Live at the Apollo, Volume II

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Live At The Apollo, Volume II
Cover of the 2001 Deluxe Edition
Live album by James Brown
Released August 1968 (1968-08)
Recorded June 24–25, 1967, Apollo Theater, New York, NY
Genre R&B, soul, funk
Label King
Producer James Brown
James Brown live albums chronology
Live at the Garden
(1967)
Live At The Apollo, Volume II
(1968)
Sex Machine
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 starslink

Live At The Apollo, Volume II is a 1968 live double album by James Brown and The Famous Flames, recorded in 1967 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It is a follow-up to Brown's 1963 recording, Live at the Apollo. It is best known for the long medley of "Let Yourself Go", "There Was a Time", and "I Feel All Right", followed by "Cold Sweat", which document the emergence of Brown's funk style. It peaked at #32 on the Billboard albums chart.[1]

On the original 1968 album and its 1987 CD reissue the performances were edited to accommodate the recording medium. A more complete recording of what was captured from the performances was remastered and released on a 2-CD Deluxe Edition in 2001.

Tracklist[edit]

Times are listed from their respected CD issues; the original 1967 issue of the album is un-indexed.

Original 1968 issue[edit]

Side 1
  1. Introduction – 0:32
  2. "Think" – 2:54
  3. "I Wanna Be Around" – 3:09
  4. James Brown Thanks – 1:11
  5. "That's Life" – 4:05
  6. "Kansas City" – 4:49
Side 2
  1. Medley – 14:54:
  2. "Cold Sweat" – 4:43
Side 3
  1. "It May Be the Last Time" – 3:06
  2. "I Got You (I Feel Good)" – 0:38
  3. "Prisoner of Love" – 7:25
  4. "Out of Sight" – 0:26
  5. "Try Me" – 2:54
  6. "Bring It Up (Hipster's Avenue)" – 4:38 (includes intro of Famous Flames Bobby Byrd & Bobby Bennett)
Side 4
  1. "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" – 11:16
  2. "Lost Someone (Medley)" – 6:21
  3. "Please, Please, Please" – 2:44

Notes on 1987 CD issue[edit]

  • The medley on Side B was tracked as three different songs:
  1. "Let Yourself Go" – 4:01
  2. "There Was a Time" – 4:18
  3. "I Feel All Right" – 5:32
  • "It's A Man's Man's Man's World" was edited to 7:10, while "Lost Someone (Medley)" was edited to 10:17.

2001 Deluxe Edition[edit]

References[edit]

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