Live album by James Brown
October 14, 1969,
Cincinnati, OH ("Brother Rapp") July 23, 1970, Cincinnati, OH
("Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine", medley) June 12, 1969,
Miami, FL ("Lowdown Popcorn") October 1, 1969,
Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia (remainder of titles)
Funk, soul [1 ]
Producer James Brown
James Brown live albums chronology
Singles from Sex Machine
" Lowdown Popcorn"
" Brother Rapp"
" Spinning Wheel"
is a Sex Machine 1970 double album by James Brown. It showcases the playing of the original J.B.'s lineup featuring Bootsy and Catfish Collins, and includes an 11-minute rendering of the album's [10 ] title song, different from the original recording of the title song which was released as a two-part single in 1970.
Sex Machine purports to be a live recording. However, the first LP's worth of material consists of tracks recorded in studio settings with added reverberation and overdubbed applause (some of which subsequently were released in unadulterated mixes, most notably on the 1996 Funk Power compilation CD.). All but one track of the second LP apparently were recorded live in concert in Brown's hometown of Augusta, Georgia, although this material, too, features added reverb and overdubbed applause.
Sex Machine was ranked 96th in a 2005 survey held by British television's Channel 4 to determine the 100 greatest albums of all time. [11 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
All tracks on sides one and two are studio recordings with added reverberation and audience noise. All tracks on sides three and four recorded live at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA unless otherwise noted.
Brother Rapp" and " Lowdown Popcorn" are the same studio performances initially released as singles. Audience-free studio versions of " Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine" and " Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" appear on the CD compilation , along with a previously unreleased take of " Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang There Was a Time" from the same session. " Mother Popcorn", which was indeed recorded live, appears without added audience noise and with a longer running time on the CD compilation . In addition, the album Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag 1964-1969 Motherlode includes a live rendition of " Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" purportedly from the same Augusta 1969 concert.
Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine" (Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff) - 10:48 "
Brother Rapp (Part I & Part II) - (Brown) 5:09
Medley: - 13:42
Bewildered" ( Teddy Powell, Leonard Whitcup) - 6:09 "
I Got The Feelin'" (Brown) - 1:07 "
Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" (Charles Bobbit) - 6:26
I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door I'll Get It Myself)" (Brown) - 4:31 "
Licking Stick - Licking Stick" (Brown, Byrd, Pee Wee Ellis) - 1:19 "
Lowdown Popcorn" (Brown) - 3:25 (studio recording) "
Spinning Wheel" (Clayton-Thomas) - 4:02 "
If I Ruled the World" ( Leslie Bricusse, Cyril Ornadel) - 4:03
There Was a Time" (Brown, Hobgood) - 4:04 "
It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (Brown, Betty Jean Newsome) - 3:42 "
Please, Please, Please" (Brown, Johnny Terry) - 2:26 "
I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)" (Brown) - 1:28 "
Mother Popcorn" (Brown, Ellis) - 5:50
Personnel [ edit ]
James Brown - Organ, Piano, Vocals, Producer
Bobby Byrd - Organ, Vocals
Bootsy Collins - Bass
Phelps "Catfish" Collins - Guitar Joseph Davis - Trumpet
Pee Wee Ellis - Alto saxophone Robert Graham - Background vocals
Richard "Kush" Griffith - Trumpet
Johnny Griggs - Conga
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells - Trumpet
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison - Trumpet
Alphonso "Country" Kellum - Bass, Guitar
Ron Lenhoff - Engineer
Art Lopez - Percussion
Robert "Chopper" McCullough - Tenor saxophone
Jimmy Nolen - Guitar
Maceo Parker - Organ, Tenor saxophone Melvin Parker - Drums
St. Clair Pinckney - Baritone & Tenor saxophone Kenny Poole - Guitar
Sweet Charles Sherrell - Bass
John Starks - Drums
Clyde Stubblefield - Drums
Fred Wesley - Trombone Marva Whitney - Background vocals
Eldee Williams - Tenor saxophone
References [ edit ]
^ a b Huey, Steve. "James Brown: at Sex Machine" AllMusic. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
^ "Billboard Album Reviews". : 59. September 19, 1970 Billboard . Retrieved . September 22, 2011
^ Christgau, Robert. "James Brown". robertchristgau.com . Retrieved . September 22, 2011
^ ". Sex Machine: James Brown" Rhapsody . Retrieved . September 22, 2011
^ Hoard, Christian (2004). . New York: Simon & Schuster. pp. 109–113. The new Rolling Stone album guide ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. Archived from the original on March 19, 2011.
