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James Brown
James (* 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina) was a singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and bandleader; he played organ, piano, guitar and drums. The central progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames "Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. 1". In a career that lasted over 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres. James was one of the first ten inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its inaugural induction in New York in 1986.
 
James began his career as a gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia. He learned to play the piano, guitar, and harmonica during this period. He came to national public attention in the mid-1950s as the lead singer of the Famous Flames, a rhythm and blues vocal group founded by Bobby Byrd. With the hit ballads "Please, Please, Please" and "Try Me", James built a reputation as a tireless live performer with the Famous Flames and his backing band, sometimes known as the James Brown Band or the James Brown Orchestra. His success peaked in the 1960s with the live album Live at the Apollo and hit singles such as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and "It's a Man's Man's Man's World".
 
During the late 1960s, James moved from a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music-making, emphasizing stripped-down interlocking rhythms that influenced the development of funk music. By the early 1970s, James had fully established the funk sound after the formation of the J.B.s with records such as "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" and "The Payback". He also became noted for songs of social commentary, including the 1968 hit "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud". James continued to perform and record until his death.
 
James recorded 17 singles that reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts. He also holds the record for the most singles listed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that did not reach No. 1. James was inducted into the first class of the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2013 as an artist and then in 2017 as a songwriter. He also received honors from several other institutions. He is ranked seventh on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. James died in 2006.
 
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Discography
Night Train
King Records LP 771
released 1961
James Brown, piano, organ, vocals
Herb Hardesty, tenor sax
Henry Moore, sax
Hank Marr, organ
Clifford Scott, alto sax, tenor sax
The Wobblers
no further details known
Live At The Apollo
King Records 826
released 1963
recorded 24 October 1962 at the Apollo in New York City/USA
James Brown, organ, vocals
William "Po Devil" Burgess, alto sax
Al "Brisco" Clark, tenor sax, baritone sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Dicky Wells, trombone
Lewis Hamlin, trumpet
Roscoe Patrick, trumpet
Teddy Washington, trumpet
Les Buie, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
Lucas Fats Gonder, organ
Hubert Perry, bass
Clayton Fillyau, drums
George Sims, drums
Gravity
Smash Records SRS 67057
released 1964
James Brown, organ, piano, vocals
Nat Jones, alto sax
Brisco Clark, reeds
Eldee Williams, reeds
Maceo Parker, reeds
Nat Jones, reeds
St. Claire Pinckney, reeds
Wilmer Milton, trombone
Joe Dupars, trumpet
Mack Johnson, trumpet
Robert Knight, trumpet
Ron Tooley, trumpet
Les Buie, guitar
Al "Fats" Gonder, organ, piano
Bernard Odum, bass
Sam Thomas, bass
Melvin Parker, drums
Nat Kendrick, drums
O.B. Williams, drums
Out Of Sight
Smash Records MGS 27058
released 1965
recorded 1964 in New York City and Chicago, IL/USA
James Brown, organ, piano, vocals
Nat Jones, conductor, alto sax
Sammy Lowe, conductor
Al Brisco Clark, tenor sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Jerome Richardson, tenor sax
Sam 'The Man' Taylor, tenor sax
Seldon Powell, tenor sax
Maceo Parker, baritone sax
Haywood Henry, baritone sax
Richard Harris, trombone
Wilmer Milton, trombone
Joe Dupars, trumpet
McKinley Johnson, trumpet
Ron Tooley, trumpet
Teddy Washington, trumpet
Dud Bascomb, trumpet
Ernie Royal, trumpet
Johnny Grimes, trumpet
