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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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(PolyGram) 15 tracks - Remastered Re-issue on 180g Vinyl of the original 1963 'King' album
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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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The Soul Legend (5-CD) James Brown: The Soul Legend (5-CD) Art-Nr.: CD3313152

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The Greatest Soul On Earth! (2-CD) James Brown & Maceo Parker: The Greatest Soul On Earth! (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD0613462

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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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Please, Please, Please (LP & CD, 180g Vinyl) James Brown: Please, Please, Please (LP & CD, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPDOK304

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(2010/Doxy) 16 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1959 album
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(2010/Doxy) 16 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1959 album
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Get Down With James Brown - Live At The Apollo, Vol. IV (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) James Brown: Get Down With James Brown - Live At The Apollo,... Art-Nr.: LPGET54082

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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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Star Time (4-CD Longbox) James Brown: Star Time (4-CD Longbox) Art-Nr.: CD849108

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(Universal) Longbox 72 tracks - 5 hours of music including rare & previously unreleased tracks - 64 page booklet including rare photos & extensive liner notes.
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50th Anniversary Collection (2-CD & DVD, Ltd) James Brown: 50th Anniversary Collection (2-CD & DVD, Ltd) Art-Nr.: CDUNI18083

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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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Fine Old Foxy Self (3-CD) James Brown: Fine Old Foxy Self (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD9840899

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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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(2010/HIP-O) 37 tracks with 20 page booklet
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Try Me - James Brown And The Famous Flames (CD) James Brown: Try Me - James Brown And The Famous Flames (CD) Art-Nr.: CD531017

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(1996/Polydor) ​16 tracks - 1959 all time classic, remastered.
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Think - James Brown And The Famous Flames (CD) James Brown: Think - James Brown And The Famous Flames (CD) Art-Nr.: CD531018

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(1996/Polydor) 12 tracks - remastered 1960 monster!
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Sings Raw Soul (CD-Japan) James Brown: Sings Raw Soul (CD-Japan) Art-Nr.: CDUICY9288

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(UNIVERSAL/JAPAN) 12 tracks, original 1967
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The Singles, Vol.2  - The Federal Years 1960-63 (2-CD) James Brown: The Singles, Vol.2 - The Federal Years 1960-63... Art-Nr.: CDHIP8510

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(1960-63 'King') (109:10/40) Limited edition. Comes with 28-page booklet.
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The Singles - The Federal Years 1956-60 (2-CD) James Brown: The Singles - The Federal Years 1956-60 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDHIP7029

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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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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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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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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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Live In Berlin (2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6) James Brown: Live In Berlin (2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6) Art-Nr.: DVD279212

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(2005/UNIVERSAL) NTSC, Color, 4:3, 60 minutes, 5.1 Surround, 2.0;
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The Singles 1964-65 Vol.3 (2-CD) James Brown: The Singles 1964-65 Vol.3 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDHIP8804

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(1964/65) (92:35/36) Limited Edition
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Hell (1974) (2-LP Gatefold - Klappcover) James Brown: Hell (1974) (2-LP Gatefold - Klappcover) Art-Nr.: LPPD29001

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​(Polydor) 12 tracks - Reoroduction of the original 1966 'King' album
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Pure Dynamite! (Gatefold - Klappcover) James Brown: Pure Dynamite! (Gatefold - Klappcover) Art-Nr.: LPPD883

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Live At The Beverly Theatre, LA 1983 James Brown: Live At The Beverly Theatre, LA 1983 Art-Nr.: DVDZYX3181

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(65 mns) Code free.
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I Got The Feelin' - In The 60s (3-DVD Slipcas James Brown: I Got The Feelin' - In The 60s (3-DVD Slipcas Art-Nr.: DVDSHFA31087

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(2008/Shout Factory) NTSC, English, 1.33:1, Color, 410 Min.; 3-DVD set in a box, contains a 23 page booklet. The Set includes the directors cut of the VH1 film 'The Night James Brown Saved Boston', that tells the story of the pivotal...
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Live At Chastain Park (0) James Brown: Live At Chastain Park (0) Art-Nr.: DVDPS8519

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(2003/Carinco) 15 tracks, PAL, English, Colour, 4:3, 66:10 minutes.
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The Singles Vol.4 (2-CD) James Brown: The Singles Vol.4 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDHIP9472

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Curiously enough, Brown was recording fort wo companies, i those days. Comes with beautiful 24page booklet containing ALL informations. 1966-67. Limited.
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Vol.9, The Singles 1973-1975 (2-CD) Limited James Brown: Vol.9, The Singles 1973-1975 (2-CD) Limited Art-Nr.: CDHIP2738020

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(2010/HIP-O) 35 tracks with 28 page booklet.
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The Singles-1967-69 Vol.5 (2-CD) James Brown: The Singles-1967-69 Vol.5 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDHIP175367

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(1967-69 'King') (127:15/43) (2007/HIP-O) 43 tracks
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Vol.11, The Singles 1979-81  (2-CD) Limited James Brown: Vol.11, The Singles 1979-81 (2-CD) Limited Art-Nr.: CDHIP1603702

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