^ "The 25 Greatest Albums of All Time". (Volume Five Number One). April 1989. Spin ISSN 0886-3032 . Retrieved . September 22, 2011
^ "Sex Machine by James Brown". Yahoo! Music . Retrieved . September 22, 2011
^ . New York: Zagat Survey. 2003. Movies & music pack 2004 : top films & albums of all time ISBN 978-1-57006-543-9 . Retrieved . September 22, 2011
^ g, manos (August 1, 2013). "Review: CD James Brown - Sex Machine Album". Sputnikmusic . Retrieved . 2013-11-08
^ "James Brown". warr.org. Sex Machine . Retrieved . January 30, 2007
^ "The 100 Greatest Albums". BBC Four. Archived from the original on April 19, 2005 . Retrieved . January 30, 2007
External links [ edit ]
Please Please Please
The Amazing James Brown
Shout and Shimmy (later re-titled Good, Good Twistin')
James Brown and His Famous Flames Tour the USA
Prisoner of Love
Excitement - Mr. Dynamite
The Unbeatable James Brown
Grits and Soul
Out of Sight (later retitled James Brown Sings Out of Sight)
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown Plays James Brown Today and Yesterday
James Brown Plays New Breed (The Boo-Ga-Loo)
It's a Man's Man's Man's World
James Brown Sings Christmas Songs
Handful of Soul
Sings Raw Soul
James Brown Plays the Real Thing
I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me
I Got the Feeling
James Brown Plays Nothing But Soul
Thinking About Little Willie John and a Few Nice Things
Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud
Gettin' Down to It
It's a Mother
Ain't It Funky
Soul on Top
It's a New Day - Let a Man Come In
Sho' Is Funky Down Here
There It Is
Get on the Good Foot
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
Sex Machine Today
Everybody's Doin' the Hustle and Dead on the Double Bump
Get Up Offa That Thing
Take a Look at Those Cakes
The Original Disco Man
Bring It On
The Merry Christmas Album
The Next Step
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James Brown Presents His Band/Night Train (later re-titled Twist Around, then Jump Around)
Soul Classics, Volume 2
Solid Gold: 30 Golden Hits
Can Your Heart Stand It?
The Best of James Brown
The Federal Years, Part 1
The Federal Years, Part 2
Roots of a Revolution - The James Brown Story 1956-1965
Ain't That a Groove - The James Brown Story 1966-1969
Doing It to Death - The James Brown Story 1970-1973
Dead on the Heavy Funk 1974-1976
The CD of JB: Sex Machine and Other Soul Classics
The LP of JB
In the Jungle Groove
The CD of JB II: Cold Sweat and Other Soul Classics
Messin' With the Blues
20 All-Time Greatest Hits!
Soul Pride: The Instrumentals (1960-1969)
Roots of a Revolution
JB40: 40th Anniversary Collection
Foundations of Funk – A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969
Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang
Make It Funky – The Big Payback: 1971-1975
Dead On The Heavy Funk: 1975-1983
The Godfather - The Very Best of James Brown
50th Anniversary Collection
The Singles, Volume One: The Federal Years: 1956–1960
The Singles, Volume Two: 1960–1963
The Singles, Volume Three: 1964–1965
A Family Affair
The Singles, Volume Four: 1966–1967
The Singles, Volume Five: 1967-1969
The Singles, Volume Six: 1969-1970
The Singles, Volume 7: 1970-1972
The Singles, Volume 8: 1972-1973
The Singles, Volume 9: 1973-1975
The James Brown Complete Christmas
The Singles, Volume 10: 1975-1979
The Singles, Volume 11: 1979-1981
Best of Live At The Apollo: 50th Anniversary
Live At The Apollo, Vols. I-IV