Les Buie, guitar
Billy Butler, guitar
Wallace Richardson, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ
Lucas Fats Gonder, organ
Ernie Hayes, organ, piano
Bernard Odum, bass
Sam Thomas, bass
Al Lucas, bass
Melvin Parker, drums
David 'Panama' Francis, drums
Nat Kendrick, drums
James Brown Plays James Brown - Today & Yesterday
Smash Records SRS 67072
released 1965
James Brown, organ, vocals
no further details known
Plays New Breed
Smash Records SRS 67080
released 1966
James Brown, organ, vocals
no further details known
Handful Of Soul
Smash Records SRS 67084
released 1966
James Brown, organ, vocals
no further details known
James Brown Plays The Real Thing
Smash Records SRS 67093
released 1967
James Brown, organ, vocals
no further details known
Live At The Apollo Volume II
King Records KS-1022
released 1968
released 2001 as deluxe edition on Polydor 549 884-2
recorded live 24/25 June 1967 at the Apollo Theatre in New York City/USA
James Brown, organ, vocals
Pee Wee Ellis, alto sax, organ
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax, baritone sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Maceo Parker, tenor sax
Levi Rasbury, trombone
Joe Dupars, trumpet
Waymon Reed, trumpet
Alfonzo Kellum, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ
Marilyn Jones, violin
Richard Jones, violin
Vivian Robinson, violin
Alfonzo Kellum, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
Ron Selico, drums, bongos
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
John Jabo Starks, drums
Ron Selico, drums
Marva Whitney, vocals
James Brown Plays Nothing But Soul
King Records KS-1034
released 1968
James Brown, organ
and His Famous Flames
Say It Loud: I'm Black And I'm Proud
King Records KS-1047
released 1969
recorded August 1967 to October 1968 in New York City; Cincinnati, OH; Atlanta, GA and Van Nuys, CA/USA
James Brown, organ, vocals
Sammy Lowe, conductor
Pee Wee Ellis, alto sax, tenor sax, organ
Les Asch, tenor sax, baritone sax
Maceo Parker, tenor sax
Dave Parkinson, tenor sax, baritone sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax, baritone sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Haywood Henry, baritone sax
Dicky Harris, trombone
Levi Rasbury, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone
Dud Bascomb, trumpet
Joe Dupars, trumpet
Richard "Kush" Griffith, trumpet
Johnny Grimes, trumpet
Waymon Reed, trumpet
Carl Lynch, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Wallace Richardson, guitar
Troy Seals, guitar
Eddie Setser, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
Timothy Hedding, organ, piano
Ernie Hayes, piano
string section
Tim Drummond, bass
Alphonso "Country" Kellum, bass
Al Lucas, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
Sweet Charles Sherrell, bass
Ken Tibbets, bass
Beau Dollar Bowman, drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums
John Starks, drums
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
Ain't It Funky
King Records KS-1092
released 1970
James Brown, organ, vocals
no further details known
Sex Machine
King Records KS7-1115
released 1970
James Brown, organ, piano, vocals
Pee Wee Ellis, alto sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Maceo Parker, tenor sax
Robert Chopper McCollough, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, baritone sax
Fred Wesley, trombone
Clayton Gunnells, trumpet
Darryl Hassan Jamison, trumpet
Joseph Davis, trumpet
Richard Griffith, trumpet
Catfish Collins, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Kenny Poole, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
John Jabo Starks, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
'Sweet' Charles Sherrell, bass
Bootsy Collins, bass
Johnny Griggs, congas
Art Lopez, percussion
Sho Is Funky Down Here
King Records KS-1110
released 1970
recorded in Cincinnati, OH/USA
James Brown, organ
The James Brown Band
Revolution Of The Mind (Live At The Apollo Volume III)
Polydor PD 3003
released 1971
recorded live 24/26 July 1971 at the Apollo Theatre in New York City/USA
James Brown, organ, vocals
no further details known
These Are The J.B.'s
King Records KS-1126 (Testpressing)
released 1971
released 2014 on Universal B0021302-01
James Brown, organ, vocals
Robert McCullough, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, baritone sax, flute
