Hell (James Brown album)

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Hell
Studio album by James Brown
Released June 28, 1974 (1974-06-28)
Genre Soul, funk
Length 68:20
Label Polydor Records
Producer James Brown
James Brown chronology
The Payback
(1974)
Hell
(1974)
Reality
(1975)
Singles from Hell
  1. "My Thang"
    Released: April 1974
  2. "Papa Don't Take No Mess"
    Released: August 1974
  3. "Coldblooded"
    Released: October 1974

Hell is a 1974 double album by James Brown.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
Džuboks unfavorable [3]
Rolling Stone favorable[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Coldblooded"   James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis 4:45
2. "Hell"   Brown 5:03
3. "My Thang"   Brown 4:20
4. "Sayin' It and Doin' It"   Brown 3:05
5. "Please, Please, Please" (Remake) Brown, John Terry 4:07
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When the Saints Go Marchin' In"   Traditional 2:43
2. "These Foolish Things Remind Me of You"   Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey 3:14
3. "Stormy Monday"   T-Bone Walker 3:15
4. "A Man Has to Go Back to the Cross Road Before He Finds Himself"   Brown 2:52
5. "Sometime"   Brown, Bud Hobgood 4:15
Side C
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Can't Stand It '76'" (Remake of "I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)") Brown 8:10
2. "Lost Someone" (Remake) Brown, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth 3:35
3. "Don't Tell a Lie about Me and I Won't Tell the Truth on You"   Brown, J. Maloy Roach 5:05
Side D
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Papa Don't Take No Mess"   Charles Bobbit, Brown, John Starks, Fred Wesley 13:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elias, Jason. "James Brown: Hell > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "James Brown". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Vrdoljak, Dražen. "James Brown - Hell". Džuboks (in Serbian) (Gornji Milanovac: Dečje novine) (10 (second series)): 22-23. 
  4. ^ Palmer, Bob (12 September 1974). "James Brown: Hell". Rolling Stone (RS 169). Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. 
  5. ^ [1]