"James Brown singlehandedly took a lost and confused nation of people and bonded them with a fix of words, music and attitude," says Chuck D in the liner notes of Say It Live And Loud - Live In Dallas. Available for the first time on vinyl since the 1998 CD release, the influential performance from James Brown captures the charismatic artist two weeks after the release of "Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud." The Godfather of soul performs the civil rights anthem for the first time live on here, and the late legend going through choice selections from his discography ("Ppa's Got a Brand New Bag," "Ould Pride," "Cold Sweat," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," more), backed by Fred Wesley, maceo Parker, and other notable musicians, is an electrifying experience. This 2LP pressing includes two previously unreleased recordings also, "That's Life," and "The Popcorn," and features an updated essay by James Brown's former tour manager, Alan Leeds.
- first time on vinyl
- music label: Republic Records 2018
reviewed by pocari papi 10/18