20 All-Time Greatest Hits!

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20 All-Time Greatest Hits!
Greatest hits album by James Brown
Released October 22, 1991
Recorded February 4, 1956 – April 1976
Genre R&B, soul, funk
Length 70:26
Label Polydor
Producer Various
James Brown chronology
Star Time
(1991)
20 All-Time Greatest Hits!
(1991)
Roots of a Revolution
1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars[2]

20 All-Time Greatest Hits! is a compilation album by James Brown containing 20 of his most famous recordings. Released by Polydor in 1991 as a single-disc alternative to the Star Time box set, it features songs from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. 16 of the songs from the album had previously topped the US R&B charts. The album itself peaked at number 99 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart after its release. In 2003, it was ranked number 414 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Got You (I Feel Good)"   James Brown 2:47
2. "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine"   James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff 5:15
3. "I Got the Feelin'"   Brown 2:38
4. "Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1"   Brown, Pee Wee Ellis 3:16
5. "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose"   Charles Bobbit 3:11
6. "Make It Funky, Pt. 1"   Brown, Bobbit 3:15
7. "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1"   Brown 2:06
8. "Think"   Lowman Pauling 2:45
9. "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"   Brown, Betty Jean Newsome 2:47
10. "Try Me"   Brown 2:30
11. "Night Train"   Jimmy Forrest, Lewis Simpkins, Oscar Washington 3:31
12. "Cold Sweat, Pt. 1"   Brown, Ellis, David Lindup 2:51
13. "Get on the Good Foot"   Brown, Joe Mims, Fred Wesley 3:35
14. "Papa Don't Take No Mess, Pt. 1"   Brown, Bobbit, Jabo Starks, Wesley 4:23
15. "The Payback"   Brown, Starks, Wesley 7:38
16. "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud, Pt. 1"   Brown, Ellis 2:46
17. "Super Bad, Pts. 1 & 2"   Brown 5:00
18. "Hot Pants, Pt. 1"   Brown, Wesley 3:07
19. "Get Up Offa That Thing"   Brown, D. Jenkins 4:10
20. "Please, Please, Please"   Brown, Johnny Terry 2:44

Personnel[edit]

Credits for 20 All-Time Greatest Hits! adapted from Allmusic.[4]

  • John Bobbit – composer
  • Deanna Brown – composer
  • Deidra Brown – composer
  • James Brown – composer, vocals
  • James Razor Brown – producer
  • Yamma Brown – composer
  • Alfred Ellis – composer
  • Pee Wee Ellis – composer
  • D. Jenkins – composer
  • David Lindup – composer
  • Bob Marley – composer
  • Mims, Joe – composer
  • Lowman Pauling – composer
  • Fred Wesley – composer
  • Isabelle Wong – design

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 99

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