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnels, trumpet
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison, trumpet
Phelps "Catfish" Collins, guitar
Bobby Byrd, piano
William "Bootsy" Collins, bass
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
Frank "Kash" Waddy, drums
Johnny Griggs, congas
Hot Pants
Polydor PD 4054
released 1971
James Brown, organ, vocals
Jimmy Parker, alto sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Fred Wesley, trombone
Russell Crimes, trumpet
Robert Coleman, guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, tambourine, vocals
Fred Thomas, bass
John Starks, drums
Johnny Griggs, congas
Get On The Good Foot
Polydor PD-2-3004
released 1972
James Brown, organ, vocals
David Matthews, conductor
H.B. Barnum, conductor
Jim Parker, alto sax
Maceo Parker, alto sax
Michael Brecker, tenor sax
Joe Farrell, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Dick Leith, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone
Randy Brecker, trumpet
D.A. Brisbois, trumpet
Conte Candoli, trumpet
Russell Crimes, trumpet
Alan DiRenzo, trumpet
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Paul Hubinion, trumpet
Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson, trumpet
Isiah "Ike" Oakley, trumpet
Harry Sigismonte, French horn
William Hinshaw, French horn
Arthur Adams, guitar
Joe Beck, guitar
Sam T. Brown, guitar
Robert Coleman, guitar
Catfish Collins, guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Hugh McCracken, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Bobby Roach, guitar
David Spinoza, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
Don Randi, organ
James Vaughn, piano
Bootsie Collins, bass
Gordon Edwards, bass
Michael Moore, bass
Fred Thomas, bass
Bob West, bass
Ben Barrett, drums
James Madison, drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums
John Starks, drums
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
Johnny Griggs, congas
Hank Ballard, vocals
Gravity
Scotti Bros. Records SCT 57108
released 1986
James Brown, organ, vocals
Crispin Cioe, soprano sax
Maceo Parker, alto sax
Dan Hartman, guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Stevie Ray Vaughan, guitar
Steve Winwood, guitar, synthesizer
T.M. Stevens, bass
Eddie Fairlight III, drums, percussion
Ray Marchica, drums
George Recile, drums
Art Wood, drums
Trazi, congas
Alison Moyet, vocals
James Brown's Funky People
Polydor 829 417-2
released 1986
recorded:
September 1971 in North Augusta, NC/USA
February 1973 in Augusta, GA/USA
June 1973 in Augusta, GA/USA and New York, NY/USA
September 1973 in New York, NY/USA
February/March 1974 in New York, NY/USA
April 1975
James Brown, organ, percussion, vocals
Jimmy Parker, alto sax
Maceo Parker, alto sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Fred Wesley, trombone
Jerone Melson, trumpet
Russell Crimes, trumpet
Isiah "Ike" Oakley, trumpet
Darryl Jamison, trumpet
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Robert Coleman, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, tambourine
Fred Thomas, bass
John Starks, drums
Lynn Collins, vocals
James Brown's Funky People, Part 2
Polydor 835 857-2
released 1988
James Brown, organ, vocals
Jimmy Parker, alto sax
Alfred 'Pee Wee' Ellis, alto sax, baritone sax
L.D. 'Eldee' Williams, tenor sax
Maceo Parker, tenor sax
Frank Vicari, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax, baritone sax
Fred Wesley, trombone
Jerone 'Jasaan Sanford' Melson, trumpet
Joseph Davis, trumpet
Richard 'Kush' Griffith, trumpet
Waymond Reed, trumpet
Clayton 'Chicken' Gunnells, trumpet
Darryl 'Hasaan' Jamison, trumpet
Ike Oakley, trumpet
Hearlon 'Cheese' Martin, guitar
Robert Coleman, guitar
Alphonso 'Country' Kellum, guitar
Jimmy 'Chank' Nolen, guitar
Bobby Roach, guitar
Phelps 'Catfish' Collins, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, piano, vocals
Nat Jones, piano
'Sweet Charles' Sherell, bass
Fred Thomas, bass
William 'Bootsy' Collins, bass
John 'Jabo' Starks, drums
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
Nate Jones, drums
John Morgan, drums
Dave Matthews, percussion
Johnny Griggs, congas
Lynn Collins, vocals
Hank Ballard, vocals
Marva Whitney, vocals
Vicki Anderson, vocals
Motherlode
Polydor 837 126-2
released 1988
compilation recorded between 1967 and 1973
