“I Got The Feelin’” by James Brown - album review

TJR says

Not too shabby, dragged down a little by some late night instrumental meandering fillers, but pulled up by some top notch soul brother action. The boy-girl duet “You’ve Got The Power” had been a little beauty when James was joined by Bea Ford on the “Think” LP in 1960. It’s reworked here with Vicki Anderson, with an increased intensity from both the orchestra and the vocalists, and serves as an excellent soul ballad highlight that gives Etta and Harvey a run for their money. “Shhhhhhh (For A Little While)” is next best… just JB organeering and grunting away with the band with the occasional “alright nows”… and “give me some respect”… simple and plain but thoroughly engaging… It’s really quite a beautiful thing… There’s one other song reworked from the back catalogue - “Stone Fox”, originally done on last years “Sings Raw Soul”, which loses the “country rock” guitar of 1967 and is SO much better for it. Good god almighty :-O

The Jukebox Rebel
19-Apr-2012


A1 [02:36] 7.0.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - I Got The Feelin’ (James Brown) Soul
A2 [03:19] 6.1.png James Brown - Maybe I’ll Understand, part 1 (James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Ron Lenhoff) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [03:01] 8.7.png Vicki Anderson and James Brown - You’ve Got The Power [1968 version] (James Brown, Johnny Terry) Soul Ballad
A4 [02:54] 5.2.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Maybe Good-Maybe Bad, part 1 (James Brown, Bud Hobgood) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:36] 7.3.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Shhhhhhh (For A Little While) (James Brown, Bud Hobgood) Soul
A6 [03:08] 5.9.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Just Plain Funk (James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Troy Seals) Soul
B1 [03:27] 4.0.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - If I Ruled The World (Leslie Bricusse, Cyril Ornadel) Crooner / Cabaret
B2 [03:19] 6.2.png James Brown - Maybe I’ll Understand, part 2 (James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Ron Lenhoff) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [03:06] 7.2.png James Brown - Stone Fox [1968 version] (James Brown, Bud Hobgood) Soul
B4 [03:41] 6.7.png James Brown - It Won’t Be Me (James Brown, Alfred Ellis) Soul
B5 [02:58] 6.0.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Maybe Good-Maybe Bad, part 2 (James Brown, Bud Hobgood) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [03:00] 5.2.png James Brown and The Famous Flames - Here I Go (James Brown, Bud Hobgood, D. Richard Lewis) Soul




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