In December 1968.

In December 1968, “King Records” released “Thinking About Little Willie John and a Few Nice Things”, the 21st James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by James Brown. The album was tribute to Little Willie John, R&B singer from the mid-1950s to the 1960s, who died earlier same year.


  • James Brown – vocals
  • The Dapps
  • New York Studio Orchestra
  • Ron Lenhoff – engineer
  • W. Hughes – design
  • E. Speedy Brown – photography
  • Bud Hobgood – production manager

Track listing:

  1. Talk to Me, Talk to Me – Joe Seneca
  2. Suffering With the Blues – Lloyd Pemberton, Teddy Conyers
  3. Cottage for Sale – Larry Conley, Willard Robison
  4. Billy Bailey – traditional
  5. Home at Least – Rudy Toombs
  6. Heart Break (It’s Hurtin’ Me) – Jon Thomas, Carlee Hoyle
  7. What Kind of Man – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Eddie Setser, Troy Seals
  8. A Note or Two Pt. I – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  9. I’ll lose My Mind – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Bobby Byrd
  10. Fat Eddie – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Ron Lenhoff
  11. You gave My Heart a Song to Sing – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Bobby Byrd
  12. A Note Or Two Pt. II – James Brown, Bud Hobgood

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