James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag on 180g LP
“The Godfather of Soul.” “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” “Mr. Dynamite.” “Soul Brother Number One.” These and other honorifics have been used to describe American music icon James Brown for approaching half a century. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of James' runaway two-part hit single "Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag" which won him his first Grammy award and also anchored this King Records full-length album of the same name released to capitalize on the song's fame later the same year. The remainder of the upbeat 12-track compilation is comprised of previously released dance themed cuts like "Mashed Potatoes, U.S.A." and "Doin' the Limbo." Now available on 180 gram vinyl.
"In mid-1965, Brown was locked in a contract struggle with King Records, but when he learned King was nearly bankrupt, he threw the label a bone: a song he'd recorded a few months earlier, yelling, "This is a hit!" as the tape rolled. Arguably the first funk record, it's driven by the empty space between beats as much as by Brown's bellow and guitarist Jimmy Nolen's ice-chipper scratch. In a stroke of postproduction genius...Brown sliced off the intro to have the song start with a face-smashing horn blast, and sped it up just enough so it sounded like an urgent bulletin from the future." - #71 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag Track Listing:
1. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag [Pt. 1]
2. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag [Pt. 2]
3. Mashed Potatoes U.S.A.
4. Cross Firing
5. Love Don't Love Nobody
6. I Stay In The Chapel Every Night
7. And I Do Just What I Want,
8. This Old Heart
9. Baby, You're Right
10. Have Mercy Baby
11. You Don't Have To Go
12. Doin' The Limbo