“Think!” by James Brown and The Famous Flames - album review

TJR says

Another quality LP from JB and his crew, rounding up 12 of the latest sides for Federal, and it’s more widely distributed parent label, King, to whom Brown was now officially signed. By 1960, having been influenced more by jazz music than blues, Brown began incorporating jazz styled arrangements in his music, with Brown citing the Famous Flames hits “I’ll Go Crazy” and “Think” as examples of his changing style away from more traditional forms of R n B and Rock n Roll. The restless and aggressively rhythmic cover of The 5 Royales’ “Think” in particular was completely radical for 1960, and could easily regarded as a square root catalyst for an entire funk movement to come…

The Jukebox Rebel
18-Apr-2012

A1 [02:49] 8.1.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Think [1960 version] (Lowman Pauling) Soul
A2 [02:14] 5.8.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Good Good Lovin’ (James Brown, Albert Shubert) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:35] 6.4.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Wonder When You’re Coming Home (James Brown) Soul Ballad
A4 [02:07] 7.8.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - I’ll Go Crazy [1960 version] (James Brown) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:09] 6.0.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - This Old Heart (James Brown) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:40] 6.5.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - I Know It’s True [1960 version] (James Brown) Soul Ballad
B1 [02:24] 7.1.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Bewildered [1960 version] (Leonard Whitcup, Teodoro Paolella) Soul Ballad
B2 [02:18] 5.9.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - I’ll Never, Never Let You Go (James Brown) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:20] 7.4.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - You’ve Got The Power [1960 version] (James Brown, Johnny Terry) Soul Ballad
B4 [02:23] 7.0.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - If You Want Me (James Brown) Soul Ballad
B5 [03:05] 6.6.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Baby, You’re Right (James Brown, Joe Tex) Soul Ballad
B6 [02:48] 6.8.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - So Long (Remus Harris, Russ Morgan, Irving Melsher) Soul Ballad




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