James Brown, organ, vocals
Pee Wee Ellis, alto sax, organ
Jimmy Parker, alto sax
Maceo Parker, alto sax, tenor sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Robert Chopper McCollough, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax, baritone sax
Louis Tilford, baritone sax
Levi Rasbury, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone
Russell Crimes, trumpet
Joe Dupars, trumpet
Darryl Hassan Jamison, trumpet
Jerone Jasaan Sanford, trumpet
Joseph Davis, trumpet
Richard Griffith, trumpet
Isiah Ike Oakley, trumpet
Waymon Reed, trumpet
Catfish Collins, guitar
Alfonzo Kellum, guitar
Hearlon Cheese Martin, guitar
Robert Coleman, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
Bootsy Collins, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
'Sweet' Charles Sherrell, bass
Fred Thomas, bass
Nat Jones, drums
John Morgan, drums
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
John Jabo Starks, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
Johnny Griggs, percussion
Bennie Parks, percussion
1956 - 1976
Polydor 841 300-2
released 1990
compilation
James Brown, organ, vocals
no further details known
Star Time
Polydor 849 108-2 (4 CDs box set)
released 1991
compilation
James Brown, organ, vocals
The Famous Flames
Nat Kendrick & The Swans
The Poets
The Dapps
Afrika Bambaataa
Love Power Peace
Polydor 314 513 389-2
released 1992
recorded 08 March 1971 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris/France
James Brown, organ, vocals
David Matthews, conductor
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor saxophone
Fred Wesley, trombone
Darryl "Hasan" Jamison, trumpet
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells, trumpet
Phelps "Catfish" Collins, guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
William "Bootsy" Collins, bass
John "Jabo" Starks, drums
Don Juan "Tiger" Martin, drums
Vicki Anderson, vocals
Soul Pride: The Instrumentals 1960-1969
Polydor P2-17845
released 1993
compilation
James Brown, organ, piano, drums, vocals
Al Corley, alto sax
George Dorsey, alto sax
Nat Jones, alto sax
J.C. Davis, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Clifford MacMillan, tenor sax
Sam Taylor, tenor sax
Seldon Powell, tenor sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Alfred Ellis, tenor sax
Al Brisco Clark, tenor sax, baritone sax, vocals
Haywood Henry, baritone sax
Maceo Parker, baritone sax
Clarence Jay Johnson, trombone
Richard Harris, trombone
Wilmer Milton, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone
Levi Rasbury, trombone, trumpet
Roosevelt Brown, trumpet
Richard Griffith, trumpet
Roscoe Patrick, trumpet
Lewis Hamlin, trumpet
Teddy Washington, trumpet
Dud Bascomb, trumpet
Ernie Royal, trumpet
Johnny Grimes, trumpet
Joseph Dupars, trumpet
McKinley Johnson, trumpet
Robert Knight, trumpet
Ron Tooley, trumpet
Ron Harper, trumpet
Waymon Reed, trumpet
Joseph Davis, trumpet
Les Buie, guitar
Billy Butler, guitar
Wally Richardson, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Alfonzo Kellum, guitar
John Jabo Starks, guitar
Bobby Byrd, piano, organ
Hubert Perry, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
Al Lucas, bass
Sam Thomas, bass
'Sweet' Charles Sherrell, bass
Nat kendrick, drums
Clayton Fillyau, drums
David "Panama" Francis, drums
Obie Williams, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
John Jabo Starks, drums, vocals
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
Funky Good Time: The Anthology
Polydor 31452 7094-2
released 1995
compilation, recorded 1970 through 1976
James Brown, organ, piano, tambourine, drums, vocals
Jimmy Parker, alto sax, vocals
Maceo Parker, alto sax, flute, vocals
David Sanborn, alto sax
Joe Farrell, tenor sax, flute
Robert McCollough, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax, vocals
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Pee Wee Ellis, baritone sax
Michael Gipson, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone, vocals
Lee Austin, trumpet, vocals
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Lyn Collins, trumpet, vocals
Russell Crimes, trumpet, vocals
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells, trumpet
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison, trumpet
Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson, trumpet
