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Star Time [Box set]

James Brown Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 Jun 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B000001G1E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 182,623 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Please, Please, PleaseJames Brown 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Why Do You Do MeJames Brown 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Try MeJames Brown 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tell Me What I Did WrongJames Brown 2:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. BewilderedJames Brown 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Good Good Lovin'James Brown 2:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I'll Go CrazyJames Brown 2:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Know It's TrueJames Brown 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. (Do The) Mashed Potatoes Part 1Nat Kendricks And The Swans 1:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. ThinkJames Brown 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Baby You're RightJames Brown 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lost SomeoneJames Brown 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Night TrainJames Brown 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I've Got MoneyJames Brown 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Don't MindJames Brown 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Prisoner Of LoveJames Brown 2:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Devil's DenJames Brown 4:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Out Of The BlueJames Brown 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Out Of SightJames Brown 2:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. GritsJames Brown 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Maybe The Last TimeJames Brown 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. It's A Man's WorldJames Brown 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. I Got You (I Feel Good)James Brown 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Papa's Got A Brand New BagJames Brown 6:580.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Papa's Got A Brand New BagJames Brown 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Got You (I Feel Good)James Brown 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Ain't That A GrooveJames Brown 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. It's A Man's, Man's, Man's WorldJames Brown 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Money Won't Change YouJames Brown 6:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Don't Be A DropoutJames Brown 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bring It Up (Hipsters Avenue)James Brown 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Let Yourself GoJames Brown 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cold SweatJames Brown 7:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Get It TogetherJames Brown 8:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me), Pt. 1James Brown 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Got The Feelin'James Brown 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Licking Stick - Licking StickJames Brown 4:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm ProudJames Brown 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. There Was A TimeJames Brown 4:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Give It Up Or Turnit A LooseJames Brown 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself)The James Brown Orchestra 6:000.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Mother PopcornThe James Brown Orchestra 6:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Funky DrummerJames Brown 7:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex MachineJames Brown 5:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Super BadThe J.B.'s 4:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Talkin' Loud And Sayin' NothingJames Brown 9:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved [feat. The Original J.B.s]James Brown 7:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Soul Power (Parts 1 & 2)The J.B.'s 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Medley: Brother Rapp/Ain't It Funky NowThe J.B.'s 7:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)The J.B.'s 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I'm A Greedy ManThe J.B.'s 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Make It FunkyThe J.B.'s 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Intro/ It's A New Day (So Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn)James Brown 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Got Ants In My Pants, Part 1The J.B.'s 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. King HeroinJames Brown 3:570.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 4:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. There It IsJames Brown 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Public Enemy #1James Brown 5:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Get On The Good FootJames Brown 4:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Got A Bag Of My OwnJames Brown 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Doing It To DeathFred Wesley & The J.B.'s 5:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The PaybackJames Brown 7:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Papa Don't Take No MessJames Brown 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Stoned To The Bone - Part 1James Brown 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. My ThangJames Brown 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Funky President (People It's Bad)James Brown 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hot (I Need To Be Loved Loved Loved Loved)James Brown 5:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Get Up Offa That Thing / Release The PressureThe J.B.'s 6:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Body Heat, Part 1The J.B.'s 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. It's Too Funky In HereJames Brown 5:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)The J.B.'s 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Unity, Part 1James Brown 3:410.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description


It would seem impossible to summarise James Brown's contribution to R&B--to American music--in a mere four compact discs, but somehow Star Time does it. This boxed set charts Brown's early rise as a hard-hitting R&B-styled vocalist ("Please Please Please", "Try Me") and shows how his band-leading skills (one can't forget inventive players like saxophonist Maceo Parker, bassist Bootsy Collins, drummer Jabo Starks, and many others) changed the face of soul and invented funk in the 1960s and early '70s with impeccably timed ("Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"), highly rhythmic ("I Can't Stand It"), primal ("Licking Stick Licking Stick") hits. The box also does a definitive programming job on Brown's more spotty later years--another plus. This is where beginners should start, but several extended versions and rarities (such as "Papa", raised an octave on original release, at normal speed) make it a must for completists too. --Don Harrison

