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Please, Please, Please [Box set]

James Brown Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Jan 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • ASIN: B003143FZO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Chonnie-On-Chon 2:110.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. I Feel That Old Feeling Comin' On 2:330.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Tell Me What I Did Wrong 2:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Try Me (I Need You) 2:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. That Dood It 2:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Begging; Begging 2:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Walked Alone 2:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. No, No, No, No 2:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. That's When I Lost My Heart 2:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Let's Make It 2:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Love Or A Game 2:160.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. There Must Be A Reason 2:280.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I Want You So Bad 2:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Why Do You Do Me 3:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Got To Cry 2:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Strange Things Happen 2:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Fine Old Foxy Self 2:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Messing With The Blues 2:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Try Me (I Need You) 2:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. It Was You 2:440.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. I've Got To Change 2:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Can't Be The Same 2:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. It Hurts To Tell You 2:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. I Won't Plead No More 2:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. You're Mine, You're Mine 2:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Gonna Try 2:460.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Don't Let It Happen To Me 2:510.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Good Good Lovin' 2:170.69  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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An influence to hundreds of artists and an idol to millions of fans, James Brown is nothing short of a musical icon. The man who loudly and proudly proclaimed himself the 'Godfather Of Soul' continued to thrill the masses with his music and energetic stage shows right up to his death in 2006. Featured here are his first two original albums, complete in their original form.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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These first 2 discs collects the 30 singles (both a and b sides) recorded for the Federal Label between 1956-1959. The remaining 2 tracks (Strange Things Happen & Fine Old Foxy Self) found on Try Me were presumably album only tracks. Compared to what was to come, most of these 33 tracks are fairly pedestrian - very much in the R&B/gospel vein that other artists like Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson were recording. What made James Brown stand out was his showmanship, learnt in part from his idol Little Richard whose influence is very much in evidence, and of course his vocal style - sometimes rough and verging on hoarseness, never pretty, but drenched with passion and utterly compelling. Mention of course should be paid to Brown's vocal group The Famous Flames led by Bobby Byrd - although Brown never rated them as great vocalists, their solidity gave Brown the freedom to push both his vocals and physical performance to the limit.

The only downside of this & other Not Record releases is you don't get the original album sleeves and the sleeve notes are perfunctory to say the least. But as the other reviewer pointed out these are available separately at inflated prices.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early James 1 Feb 2013
By PhillyB
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Good songs with excellent sound quality. Many greats songs and the remastering was excellent and this is set is worth every dollar spent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, 12 July 2010
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Exactly what it says: First two JB's albums ("Please, Please, Please" & "Try Me") remastered on two discs. The sound is very good (even if I cannot compare it to Japanese releases or Hip-O Singles collection Vol.1; I do not own these). Does not have the original album artwork, but has short liner notes, recording dates and credit info. This is the only way to go, if you do not have the above mentioned discs and do not want to pay rip-off prices on free market. If you like early JB R&B style music, buy this and play it loud!
Thanks, NotNow Music!
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5.0 out of 5 stars risqué 10 April 2013
By Victor Preston VINE VOICE
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I have always loved james brown's music.
from the early r&b and ballads to the superfunk.
please, please, please was an early hit single.
this album also includes try me and another 15 vintage cuts.
the cover would have been considered risqué at the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Please, Please, Please 29 Dec 2007
By D. Blank - Published on
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If you enjoy the "early" James Brown at a time when he was still seeking a definitive style, buy this cd. Goes without saying that "Please" is one of his best if not the best but many other examples here of the versatility that he possessed before the wheels fell off and he found "His Brand New Bag" ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars the FAMOUS FLAMES....WHO WERE THEY ?, 20 Sep 2006
