This 2 CD set spans James Brown's output between roughly 1956-1964.
The terrific things about this,are the earliest releases on here from
King Studios in Cincinnati Ohio, which are really cool to hear.
The earlier are his releases billed with The Famous Flames.
There's also some really nice alternate takes on tracks like:
I'll Never Let You Go, You've Got The Power,I Don't Mind,and
(Do The)Mashed Potatoes, and some studio dialogue, that seems
never heard before.Worthy! For people who don't know, this is way
before his funky soul brother "Get Down" period. Here's a guy who
put "everything" into his singing in performing, and recordings, like
each and every song might be his last one.
With all of his high energy singing and vocal work outs, there's every
reason he was called "The Godfather of Soul", listen and see what
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