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In September 1964.

In September 1964, “Smash Records” label released “Out of Sight”, the ninth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1964, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Bobby Byrd – organ, backing vocals
  • Ernie Hayes – piano, organ
  • Les Buie – guitar
  • Billy Butler – guitar
  • Wallace Richardson – guitar
  • Lucas Fats Gonder – organ
  • Bernard Odum – bass
  • Sam Thomas – bass
  • Al Lucas – bass
  • David “Panama” Francis – drums
  • Melvin Parker – drums
  • Nat Kendrick – drums
  • Nat Jones – alto saxophone
  • George Dorsey – alto saxophone
  • Haywood Henry – baritone saxophone
  • Maceo Parker – baritone saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone
  • Sam “The Man” Taylor – tenor saxophone
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Al Brisco Clark – tenor saxophone
  • Eldde Williams – tenor saxophone
  • St. Clair Pinckney – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Dupars – trumpet
  • McKinley Johnson – trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Teddy Washington – trumpet
  • Richard Harris – trombone
  • Wilmer Milton – trombone
  • New York Studio Orchestra
  • New York Studio Chorus
  • Sammy Lowe – conductor, arranger
  • Eugen “Baby Lloyd” Stallworth, Bobby Bennett – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Out of Sight – Ted Wright
  2. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  3. Good Rockin’ Tonight – Roy Brown
  4. Till Then – Eddie Seiler, Guy Wood, Sol Marcus
  5. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
  6. I Wanna be Around – Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt
  7. I Got You – Ted Wright
  8. Maybe the Last Time – Ted Wright
  9. Mona Lisa – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  10. I Love You, Porgy – George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  11. Only You – Ande Rand, Buck Ram
  12. Somethin’ Else – Ted Wright

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.

Personnel:

  • 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

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Polydor” label released “Hot Pants”, the 32nd James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Bobby Byrd- vocals, organ, tambourine
  • Hearlon Cheese Martin, Robert Lee Coleman – guitar
  • Fred Thomas- bass
  • Clair Pinckney- tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Parker – alto saxophone
  • Fred Wesley- trombone
  • Jerone Jasaan Sanford, Russell Crimes – trumpet
  • Johnny Griggs – congas
  • John “Jabo” Starks- drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by James Brown except where noted. “Blues & Pants” by James Brown and Fred Westley (Fred Wesley)

  1. Blues & Pants – James Brown, Fred Wesley
  2. Can’t Stand It
  3. Escape-ism Pt.1
  4. Escape-ism Pt.2
  5. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)

In March 1969.

In March 1969, “King” label released “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”, the 27th James Brown studio album. It was recorded August 1967 – October 1968, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals, organ
  • Bobby Byrd – vocals, organ
  • Ernie Hayes – piano
  • Timothy Hedding – organ, piano
  • Carl Lynch, Jimmy Nolen, Wallace Richardson, Troy Seals, Eddie Setser – guitar
  • Alphonso “Country” Kellum – guitar, bass
  • Tim Drummond, Al Lucas, Bernard Odum, Sweet Charles Sherrell, Ken Tibbets – bass
  • Beau Dollar Bowman, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, John Starks, Clyde Stubblefield – drums
  • Maceo Parker, Eldee Williams – tenor saxophone
  • Pee Wee Ellis – alto and tenor saxophone, organ
  • Les Asch, Dave Parkinson, St. Clair Pinckney – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Dud Bascomb, Joe Dupars, Richard “Kush” Griffith, Johnny Grimes, Waymon Reed – trumpet
  • Fred Wesley, Dicky Hardone, Levi Rasbury – trombone
  • Selwart Clarke, Winston Collymore, Sidney Edwards, Nick Hardone, Harry Katzman, Harry Malnikoff, Matthew Raimondi – strings
  • Sammy Lowe – conductor, arranger
  • Mitchell Kanner – design
  • Alan Leeds, Harry Weinger – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  2. I Guess I’ll Have to Cry Cry Cry – James Brown
  3. Goodbye My Love, Pts. 1 & 2 – James Brown
  4. Shades of Brown – Bud Hobgood
  5. Licking Stick, Pt. 1 – James Brown
  6. I Love You – James Brown, Clyde Stubblefield, Alfonzo Kellum
  7. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – John D. Loudermilk
  8. Let Them Talk – Sonny Thompson
  9. Maybe I’ll Understand – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  10. I’ll Lose My Mind – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Bobby Byrd

On November 20, 1972.

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On November 20, 1972, “Polydor” label released “Get on the Good Foot”, the 39th James Brown studio album. It was recorded 1970 – 1972, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  1. Get on the Good Foot, Pts. 1& 2 – James Brown, Fred Wesley, Joe Mims
  2. The Whole World Needs Liberation – James Brown, Bobby Byrd
  3. Your Love Was Good for Me – J. Barnes, Whiz Whisenhut
  4. Cold Sweat (remake) – James Brown, Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis
  5. Recitation by Hank Ballard – James Brown, Hank Ballard
  6. I Got a Bag of My Own – James Brown
  7. Nothing Beats a Failure (But a Try) – James Brown
  8. Lost Someone” (remake) – James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth
  9. Funky Side of Town – James Brown
  10. Please, Please, Please (remake) – James Brown, Johnny Terry
  11. Ain’t It a Groove – James brown, Nat Jones
  12. My Part/Make It Funky, Parts 3 & 4 – James Brown, Charles Bobbit
  13. Dirty Harri – James Brown