I Don't Mind (James Brown song)

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"I Don't Mind"
Single by James Brown and The Famous Flames
from the album The Amazing James Brown
B-side "Love Don't Love Nobody"
Released 1961 (1961)
Format 7"
Genre R&B
Length 2:41
Label King
Writer(s) James Brown
Producer(s) Gene Redd
James Brown charting singles chronology
"I Don't Mind"
"Baby, You're Right"
"I Don't Mind"
studio by The Who from the album My Generation
Released December 3, 1965 (1965-12-03)
Recorded April 12, 1965
Genre Rock
Writer James Brown
My Generation track listing
Out in the Street
"I Don't Mind"
The Good's Gone

"I Don't Mind" is a rhythm and blues song written by James Brown and performed by Brown and The Famous Flames. Its unusual chord progression - in Brown's words, it "opens with a 13, goes down to a C9, then goes to a G7 and to the A7" - prompted objections during the recording session from producer Gene Redd, who considered it musically "wrong".[1] Released as a single in 1961, it was a significant hit, charting #4 R&B and #47 Pop.[2] Brown and the Flames also performed it on their 1963 album Live at the Apollo.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
U.S. Billboard R&B 4
U.S. Billboard Pop 47

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Brown, James, and Bruce Tucker (1986). James Brown: The Godfather of Soul, 121. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press.
  2. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.