By willgee - Published on
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James Brown and the Famous Flames are PURE DYNAMITE and this is their VERY FIRST FANTASTIC ALBUM...But I wonder ...just how many people reviewing this CD really KNOW just WHO The FAMOUS FLAMES really were? If you ,like so many other music writers and Rock historians think that the FLAMES were the name of JAMES BROWN'S BAND are INCORRECT !!! Please go back and read or re- read James' autobiography...then go on the internet and obtain the movies SKI PARTY and the TAMI SHOW.Then read the liner notes on the LIVE AT THE APOLLO CD...and ALL of the POLYDOR CD re-issues of James and the Flames early albums... such as this "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE" album,(if you can find it on cd },the "THINK" album and the TRY ME album...They all say the SAME THING..."THE FAMOUS FLAMES ARE NOT THE BACKUP BAND ...THEY ARE THE VOCAL GROUP" !!! ANYONE who says otherwise DOESNT KNOW THE HISTORY OF JAMES BROWN!! JAMES himself even explained this on the DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW...but many so- called rock music historians STILL DON'T GET THE MESSAGE !! THE FAMOUS FLAMES were: BOBBY BYRD-the group's founder, and the man who actually discovered James Brown,BOBBY BENNETT,and the late LLOYD STALLWORTH..who replaced departing original member JOHNNY TERRY...JAMES BROWNS BAND was called ...believe it or not... THE JAMES BROWN BAND !! This means that stellar players such as FRED WESLEY, MACEO PARKER,ALFRED "PEE WEE " ELLIS AND OTHERS were BAND MEMBERS...NOT FAMOUS FLAMES !!THE FAMOUS FLAMES AND THE BAND WERE TWO SEPARATE ENTITES !!the ROLLING STONE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL was one of the few printed publications that actually GOT IT RIGHT! In showing a picture of the JB troupe on stage back in the clearly stated that JAMES was..."with the Famous Flames AND the James Brown Band!!Why the confusion? Part of the reason centered around a very strange practice of KING RECORDS (JAMES'record label back then) of showing ONLY THE LEAD SINGER on many of their vocal groups' classic fifties and sixties albums.They did this- not only with JAMES BROWN AND THE FLAMES'albums...but with HANK BALLARD AND THE MIDNIGHTERS'albums as well. People only know what they see...And what they saw was only JAMES BROWN'S AND HANK BALLARD'S faces on the album covers...AND NOT THEIR RESPECTIVE GROUPS.Another problem is the unfortunate practice on the part of music writers over the last 15 years or so of calling the great r&b vocal groups "bands" because their rock- oriented counterparts were. (example..artists such as THE MIRACLES,THE TEMPTATIONS,AND THE FOUR TOPS ARE NOT "BANDS",BUT RATHER VOCAL GROUPS OR SINGING GROUPS...While artists such as THE BEATLES , THE ROLLING STONES,AND THE BEACH BOYS are bands..They actually play instruments on stage).These two factors have combined to cause a confusion toward THE FAMOUS FLAMES in the eyes of the music buying public that has persisted to this day... and has cost them a possible spot in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME along with JAMES,which they so richly deserve.(ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN THE MOTION PICTURE "THE TAMI SHOW" will have to admit-JAMES BROWN AND THE FAMOUS FLAMES STOLE THE SHOW - BLOWING AWAY THE STONES , THE SUPREMES , AND EVERYONE ELSE}.the FLAMES also appeared with James in the Frankie Avalon movie "SKI PARTY" in a non- singing, non-speaking role,and on the ED SULLIVAN SHOW twice,dressed differently than the band, and unfortunately uncredited .In 1964,James stopped recording with the FLAMES in the studio,But they still continued to perform with him on stage for another 4-5 years...and their name still appeared on the records,so most people thought the name applied to the band.After the FLAMES disbanded , BOBBY BYRD remained with James, and that's his voice you hear echoing James on hits such as "SEX MACHINE","SOUL POWER", "MAKE IT FUNKY",AND "GET ON UP, GET INTO IT,GET INVOLVED" . So,the next time you listen to "live at the apollo", or early hits such as PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE , TRY ME,THINK, BEWILDERED,OH BABY DONT YOU WEEP,or other great songs... remember..the guys you hear SINGING ...NOT PLAYING INSTRUMENTS in the background...are indeed the mighty FAMOUS FLAMES..BOBBY BYRD, BOBBY BENNETT,JOHNNY TERRY, AND LLOYD STALLWORTH. read JAMES'AUTOBIOGRAPHY...IT'S ALL THERE..THE FAMOUS FLAMES ARE A SINGING GROUP.. NOT A BAND!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Album for Knowledge 16 Aug 2000
By "essm" - Published on
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James Brown gained wider appeal with th eTry Me recording and when King/Federal decided to put some of his 45's on disk and market it this became another major hit. Please, Please, Please with it almost plaintive wailing sound. The pop created and James perfected roots of the sixties soul are found on this disc. James became the God-Father after this style of music had changed to the Poppa got a Brand New Bag, Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud.. Listen to the beggings and soulful roots of the Parliaments, and then Funkadelic, which shared many band members with James' Famous Flames. This is one of the essential albums in history and while I would be hard pressed to single ou on James Brown disk, this is a good starting place for everyone who thought they knew his music to restart their education.
4.0 out of 5 stars James brown is a powerhouse 14 July 2014
By wair - Published on
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This is James brown before his I Feel Good days, this album has a distinctive raw edge to it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Please, Please, Please 21 Aug 2013
By Sue Bones - Published on
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Have loved James Brown for 50 years. This was my favorite album. I am glad to get this CD so that I can play it anywhere.
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