Licking Stick – Licking Stick

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"Licking Stick – Licking Stick (Part 1)"
Single by James Brown
from the album Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud
B-side "Licking Stick – Licking Stick (Part 2)"
Released May 1968 (1968-05)
Format 7" (stereo)
Recorded April 16, 1968, King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Genre Funk
Length
  • 2:50 (Part 1)
  • 2:15 (Part 2)
Label King
6166
Writer(s)
Producer(s) James Brown
James Brown charting singles chronology
"I Got the Feelin'"
(1968)
"Licking Stick – Licking Stick (Part 1)"
(1968)
"America Is My Home"
(1968)

"Licking Stick – Licking Stick" is a song written by James Brown, Bobby Byrd, and Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis and recorded by Brown as a two-part single in 1968.[1][2] Byrd provides backing vocals on the song. It was the first stereo single release by King Records. The song was included on the album Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud.

The title of the song refers to a stick used to administer corporal punishment (a "licking").

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 14
U.S. Billboard R&B 2

Live version[edit]

Brown performs live versions of "Licking Stick – Licking Stick" on his 1970 album Sex Machine, as well as on the 1998 release Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68.

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  2. ^ 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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