictly to James Brown ("My Thang," "There It Is," "Funky Drummer"). A few of Brown's best spinoffs and associations — Lyn Collins' "Think," Bobby Byrd's "I Know You Got Soul," Marva Whitney's "What Do I Have to Do to Prove My Love to You" — form the core of the disc. There's no denying the greatness of the music here, but it has been compiled in a number of preferable configurations.
This is the real deal!!
This collection is the essence of funk. Straight and plain, James Brown, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley et al remain the tightest group of musicians ever to grace the stage and studio. I'm sitting at my desk in Nigeria....but I'm about to get up and dance.
Born: May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, SC
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s