“The Payback” by James Brown - album review

TJR says

This was the third brand new 1973 album from the highly prolific James Brown stable – and the finest LP that he ever made. Despite being a doubler, it has strength in depth. The set was originally scheduled to become the soundtrack for the Blaxploitation film “Hell Up in Harlem”, but was rejected by director Larry Cohen for “not being funky enough.” What? Does he even have ears? DEAR LARRY COHEN, YOU’RE THE LOSER! These have got to be some of the deepest funky grooves you could ever wish to hear; not only do they plunge low and deep down the scale, they go round and round for so long that the glorious trance-out is irresistible. How much you love this album will depend on how much you love getting tranced out; Kraut funk baby, that’s what I’m talkin’ about! These funky shamen are where it’s at in 1973. On Rate Your Music, user “telephone_junkie” made me laugh out loud with his review… “Basically there are two types of people in this world. James Brown is a pretty good example of one of the types. Dick Cheney is a pretty good example of the other.” I wonder if Dick was related to Larry Cohen?

The Jukebox Rebel
20-Apr-2012


A1 [07:35] 9.5.png James Brown - The Payback (James Brown, Fred Wesley, John Starks) Disco / Funk
A2 [07:50] 6.3.png James Brown - Doing The Best I Can (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) Soul Ballad
B1 [08:22] 6.6.png James Brown - Take Some, Leave Some (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) Disco / Funk
B2 [08:08] 7.0.png James Brown - Shoot Your Shot (James Brown) Disco / Funk
C1 [05:42] 6.7.png James Brown - Forever Suffering (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) Soul Ballad
C2 [12:37] 8.0.png James Brown - Time Is Running Out Fast (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) Disco / Funk
D1 [10:05] 8.7.png James Brown - Stone To The Bone (James Brown) Disco / Funk
D2 [10:35] 8.3.png James Brown - Mind Power (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) Disco / Funk




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