Product Description

(1991/POLYDOR) US Longbox 71 tracks - 5 hours of music including rare & previously unreleased tracks - 64 page booklet including rare photos & extensive liner notes;Medium 1
  1. Please Please Please (Mr. Dynamite)
  2. Why Do You Do Me
  3. Try Me
  4. Tell Me What I Did Wrong
  5. Bewildered
  6. Good Good Lovin'
  7. I'll Go Crazy
  8. I Know It's True
  9. Mashed Potatoes, prt.1 (Do The)
  10. Think
  11. Baby, You're Right
  12. Lost Someone
  13. NightTrain
  14. I've Got Money
  15. i Don't Mind (Live)
  16. Prisoner Of Love
  17. Devil's Den
  18. Out Of The Blue
  19. Out Of Sight
  20. Grits
  21. Maybe The Last Time
  22. It's A Man's World
  23. I Got You
  24. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Pts. 1,2&3
  25. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Pt.1 (The Hardest
  26. I Got You (I Feel Good)
  27. Ain't That A Groove
  28. It's A Man's Man's Man's World
  29. Money Won't Change You
  30. Don't Be A Dropout
  31. Bring It Up (Hipster's Avenue)
  32. Let Yourself Go
  33. Cold Sweat
  34. Get It Together
  35. I Can't Stand Myself ,Pt.1 (When You TouchMe)
  36. There Was A Time (Live)
  37. Give It Up Or Turn It A Close
  38. I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open
  39. Mother Popcorn (Soul Brother No.1)
  40. Funky Drummer
  41. Get Up Sex Machine (I Feel Like Being A)
  42. Super Bad, Pts. 1&2
  43. Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing
  44. Get Up, Get Into It And Get Involved
  45. Soul Power, Pts. 1&2
  46. Brother Rapp
  47. Ain't It Funky Now (Live)
  48. Hot Pants, Pt.1
  49. I'm A Greedy Man, Pt.1
  50. Make It Funky, Pt.1
  51. It's A New Day (Live)
  52. I Got Ants In My Pants, Pt. 1
  53. King Heroin
  54. There It Is, Pt.1 (The Godf...

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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It was with great anticipation that I first listened to this album. And no! I wasn't disappointed! If you want to sample James Brown don't bother with any of his single disc compilations (no matter how worthy and listenable these are).
Throughout the five hours of music there isn't an unlistenable moment. Disc 1 starts with RnB, such as 'Please, Please, Please', 'Think', 'Night Train', that is as good as any other early soul from the same era, and culminates with the prototype funk of tracks such as 'Out of Sight' and 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag'. Disc 2 highlights the finished funk of tracks such as 'Cold Sweat' or 'Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud'. On Disc 3, with tracks such as 'Funky Drummer' or 'Superbad' we are presented with funk that is deeper and more danceable (and certainly of higher fidelity) than most music with the deep funk label. The set finishes with a disc that focuses on a period where James Brown was less prolific and critically successful, but has enough of quality, such as 'Get on the Good Foot' or 'Get Offa That Thing', to compare him favourably with other funk artists of the time. On the final track, 'Unity', in collaboration with Afrika Bambaataa James Brown symbolically passes on the groove baton to the new generation.
If you like funk, soul or just pop music in general buy this: you won't regret it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely essential 8 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
James Brown is arguably the most influential figure in Black Music history, given that he was a major innovator in, first, Soul music and then Funk, before he was sampled out of sight (pun intended) by later artists, who needed the groove and couldn't get it on their own.

Early material on disc 1 includes a huge variety of Soul, uptempo dancers to aching Ballads, with the odd instrumental thrown in. Those instrumentals show how the groove would develop, and by disc 2 you get the track which is said to have started the Funk, "Cold Sweat". From there it's all a funk groove, relentless and amazingly inventive.

By the end of Disc 2 we've seen Brown get political on "Say It Loud.." and Bootsie and co have arrived to take the Funk to new heights. Disc 3 stands as a testament to JB and his ability to find and get the best out of his band(s), and you can hear him doing it ("give the drummer some", "keep it right there" etc).