Isiah "Ike" Oakley, trumpet
Lew Soloff, trumpet
Marvin Stamm, trumpet
Jerry Dodgion, flute
Joe Beck, guitar
Charlie Brown, guitar
Robert Coleman, guitar, vocals
Phelps "Catfish" Collins, guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Hugh McCracken, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar, vocals
David Mathews, organ
Bobby Byrd, organ, piano, tambourine, vocals
Charles Sherrell, clavinet, bass, vocals
Wilbur Bascomb jr., bass
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Gordon Edwards, bass
Fred Thomas, bass, vocals
Jimmy Madison, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
Allan Schwartzberg, drums
Alfred Thomas, drums
John Starks, drums, vocals
Frankie "Kash" Waddy, drums
Johnny Griggs, congas, vocals
Russell Crimes, percussion, vocals
John Morgan, percussion, vocals
Vicki Anderson, vocals
Bob Both, vocals
Martha High, vocals
Tasha Thomas, vocals
Make It Funky (The Big Payback: 1971-1975)
Polydor 31453 3052-2
compilation
James Brown, organ, vocals
Jimmy Parker, alto sax
Maceo Parker, alto sax, flute
David Sanborn, alto sax
Michael Brecker, tenor sax
Pee Wee Ellis, tenor sax, baritone sax
Joe Farrell, tenor sax, flute
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Seldon Powell, tenor sax, flute
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Fred Wesley, trombone
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Russell Crimes, trumpet
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison, trumpet
Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson, trumpet
Isiah "Ike" Oakley, trumpet
Marvin Stamm, trumpet
Danny Stiles, trumpet
James Buffington, French horn
Joe Beck, guitar
Charlie Brown, guitar
Sam T. Brown, guitar
Robert Coleman, guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Hugh McCracken, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
Richard Tee, organ
Dave Matthews, piano
Wilbur Bascomb jr., bass
Gordon Edwards, bass
Michael Moore, bass
Sweet Charles Sherrell, bass
David Spinozza, bass
Fred Thomas, bass
Buster Williams, bass
Billy Cobham, drums
Steve Gadd, drums
Jimmy Madison, drums
John Morgan, drums, tambourine
Allan Schwartzberg, drums
John Starks, drums
Johnny Griggs, congas, tambourine
Vicki Anderson, vocals
Martha Harvin, vocals
Danny Ray, vocals
Jazz
Verve Records 5188621
compilation with previously unreleased tracks
James Brown, organ, vocals
The Dee Felice Trio
no further details known
The Singles Vol. 2 - 1960-1963
Polydor B0008510-02
compilation
James Brown, organ, piano, drums, vocals
Sammy Lowe, conductor
Al Corley, alto sax, tenor sax
George Dorsey, alto sax
J.C. Davis, tenor sax
Al "Brisco" Clark, tenor sax, baritone sax
Cleveland Lowe, tenor sax
Clifford MacMillan, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Haywood Henry, baritone sax
Clarence Johnson, trombone
Lewis Hamlin, trumpet
Roscoe Patrick, trumpet
Teddy Washington, trumpet
Les Buie, guitar
Billy Butler, guitar
Eddie Freeman, guitar
Wallace Richardson, guitar
Bobby Roach, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, piano
Alvin "Fats" Gonder, organ, piano, vocals
Ernie Hayes, organ, piano
Louis Madison, piano, vocals
string section
Edwyn Conley, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
Sam Thomas, bass
Lloyd Trotman, bass
Clayton Fillyua, drums
Panama Francis, drums, timpani
Reginald Hall, drums
Nat Kendrick, drums
The Singles Vol. 3 - 1964-1965
Polydor B0008804-02
compilation
James Brown, organ, piano, vocals
Nat Jones, conductor, alto sax
Sammy Lowe, conductor
Al Corley, alto sax
George Dorsey, alto sax
Al "Brisco" Clark, tenor sax, baritone sax, vocals
J.C. Davis, tenor sax
Ray Felder, tenor sax
Cleveland Lowe, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Seldon Powell, tenor sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Charles Carr, baritone sax
Haywood Henry, baritone sax
Wilmer Milton, trombone
Dicky Wells, trombone
Dud Bascomb, trumpet
Joe Dupars, trumpet
Roosevelt Paul Brown, trumpet
Johnny Grimes, trumpet
Lewis Hamlin, trumpet
Mack Johnson, trumpet
Robert Knight, trumpet
Roscoe Patrick, trumpet
Levi Rasbury, trumpet
Ron Tooley, trumpet
Teddy Washington, trumpet
Les Buie, guitar
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Eddie Freeman, guitar
Alphonso "Country" Kellum, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Wallace Richardson, guitar
