“Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown - album review

TJR says

Get Up Offa That Thing / Release The Pressure” lives here in all of its 9-minute glory, a behemoth of the funky-disco-era. Not so great is the laid-back smoothie-funk-for-lovers “You Took My Heart”. “I Refuse To Lose” gets me back onside straight away – the man got no money but he fights on, and there’s plenty of fight in these fast and funky rhythms. Right here, Team JB are as sharp as ever. And that’s sharp. The gang are cooking on “Can’t Take It With You”, another restless action-packed funker which, I’ll bet, looks good on the dancefloor. The sensual, sax-led “Home Again” gets low-down and bluesy with it, before “This Feeling” closes proceedings in a rather tame fashion, very much a b-side workout. Alas, there are only 6 jams, but the runtime of 42 minutes, with many high points, has delivered value.

The Jukebox Rebel
24-May-2016

A1 [09:17] 9.6.png James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing / Release The Pressure (Deidre Brown, Deanna Brown, Yamma Brown) Disco / Funk
A2 [03:22] 4.8.png James Brown - You Took My Heart (Deanna Brown, Deidre Brown, Yamma Brown, St. Clair Pinckney) Disco / Funk
A3 [07:32] 7.7.png James Brown - I Refuse To Lose (Deanna Brown, Deidre Brown, Yamma Brown) Disco / Funk
B1 [09:06] 6.8.png James Brown - Can’t Take It With You (Deanna Brown, Deidre Brown, Yamma Brown) Disco / Funk
B2 [04:38] 6.1.png James Brown - Home Again (Deanna Brown, Deidre Brown, Yamma Brown) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [08:23] 5.4.png James Brown - This Feeling (Deanna Brown, Deidre Brown, Yamma Brown) Disco / Funk




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