Ain't That a Groove

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"Ain't That a Groove Part 1"
Single by James Brown
B-side "Ain't That a Groove Part 2"
Released February 1966 (1966-02)
Format 7"
Recorded December 13 (track) and 22 (rhythm guitar overdub), 1965, Bell Sound Studios, New York, NY
Genre Rhythm and blues, soul, funk
  • 2:39 (Part 1)
  • 1:47 (Part 2)
Label King
  • James Brown
  • Nat Jones
Producer(s) James Brown
James Brown charting singles chronology
"I'll Go Crazy" (B-side of "Lost Someone")
"Ain't That a Groove Part 1"
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"

"Ain't That a Groove" is a song written by James Brown and Nat Jones. Brown recorded it in 1965 with the female vocal group The Jewels and a studio band arranged and conducted by Sammy Lowe. Released in edited form as a two-part single in 1966, it charted #6 R&B and #42 Pop.[1][2] The unedited studio recording of the song was included in the 1991 box set Star Time.

Brown performs a live version of "Ain't That a Groove" on his 1967 album Live at the Garden.

The single was also featured in Dead Presidents.


  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.