On June 28, 1974.

James Brown - Hell

On June 28, 1974, “Polydor” label released “Hell”, the 41st James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown: vocal, piano, arranger
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Bob Both – percussion
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Sam T. Brown – guitar
  • Joe Belt – artwork
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • Lyn Collins – vocals
  • Eddie Daniels – reeds
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Pee Wee Ellis – baritone sax
  • Sue Evans – percussion
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Joe Farrell – tenor sax
  • Michael Gipson – trombone
  • Johnny Griggs – congas
  • Tom Harrell – trombone
  • Hilda Harris – background vocals
  • Martha Harvin – background vocals
  • Norman Hunter – photography
  • Alan Leeds – linear notes
  • Ralph McDonald – percussion
  • James Madison – drums
  • Hearlon “Cheese” Martin – guitar
  • Harvey Mason, Sr. – drums
  • David Matthews – arranger, piano
  • Deborah McDuffie – background vocals
  • John Morgan – drums
  • Jimmy Nolen – guitar
  • Isiah “Ike” Oakley – trumpet
  • Jim Parker – alto sax
  • Maceo Parker – alto sax
  • Ted Pettus – art direction
  • Clair Pinckney – tenor sax
  • Chuck Rainey – bass
  • David Sanborn – alto sax
  • Johnny Scotton – background vocals
  • Maretha Stewart – background vocals
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • John Starks – drums
  • Fred Thomas – bass
  • David Tofani – reeds
  • Frank Vicari – tenor sax
  • Fred Wesley – percussion, tambourine, trombone, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Coldblooded – James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis
  2. Hell
  3. My Thang
  4. Sayn’ It and Doin’ It
  5. Please, Please, Please (remake) – James Brown, John Terry
  6. When the Saints Go Marchin’ In – traditional
  7. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) – Harry Link, Hot Marvell, Jack Strachey
  8. Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker
  9. A Man Has to Go Back to the Cross Road Before He Finds Himself
  10. Sometime – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  11. I Can’t Stand It ’76′” (Remake of “I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
  12. Lost Someone (remake) – James Brown, Bobby Bird, Lloyd Stallworth
  13. Don’t Tell a Lie about Me and I Won’t Tell the Truth on You – James Brown, J. Maloy Roach
  14. Papa Don’t Take No Mess – Charles Bobbit, James Brown, John Starks, Fred Wesley
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