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Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang [Import]

James Brown Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Feb 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B000002G81
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,565 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (Pt. 1 & 2) 5:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Super Bad (Parts 1, 2 & 3 (Mono Version)) [feat. The Original J.B.s] 9:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Since You Been Gone (Original Mono Mix) [feat. The Original J.B.s] 4:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose [feat. The Original J.B.s] 6:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. There Was A Time ( I Got To Move) (1996 Funk Power Version) [feat. The Original J.B.s] 7:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing (Complete Version) [feat. The Original J.B.s]14:41Album Only
Listen  7. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (Stereo Mix) [feat. The Original J.B.s] 7:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Soul Power (Complete Version (Mono)) [feat. The Original J.B.s]12:05Album Only
Listen  9. Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine [feat. The Original J.B.s]10:30Album Only
Listen10. Fight Against Drug Abuse (Promo Single Version)0:36£0.99  Buy MP3 

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The short-lived first incarnation of the JBs, with future Parliamentarian bassist Bootsy Collins, brother Catfish Collins on guitar, Jabo Starks and/or Clyde Stubblefield on drums, this is the edgiest, meanest, leanest line-up maestro James Brown ever assembled. The music they made in this single year is still among the freshest, most soul-stirring funk on earth decades later. Check out James's pleas for tenor saxophonist Robert McCollough to "blow me some 'Trane, brother!" Expansive, incisive. This compilation, prepared and ideally notated by Harry Weinger and one-time JB manager Alan Leeds, is so full of groove it could doubtless sub for a faulty pacemaker. --John Corbett

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5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely unrelenting grooves 25 Oct 2001
Format:Audio CD
By this point the story is well-known: in 1970 James Brown's band quit en masse, and he recruited a group of unpolished kids featuring the 18 year old Bootsy Collins to be his backing band. He would hold this band together for a year before Collins et al. would quit.
This band was not without its weaknesses. The horn section was no match for Maceo Parker and the other 1960s veterans who had quit. The call-and-response was reduced to James and longtime sideman Bobby Byrd. But, Lord, what grooves. They are absolutely relentless. If this music can't get you up, you'd better call the undertaker. Working with the resources at hand, pushing Bootsy's bass to the front, JB maximizes what he's got. The high point is a previously unreleased 15 minute version of "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing" in which JB goes into a rant on self-respect, race relations, taxes, drugs, and whatever else came into head that night -- "I don't want a cat tryin' to drive a plane who hasn't been to school!"
A true cultural artifact.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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There is good and bad to be found with this CD, a situation made all the more annoying because the negative aspect could so easily have been avoided.

Allow me firstly to explain the good;

If you're looking for THE motherlode of James Brown's rawest and heaviest Funk, you'll hit it with this compilation.

'Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang' features 9 lengthy workouts of pure unadulterated and primal Funk, the shortest track coming in at just over 5 minutes and the longest at just under 15.

There is NO other James Brown compilation in existence packed this solid with raw Funk. For anyone who likes the more earthy 'Sex Machine' or 'Super Bad' style of Mr. Brown's Funk outings, this album is essential. And that is not an understatement.

Had this collection been released as a regular album when it was originally recorded it would certainly today be viewed as James Brown's greatest release of the 1970s. Possibly his greatest ever studio work. It would very likely also be accepted as a classic album on its own terms in those lists so beloved of music journalists in this modern age.

But. Now the bad.

Despite the unquestionable quality of the music and the astounding performances inherent to this release, there is an unfortunate down side which is not the fault of Mr. Brown or his band; The mastering.

The team responsible for this compilation were also in charge of the the excellent Foundations of Funk, Make It Funky and Dead On The Heavy Funk double-CD compilations, released during the same period as this single-disc title. The mastering on those releases was great. Not overly loud, no digital harshness, wonderful to play at high volumes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PURE UNADULTERATED FUNK GOLD 15 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD
If you only ever own one funk album in your life time then please make it this one. This is the rawest, heaviest, grooviest, funkiest James Brown ever sounded. Just listen to the opening of Get Up Get into it Get Involved when James calls out and Bobby Byrd responds - before a wall of horns and bass smack you in the face with a groove that takes control of your body. Seriously! Forget the standard James Brown compilations, and those tempting looking soundtracks. Just get your hands on this and it's "party at your place"!
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