In the mid 70's (Disc 4), JB was enduring something of a commercial low point, but this did not stop him producing great music, and "Payback" and "Stone to the Bone" are the equal of anything he ever did IMHO.

This is a superb chronicle of the man and his music and should be part of the collection of anyone interested in Soul or Funk, or indeed where the music we hear today came from.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This excellent 4 disc set does a great job of collecting all the best work of James Brown into one easy package.

A man always at the forefront of musical trends it charts his career from `50s R&B singer through soul and his development of the funk sound. Brown was a true original and a great innovator, as well as being a skilled performer who ran a very tight crew. The two aspects come together to provide track after track of superb soul/funk underpinned by Brown's self assured powerful vocals.

The set collects all the essential recordings, from the early big hits that made his name to the likes of funky drummer and Mother Popcorn with which he redefined black music. Being 4 discs it has space to include so much more material, which shows off the range of the man's talent, and give the listener the chance to hear some great music you would never hear on a 1 disc collection.

The 4 discs have been nicely mastered and have a decent clear sound. There are 4 CDs in normal size cd cases collected into a sturdy car outer about the size of 2 cd cases tall. It's a well put together and worthwhile set.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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this set has to be the ultimate james brown collection ever!
there is not one duff track, covering his musical career from the mid 50s to the 1990s, i'm glad living in america is excluded,never mind any other comp cd get this, it may seem pricey but guaranteed if you like J.B you'll love this.
there is also an informative booklet with history of lineups,discography etc,worth the money every penny.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Time - 4 CD Box 13 May 2013
Format:Audio CD
This is a box set of a comprehensive collection from the Godfather Of Soul Mr James Brown.
What I found very obvious on these discs is how much James Brown influence Brown put into the sessions. There is several intro session discussions between Brown and his musicians and producer which indicates he was heavily involved in the sound and music of these classic songs. There is a progressive change each CD as the music gets more and more into funk and away from the more R & B / blues influence that are on the earliest sessions.
There are many tracks that are highlights, my favourites are tracks such as Popcorn, Sex Machine and Papa's Got a Brand New Bag.
The booklet has some good session info and a brief history of James Brown. These CDs do not include his recordings done later in the 1980s and 1990s such as Living In America and Gravity.
This music makes modern dance music sound like a limp biscuit, play it loud !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value package
This package does full justice to James Brown's amazingly influential career. All the classics and more, painstakingly compiled by Cliff White. Read more
Published 20 days ago by David Canham
5.0 out of 5 stars The real 'Best of James Brown'
I chose a five star rating for this box-set for three reasons: Choice of tracks, sound quality and a well-presented and detailed booklet included with the set. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Anthony Neale
5.0 out of 5 stars Can I Take it to the Bridge?
I'm not a James Brown expert but so far as I can tell this has all the good stuff on four CDs and a small book (not booklet!) all for a reasonable price-bargain! Read more
Published on 27 May 2012 by Juniorboogie
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning box set
i'm not the biggest jb fan ,so after reading the reviews i took the plunge and bought this epic box set i knew a lot of the tracks and a lot i didn't which were a pleasent surprise... Read more
Published on 19 Nov 2011 by I. Milne
5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate JB Box Set
This is a great box set with the funk/soul comin at ya. I am listening to it through Goldring headphones as I write and would suggest the tracks are well sequenced, great sleeve... Read more
Published on 20 July 2011 by thestylusgeneration
5.0 out of 5 stars Part of any music education...essential listening
What would we be listening to if it wasn't for Sir James Brown.....it's a terrible thought. To the hardest working man in show business........I thank you.
Published on 1 Sep 2009 by D. Cutts
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value
As far as box sets go this has to be up there with the better ones. A great package of classic funk tracks documenting the career of JB. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2009 by Mr. P. D. Sidwell
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
Listen to any pop radio station, and you will hear James Brown's influence within minutes. It grieves me that people raised on all that good 80s and 90s dance music, could listen... Read more
Published on 24 July 2008 by David R. Bishop
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