James Brown - Collected


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In a career spanning over 50 years James Brown became known as a progenitor of funk music and influencing the development of many other genres. All his hit songs, hidden gems and collaborations are now bundled on Collected. It contains 29 songs, including music from his early days with the Famous Flames, the J.B.’s and a wide collection of tracks from his solo career.

Brown began his career as a gospel singer and joined a rhythm and blues vocal group, the Famous Flames, as the lead singer in the 1950s. Later on he formed his own band and released successful singles 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. While developing the funk to a new level he created the J.B.’s, with which he scored hits like Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine and The Payback. Brown was inducted into 1st class of the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. During the years he gained different honorific nicknames including “Godfather of Soul”, “Mr. Dynamite”, and “Soul Brother No. 1”.

  1. please, please, please 
  2. try me 
  3. think 
  4. papa’s got a brand new bag 
  5. i got you (i feel good) 
  6. ain’t that a groove 
  7. it’s a man’s, man’s, man’s world 
  8. cold sweat 
  9. say it loud, i’m black and i’m proud* featuring the famous flames
  10. give it up or turnit a loose
  11. funky drummer
  12. brother rapp
  13. get up (i feel like being a) sex machine
  14. super bad 
  15. get up, get into it, get involved
  16. soul power *featuring the j.b’s
  17. hot pants (she got to use what she got to get what she wants) *
  18. make it funky
  19. talkin’ loud and saying nothing
  20. king heroin
  21. get on the good foot
  22. i got ants in my pants
  23. the payback *featuring the j.b’s
  24. woman
  25. my thang
  26. get up offa that thing
  27. bodyheat
  28. living in america
  29. gravity