I Don't Mind (James Brown song)
|"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"|
|James Brown charting singles chronology|
|"I Don't Mind"|
|studio by The Who from the album My Generation|
|Released||December 3, 1965|
|Recorded||April 12–14, 1965|
|My Generation track listing|
"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". Released as a single in 1961, it was a significant hit, charting #4 R&B and #47 Pop. Brown and the Flames also perform it on their 1963 album Live at the Apollo.
Chart positions 
|U.S. Billboard R&B||4|
|U.S. Billboard Pop||47|
Cover versions 
- The Who covered "I Don't Mind" on their 1965 debut album My Generation.
- The Moody Blues covered the song on their 1965 debut album The Magnificent Moodies.
- MC5 covered the song on a demo from 1965.
- The In Crowd with vocalist Keith West covered the song as the B-side of their 1965 single "Why Must They Criticise" (available on the Steve Howe CD Mothballs).
- Brown, James, and Bruce Tucker (1986). James Brown: The Godfather of Soul, 121. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press.
- White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
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