Nafloyd Scott, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, piano, vocals
Alvin "Fats" Gonder, organ, piano
Ernie Hayes, organ, piano
Louis Madison, piano
Sonny Thompson, piano
string section
Edwyn Conley, bass
Al Lucas, bass
Clarence Mack, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
Carl Pruitt, bass
Clayton Fillyau, drums
Panama Francis, drums, timpani
Edison Gore, drums
Reginald Hall, drums
Nat Kendrick, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
The Singles Vol. 4 - 1966-1967
Polydor B0009472-02
compilation
James Brown, organ, piano, vocals
Nat Jones, conductor, alto sax, organ
George Dorsey, alto sax
James McGary, alto sax
Alfred Corley, tenor sax
J.C. Davis, tenor sax
Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis, tenor sax
Clifford Jordan, tenor sax
Maceo Parker, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Seldon Powell, tenor sax
Sam "The Man" Taylor, tenor sax
Kiane Zawadi, tenor sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax, vocals
Charles Carr, baritone sax
Haywood Henry, baritone sax
Garnett Brown, trombone
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
Richard Harris, trombone
Levi Rasbury, trombone, trumpet
Dud Bascomb, trumpet
Frank Brown, trumpet
Denny Bayliss, trumpet
Dick Coghill, trumpet
Joe Dupars, trumpet
Fielder Floyd, trumpet
Johnny Grimes, trumpet
Ron Harper, trumpet
Reunald Jones, trumpet
Waymon Reed, trumpet
Ernie Royal, trumpet
Lammar Wright sr., trumpet
Billy Butler, guitar
Bobby Roach, guitar
Alfonzo Kellum, guitar, bass
Carl Lynch, guitar
Lonnie Mack, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Wallace Richardson, guitar
Troy Seals, guitar
Albert Dailey jr., piano
Ernie Hayes, organ, piano
Sonny Thompson, piano
string section
Al Lucas, bass
Michael Moore, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
James Tyrell, bass
David "Hooks" Williams, bass
Panama Francis, drums
Nat Kendrick, drums
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
Jimmie Robinson, drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums
John Starks, drums
Ron Selico, bongos
Vicki Anderson, vocals
Sandra Bears, vocals
Martha High, vocals
Grace Ruffin, vocals
The Singles Vol. 5 - 1967-1969
Polydor B0010411-02
compilation
James Brown, organ, piano, vocals
Les Asch, alto sax, tenor sax
Alfred Pee Wee Ellis, alto sax, organ
Maceo Parker, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax, baritone sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Haywood Henry, baritone sax
Dave Parkinson, baritone sax
Garnett Brown, trombone
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
Levi Rasbury, trombone, French horn
Fred Wesley, trombone
Joe Dupars, trumpet
Richard "Kush" Griffith, trumpet
Johnny Grimes, trumpet
Joe Newman, trumpet
Waymon Reed, trumpet
Alphonso "Country" Kellum, guitar, bass
Carl Lynch, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Wallace Richardson, guitar
Troy Seals, guitar
Bobby Byrd, celeste, organ, vocals
Ernie Hayes, piano
Timothy Hedding, piano
Walter Foster, harmonica
string section
Tim Drummond, bass
Al Lucas, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
Sweet Charles Sherrell, bass
Beau Dollar Bowman, drums
John Starks, drums
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
Rafael Rivera, timbales
Ron Selico, bongos
Edward Williams, percussion
Vicki Anderson, vocals
Marva Whitney, vocals
The Singles Vol. 6 - 1969-1970
Polydor B0010411-02
compilation
James Brown, organ, vocals
Nat Jones, conductor
Mike Andress, alto sax
Pee Wee Ellis, alto sax, organ
Jimmy McGary, alto sax, tenor sax
Al Nori, tenor sax
Les Asch, tenor sax
Gordon Brisker, tenor sax
Ronald Lewis, tenor sax, baritone sax
Maceo Parker, tenor sax, vocals
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Larry Dickson, baritone sax
St. Clair Pinckney, baritone sax, flute
Millard Dusenbury, trombone
Dick Leith, trombone
Paul Piller, trombone
Levi Rasbury, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone
David Matthews, bass trombone, organ, piano
Bud Brisbois, trumpet
Frank Brown, trumpet
Conte Candoli, trumpet
Jerry Conrad, trumpet
Joe Davis, trumpet
Allen DiRenzo, trumpet
Joe Dupars, trumpet
Richard "Kush" Griffith, trumpet
Paul Hubinion, trumpet
Waymon Reed, trumpet
Marie Speziale, trumpet
