Unreleased live session from James Brown and the J.B.'s from 1972! Here's what Get On Down has to say about this remarkable release: No performer and venue are as intertwined in excellence as James Brown and Harlem's fabled Apollo Theater. There are many releases of Brown and his J.B.'s recorded live at the Apollo. But, the performance captured here, originally slated for release in 1973, was not issued after the funk-filled night of its recording in 1972. The material languished until recently when two cuts were included on 2013's Best of Live At The Apollo with a digital release as part of a Live At The Apollo overview. But vinyl? This performance has never seen the vinyl issue it so deserves. In the early 70s Brown and the J.B.'s had reached, let’s call it maximum funk. The performances are impeccable and Brown's sharing the spotlight with Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher), Bobby Byrd and of course the J.B.'s truly captures the scope of the Brown organization at the time.
- black double vinyl pressing
- 1972 live performance by James Brown w/ The J.B.s + more
- first time on vinyl
- music label: Get On Down 2016
reviewed by Cool Hand 06/2016