Get on the Good Foot
|"Get on the Good Foot - Part 1"|
|Single by James Brown|
|from the album Get on the Good Foot|
|B-side||"Get on the Good Foot - Part 2"|
|Recorded||May 9, 1972, Soundcraft Studios, North Augusta, SC|
|James Brown charting singles chronology|
"Get on the Good Foot" is a funk song performed by James Brown. It was released in 1972 as a two-part single that charted #1 R&B and #18 Pop. It also appeared on an album of the same name released that year. Partly due to the unwillingness of Brown's record labels to certify sales of his previous hits, "Get on the Good Foot" was his first gold record. Billboard ranked it as the No. 99 song for 1972.
- James Brown - lead vocal, organ
with The J.B.'s:
- Russell Crimes - trumpet
- Ike Oakley - trumpet
- Fred Wesley - trombone
- Jimmy Parker - alto saxophone
- St. Clair Pinckney - tenor saxophone
- Hearlon "Cheese" Martin - guitar
- Bobby Roach - guitar
- Fred Thomas - bass
- John "Jabo" Starks - drums
- White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85.
- Wolk, Douglas. (2004). Live at the Apollo, 26. New York: Continuum.
- Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
- "Live at the Apollo 1995".
- Leeds, Alan, and Harry Weinger (1991). "Star Time: Song by Song". In Star Time (pp. 46–53) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
- Song Review from Allmusic
- Songs which sample "Get on the Good Foot"
- Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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