William Hinshaw, French horn
Henry Sigismonti, French horn
Arthur Adams, guitar
Dee Garrett, guitar
Alfonso Kellum, guitar, bass
Jimmy Nolan, guitar
Kenny Poole, guitar
Eddie Setser, guitar
Bobby Byrd, piano, vocals
Tim Hedding, organ
Don Randi, organ
James Vaughn, piano
Frank Vincent, piano
Carmen Jr. DeLeone, vibes, percussion
David Frerichs, vibes
string section
Bootsy Collins, bass
Tim Drummond, bass
John Miller, bass
Michael Moore, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
Sweet Charles Sherrell, bass
Bob Thorn, bass
William Upchurch, bass
Paul West, bass
Ben Barrett, drums
Beau Dollar Bowman, drums
Jon Keliehor, drums
Jimmy Madison, drums
Earl Palmer, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
John Starks, drums, vocals
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
Art Lopez, congas
Bennie Parks, percussion
Ron Selico, bongos
Vicki Anderson, vocals
The Singles Vol. 7 - 1970-1972
Polydor B0012728-02
compilation
James Brown, organ, vocals
Nat Jones, conductor
David Matthews, conductor
Jimmy Parker, alto sax
Alfred 'Pee Wee' Ellis, alto sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Maceo Parker, tenor sax
Les Asch, tenor sax
Robert McCollough, baritone sax
St. Clair Pinckney, baritone sax
David Parkinson, baritone sax
Fred Wesley, trombone
Millard Dusenbury, trombone
Paul Pillar, trombone
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells, trumpet
Darryl "Hassan" Jamison, trumpet
Jerone Sanford, trumpet
Joe Davis, trumpet
Richard "Kush" Griffith, trumpet
Russell Crimes, trumpet
Howard McGurty, trumpet
Ken Tibbetts, trumpet
Gordon Brisker, flute
James McGary, flute
Mike Andress, flute
Bobby Roach, guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Kenny Poole, guitar
Phelps "Catfish" Collins, guitar
Robert Coleman, guitar
Fat Eddie Setser, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
Tim Hedding, organ
David Matthews, piano
Alfonzo Kellum, bass
Fred Thomas, bass
William "Bootsy" Collins, bass
David Harrison, bass
Alfred Thomas, drums
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
John "Jabo" Starks, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
William "Beau Dollar" Bowman, drums
Johnny Griggs, congas
Julius Reliford, congas
Lynn Collins, vocals
The Singles Vol. 8 - 1972-1973
Polydor B0013349-02
compilation
James Brown, trumpet, organ, piano, drums, vocals
David Matthews, conductor, organ
St. Clair Pinckney, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax
Jerry Dodgion, alto sax
Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis, alto sax, tenor sax
Jimmy Parker, alto sax
Maceo Parker, alto sax, flute
Michael Brecker, tenor sax
Joe Farrell, tenor sax, flute, English horn
Seldon Powell, tenor sax, flute
Ernie Watts, tenor sax
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Joe Temperley, baritone sax
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, trombone, guitar
Benny Powell, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone, vocals
Cat Anderson, trumpet
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Russell Crimes, trumpet
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison, trumpet
Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson, trumpet
Isiah "Ike" Oakley, trumpet
Lew Soloff, trumpet
Marvin Stamm, trumpet
Danny Stiles, trumpet
Snooky Young, trumpet
Joe Beck, guitar
Charlie Brown, guitar
Sam Brown, guitar
Robert Coleman, guitar
Hugh McCracken, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Kenny Poole, guitar
Bobby Roach, guitar
David Spinozza, guitar
David T. Walker, guitar
Pat Rebillot, piano
Richard Tee, organ, piano
Gordon Edwards, bass
Russell George, bass
Michael Moore, bass
Chuck Rainey, bass
Fred Thomas, bass
Buster Williams, bass
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, drums
Billy Cobham, drums
Steve Gadd, drums
Jimmy Madison, drums
Harvey Mason sr., drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums
John Starks, drums
Bobby Byrd, tambourine
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
John Morgan, tambourine
Johnny Griggs, congas
Lyn Collins, vocals
Jeanette Washington, vocals
The Singles Vol. 9 - 1973-1975
Polydor B0014259-02
compilation
James Brown, organ, piano, synthesizer, vocals
David Matthews, conductor
Jimmy Parker, alto sax
Maceo Parker, alto sax, vocals
