Get on the Good Foot

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For the album, see Get On the Good Foot (album).
"Get on the Good Foot - Part 1"
Single by James Brown
from the album Get on the Good Foot
B-side "Get on the Good Foot - Part 2"
Released July 1972 (1972-07)
Format 7" (mono)
Recorded May 9, 1972, Soundcraft Studios, North Augusta, SC
Genre Funk
Length
  • 3:36 (Part 1)
  • 2:39 (Part 2)
Label Polydor
14139
Writer(s)
Producer(s) James Brown
Certification Gold
James Brown charting singles chronology
"Honky Tonk - Part 1"
(1972)
"Get on the Good Foot - Part 1"
(1972)
"I Got a Bag of My Own"
(1972)

"Get on the Good Foot" is a funk song performed by James Brown. It was released in 1972 as a two-part single that charted #1 R&B and #18 Pop.[1][2] It also appeared on an album of the same name released that year. Partly due to the unwillingness of Brown's record labels to certify sales of his previous hits, "Get on the Good Foot" was his first gold record.[3]

Performances of "Get on the Good Foot" appear on the albums Hot on the One, Live in New York, and Live at Chastain Park.

Personnel[edit]

  • James Brown - lead vocal, organ

with The J.B.'s:

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85. 
  3. ^ Wolk, Douglas. (2004). Live at the Apollo, 26. New York: Continuum.
  4. ^ Leeds, Alan, and Harry Weinger (1991). "Star Time: Song by Song". In Star Time (pp. 46–53) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.

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Preceded by
"Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays
Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles number-one single
September 16 - October 7, 1972
Succeeded by
"I'll Be Around" by The Spinners