Down and Out in New York City

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"Down and Out in New York City"
Single by James Brown
from the album Black Caesar
B-side "Mama's Dead"
Released 1973 (1973)
Format 7"
Genre Soul, funk
Length 3:15
Label King
Producer(s) James Brown
James Brown charting singles chronology
"I Got Ants in My Pants - Part 1"
"Down and Out in New York City"

"Down and Out in New York City" is a song written by Bodie Chandler and Barry De Vorzon and recorded by James Brown. It appears in the film Black Caesar and is included on the film's soundtrack album. It was released as a single in 1973 and charted #13 R&B and #50 Pop.[1] The song was co-arranged by Fred Wesley. The song was sampled by the rapper Prodigy on the album Return of the Mac.


  1. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.