David Sanborn, alto sax
Michael Brecker, tenor sax
Joe Farrell, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Frank Vicari, tenor sax
Ernie Watts, tenor sax
Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis, baritone sax
Michael Gipson, trombone
Tom Malone, trombone
Benny Powell, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone, trumpet, tambourine, vocals
Cat Anderson, trumpet
Russell Crimes, trumpet
Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson, trumpet
Isiah "Ike" Oakley, trumpet
Snooky Young, trumpet
Eddie Daniels, flute
David Tofani, flute
Joe Beck, guitar
Sam Brown, guitar
Cornell Dupree, guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
David T. Walker, guitar
Ben Aronov, synthesizer
Leon Pendarvis, clavinet
Joe Sample, piano
Sweet Charles Sherrell, clavinet, bass, vocals
Margaret Ross, harp
Gordon Edwards, bass
Michael Moore, bass
Chuck Rainey, bass
Fred Thomas, bass, vocals
Jimmy Madison, drums
John Morgan, drums, percussion
Allan Schwartzberg, drums
John Starks, drums
Bob Both, tambourine
Sue Evans, bell
Johnny Griggs, congas, percussion
Lyn Collins, vocals
Martha High, vocals
Leon Austin, vocals
The Singles Volume 10 - 1975-1979
Polydor B0015279-02
compilation
James Brown, clavinet, organ, piano, vocals
David Matthews, conductor
Maceo Parker, alto sax
Joe Poff, alto sax, flute
David Sanborn, alto sax
Michael Brecker, tenor sax
Joe Farrell, tenor sax
Peyton "PJ" Johnson, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax, flute
Harvey Thompson, tenor sax
Ronnie Eades, baritone sax
Hollie Farris, trombone, trumpet
Michael Gipson, trombone
Charles Rose, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Harrison Calloway jr., trumpet
Ben Cauley, trumpet
Russell Crimes, trumpet, percussion
Lew Soloff, trumpet
Joe Beck, guitar
Sam Brown, guitar
Duncan Cleary, guitar
Robert Coleman, guitar
Keith Gregory, guitar
Jimmy Johnson, guitar
Hugh McCracken, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
John Tropea, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ
Clayton Ivy, keyboards
Mike Lawler, clavinet, keyboards, organ
Randy McCormick, keyboards
Leon Pendarvis, piano
Pat Rebilot, piano
Sweet Charles Sherrell, organ, piano, clavinet, synthesizer, bass, vocals
Richard Tee, organ, piano
Gordon Edwards, bass
David Hood, bass
Will Lee, bass
David Weston, bass
Tony Cook, drums
Steve Gadd, drums
Roger Hawkins, drums
Jimmy Madison, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums
Sue Evans, congas, percussion
Johnny Griggs, bongos, congas, percussion
Martha High, vocals
Love Power Peace (ext. Edition)
Polydor UICY-77945/6
recorded 08 March 1971 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris/France
James Brown, organ, vocals
David Matthews, conductor
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax
Fred Wesley, trombone
Darryl "Hasan" Jamison, trumpet
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells, trumpet
Phelps "Catfish" Collins, guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
William "Bootsy" Collins, bass
John "Jabo" Starks, drums
Don Juan "Tiger" Martin, drums
Vicki Anderson, vocals
Live At Home With His Bad Self
Republic Records B0030192-02
compilation
James Brown, organ, vocals
Maceo Parker, tenor sax, organ
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney, tenor sax, baritone sax
Fred Wesley, trombone
Joseph Davis, trumpet
Richard "Kush" Griffith, trumpet
Alphonzo "Country" Kellum, guitar, bass
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Sweet Charles Sherrell, bass
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
John "Jabo" Starks, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
Super Bad Funk Vol. 4
Universal Records
compilation
James Brown, organ, piano, vocals
Robert McCollough, tenor sax
Maceo Parker, sax, flute
St. Clair Pinckney, sax
Clayton Gunnels, trumpet
Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson, trumpet
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison, trumpet
Isiah "Ike" Oakley, trumpet
Phelps "Catfish" Collins, guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, guitar
Jimmy Nolen, guitar
Bobby Byrd, organ, vocals
Bootsy Collins, bass
Fred Thomas, bass
John Starks, drums
Johnny Griggs, percussion
John Morgan, percussion

 
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