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Always one of soul music‘s leading innovators and by his own nomination The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, James Brown had many a brainstorm. One of the lesser-remembered was the three-part single.

Two-siders were commonplace, but JB’s funk-dripping jams often went so long that they were pressed up on singles in three parts: Part 1 as the A-side, the other two squeezed onto side B. Soul Brother Number 1 used the gimmick on his 1970 R&B chart-topper Super Bad, and he brought it back for Soul Power, cut during an all-night session on January 26, 1971 at Rodel Studios in Washington, D.C. (Brown’s organization was hunkered down at Loew‘s Palace Theater there).

Brown’s band had changed drastically since the days of Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag and Cold Sweat. Saxist Maceo Parker, guitarist Jimmy Nolen, and drummer Clyde Stubblefield had all defected. In their place was a crew that featured brothers Phelps ‘Catfish‘ Collins and William ‘Bootsy‘ Collins driving the funk on guitar and bass. They were abetted by a core group of trusted Brown vets: drummer John ‘Jabo‘ Starks, tenor saxist St. Clair Pinckney, Bobby Byrd on organ and spirited responsorial vocals, and trombonist Fred Wesley, who had been gone for a while but returned to the fold to whip the newcomers into shape.

The Godfather of Soul’s legion of fans didn’t even notice all the uproar in James‘ organization. He started 1971 with the #4 R&B seller Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (Part 1) prior to the release of Soul Power, which blasted up to #3 R&B and #29 pop that spring (Wesley stepped out for an extended solo on Part 2, taking Maceo’s place as Brown’s instrumental foil). Over the course of the summer, Brown topped the R&B hit parade twice, with Part 1 of Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got, To Get What She Wants) (his biggest pop crossover item of the year, maxing out at #15), and Part 1 of Make It Funky.

By spring, the Collins brothers were off Brown’s payroll, itching to do their own thing and ending up with George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic. James plugged in more talented young players and kept on dishing up the funk. Nobody did it better. 

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(Cast In Stone) 16 Tracks - Limited Edition - Already a rarity, this live performance by Soul legend James Brown, released exclusively for the Record Store Day 2018, includes his super hits 'It's A Man's World' and 'I Feel Good'....
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​(1988/Rhino) 16 Tracks - James Brown's original Christmas recordings for King Records, 1966-1970!
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(Spectrum) 18 tracks 1956-74
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The Soul Legend (5-CD) James Brown: The Soul Legend (5-CD) Art-Nr.: CD3313152

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​(2010/Polydor) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1968 'King' album
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(2003/Fuel 2000) 22 Tracks - 8 page booklet with liner notes by Bill Dahl & Cliff White. CD1 contains a complete James Brown live show from New York's trendy disco palace 'Studio 54', 1980! On CD2 one find a rare studio album by Maceo...
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(2010/Doxy) 16 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1959 album
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(2016/Universal) 12 tracks - Record Store Day release on 180 gram vinyl! Recorded live at the Apollo Theater in New York, September 13-14, 1972!
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(2004/UNIVERSAL) DVD: PAL, Colour, Dolby Digital, J.B. Story & Live at the house of Blues, Interviews, Rehearsal Footage; CDs: 50 tracks 1958-88! Digi-Longbox 
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(2007/UNIVERSAL) 52 tracks - ultimate collection with original 50s, 60s and 70s Polydor master recordings.
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Gold - Definitive Collection (2-CD) James Brown: Gold - Definitive Collection (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD9832584

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(2005/UNIVERSAL) 40 tracks, recorded 1957-85, 16-page booklet incl. his biography and many pictures.
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Complete JB Christmas (2-CD) Limited Edition James Brown: Complete JB Christmas (2-CD) Limited Edition Art-Nr.: CD020004

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(1996/Polydor) ​16 tracks - 1959 all time classic, remastered.
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(2006/Hip-O Select) 41 tracks (105:36) 1956-60. Limited Edition. Comes with 28-page booklet.
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Funky Christmas (CD) James Brown: Funky Christmas (CD) Art-Nr.: CD554756

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(1995/POLYGRAM) 17 tracks (65:48) rare original masters 1966-72 from Polygram LP & Single releases. Out of print! few copies only!
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Godfather Of Soul - Die Autobiografie James Brown: Godfather Of Soul - Die Autobiografie Art-Nr.: 0002123

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(2014/Heyne) Broschiert, Deutsch, 496 Seiten, 185x115x43mm. 
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Please Please Please (Japan Vinyl-LP) James Brown: Please Please Please (Japan Vinyl-LP) Art-Nr.: LP20MM0353

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In The Jungle Groove (2-LP) James Brown: In The Jungle Groove (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LP2151101

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(2014/Polydor) 10 tracks. 1970
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Get on Up: The James Brown Story - Soundtrack (2-LP) James Brown: Get on Up: The James Brown Story - Soundtrack... Art-Nr.: LP2147601

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(2014/Polydor) 20 tracks. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the 2014 Tate Taylor (the Help) directed movie based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul , the movie Gives a fearless look inside the music , moves & moods...
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Chonnie-On-Chon b-w I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On 7inch, 45rpm James Brown: Chonnie-On-Chon b-w I Feel That Old Feeling... Art-Nr.: REP02103

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Love Power Peace (3-LP) Olympia, Paris 1971 James Brown: Love Power Peace (3-LP) Olympia, Paris 1971 Art-Nr.: SLP5470

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(2014/Sundazed) 31 tracks. • First release of 3-LP set as envisioned by James Brown • Includes deluxe jacket with rare photos and liner notes by Alan Leeds • Mastered from Brown’s 1971 mixdown reels, unused until now! James Brown’s...
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Jump Around James Brown & Others: Jump Around Art-Nr.: LPPD771

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(1961 'King')
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Time For Payback (4-LP 180g Vinyl) James Brown: Time For Payback (4-LP 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP532584

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(2010/UNIVERSAL) 23 exclusive tracks plus comments by James Brown, Sting, Brian Fery a.o. Gatefold/Klappcover (1.2kg)
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Time For Payback (2-CD) James Brown: Time For Payback (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD532584

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(2010/UNIVERSAL) 23 tracks plus original comments by James Brown, Sting, Brian Ferry a.o. Digipac with notes in german. Gelungene Werkschau von Universal Deutschland. Digipac mit ausführlichen Notizen zu allen Songs in Deutsch.
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Vol.10, The Singles 1975-79  (2-CD) Limited James Brown: Vol.10, The Singles 1975-79 (2-CD) Limited Art-Nr.: CDHIP1527902

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Please, Please, Please (1959)...plus James Brown: Please, Please, Please (1959)...plus Art-Nr.: LP9152230

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(2011/PAN-AM) 18 tracks
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