James Brown Part Fifteen
In this blog, James Brown Part Fifteen, I made a list of items that you can find on James Brown. I have every copy on the list, and in time, I’m sure you will have the same. After you studied the list, on James Brown Part Fifteen, please listen to his greatest hit album, and sing along.
Four of James Brown’s albums appeared on Rolling Stone Magazine′s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time:
* Live at the Apollo (1963) (#25)
* In the Jungle Groove (1986) (#330)
* Star Time (1991) (#79)
* 20 All-Time Greatest Hits! (1991) (#414)
In addition, Brown’s 1970 double album Sex Machine was ranked 96th in a 2005 survey held by British television station Channel 4 to determine the 100 greatest albums of all time. Other notable albums, originally released as double LP records, feature extensive playing by The J.B.’s and served as prolific sources of samples for later musical artists, including:
* Get on the Good Foot (1972)
* The Payback (1973)
* Hell (1974)
The 1968 Live at the Apollo, Volume II double LP album was notably influential on musicians at the time of its release. This classic album remains an example of Brown’s energetic live performances and audience interaction, as well as providing a means of documenting the metamorphosis of his music from the R&B and soul styles into hard funk.
Until the early 1970s, Brown was famous mostly for his road show and singles, rather than his albums (with his live LPs as a major exception). Six of his hit singles appeared on the Rolling Stone Magazine’s 2004 list of the 500 greatest songs of all time:
* “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” (1965) (#72)
* “I Got You” (1965) (#78)
* “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (1966) (#123)
* “Please, Please, Please” (1956) (#142)
* “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” (1968) (#305)
* “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” (1970) (#326)
Complete singles reissue
In 2006, Hip-O Select Records began a multi-volume reissue of James Brown’s complete singles (both A-sides and B-sides) on CD. Eleven volumes have been released, covering the periods 1956–60, 1960–63, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–69, 1969–70, 1970–72, 1972–73, 1973–75, 1975–79, and 1979–81.
* The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) (concert film)- with The Famous Flames
* Ski Party (1965)- with The Famous Flames
* James Brown: Man to Man (1968) (concert film)
* The Phynx (1970)
* Black Caesar (1973) (soundtrack only)
* Slaughter’s Big Ripoff (1974) (soundtrack only)
* Adiós Amigo (1976)
* The Blues Brothers (1980)
* Doctor Detroit (1983)
* Rocky IV (1985)
* James Brown: Live in East Berlin (1989)
* The Simpsons (1993)
* When We Were Kings (1996) (documentary)
* Soulmates (1997)
* Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
* Holy Man (1998)
* portrayed by Carlton Smith in Liberty Heights (1999)
* Undercover Brother (2002)
* The Tuxedo (2002)
* The Hire: Beat The Devil (2002) (short film)
* Sesame Street (1999–2009)
* Paper Chasers (2003) (documentary)
* Soul Survivor (2003) (documentary)
* Sid Bernstein Presents… (2005) (documentary)
* Glastonbury (2006) (documentary)
* Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown (2007) (documentary; release pending)
* Live at the Boston Garden: April 5, 1968 (2008) (concert film)
* I Got The Feelin’: James Brown in the ’60s, three-DVD set featuring Live at the Boston Garden: April 5, 1968, Live at the Apollo ’68, and the documentary The Night James Brown Saved Boston
* Soul Power (2009) (documentary)
* Get on Up (2014)
* James Brown: The Man, the Message, the Music (1992), the first biopic about James Brown
* Get on Up (2014), Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer began producing a documentary film on Brown in 2013. A fiction film had been in the planning stages for many years and was revived when Jagger read the script by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. The film Get On Up was released in theaters on August 1, 2014. Chadwick Boseman plays the role of James Brown in the film.
* Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014), released April 2014, written and directed by Alex Gibney, produced by Mick Jagger.
In other media
* In the video game World of Warcraft, the first boss character of the Forge of Souls dungeon is Bronjahm, “the Godfather of Souls”. His quotes during the fight are musical references, and he has a chance of dropping an item called “Papa’s Brand New Bag”.
* In The Godfather 2 video game, Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” plays behind the end credits.
* A different version of “I Got You”, recorded in 1974, is playable in the rhythm video game Rock Band 3. In addition, “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine (Pt. 1)” is available for download across the series, while “Super Bad (Pts. 1 & 2)” was released later, only for the third game.
* In the Worms Armaggedon and Worms World Party video games, many of James Brown’s song titles are used in the “Soul Man” custom voice setting like “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” or “Like a Sex Machine”, clear references to James Brown.
* in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas , two of his songs are in Master Sounds98.3 Radio Station, ” The Payback ” & Funky President .
* Appeared as Lou DeLong in the 1987 Miami Vice episode “Missing Hours”
* As himself (voice) in the 1993 The Simpsons episode “Bart’s Inner Child”
In 1991, James Brown did a Pay Per View Special with top celebrities like Quincy Jones, Rick James, Dan Ankroyd, Gladys Knight, Denzel Washington, Mc Hammer and others attended or were opening acts. This was produced with boxing promoter Buddy Dallas. 15.5 million households tuned in at a cost $19.99.
* The songs “James Brown Is Dead” and “James Brown Is Still Alive” are all about reports on the iconic musician James Brown, and were released in 1991.