James Brown - Say It Live and Loud : Live in Dallas 08.26.68 (Expanded Edition)

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On August 26, 1968, two weeks after releasing his civil rights anthem, Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud, James Brown recorded his concert at Dallas, Texas’ Memorial Auditorium. First released on CD in 1998, Brown’s Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68 album makes its vinyl debut in an expanded 2LP 50th Anniversary Edition. Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68 captures James Brown and his band laying it down onstage in the heat of a tumultuous summer, just months after the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and on the same night the turbulent Democratic National Convention opened in Chicago. The album features the first-ever live recordings of Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud, which Brown performed twice. The new 2LP vinyl edition add two previously unreleased recordings, That’s Life and The Popcorn, as well as an updated essay by James Brown’s former tour manager, Alan Leeds. An essay by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, written for the album’s 1998 CD package, is also included. Recorded August 7, 1968 and rush released on August 14, James Brown’s Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud rose to the top of Billboard’s R&B chart, reaching No. 1 on October 5, 1968 and holding the top spot for six weeks.