Get on the Good Foot (album)

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Get On the Good Foot
Get on the Good Foot (James Brown album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 20, 1972
Recorded1970–72
GenreFunk, R&B, soul
Length66:05
LabelPolydor
ProducerJames Brown
James Brown chronology
There It Is
(1972)
Get On the Good Foot
(1972)
Black Caesar
(1973)
Singles from Get on the Good Foot
  1. "My Part/Make It Funky"
    Released: 1971
  2. "Get on the Good Foot"
    Released: July 1972
  3. "I Got a Bag of My Own"
    Released: November 1972

Get On the Good Foot is a studio album by American funk and soul musician James Brown. It released as a double LP on November 20, 1972, by Polydor Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
CreemB+[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[3]
The Village VoiceB–[4]

In a contemporary review for Rolling Stone, Russell Gersten said most of the album comprises a few "horrible" new songs and many "inferior" renditions of older songs from Brown, whom Gersten accused of repetitiveness and "egomania".[5] Robert Christgau from The Village Voice said "if this were the world's only James Brown album it would be priceless. But there's a lot of waste here, and Brown's voice can't carry ballads the way it used to".[4]

Track listing[edit]

1972 LP[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get on the Good Foot (Parts 1 & 2)"Brown, Fred Wesley, Joe Mims5:44
2."The Whole World Needs Liberation"Brown, Bobby Byrd3:41
3."Your Love Was Good for Me"J. J. Barnes, Whiz Whisenhut3:20
4."Cold Sweat"Brown, Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis2:53
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Recitation by Hank Ballard"Brown, Hank Ballard5:54
2."I Got a Bag of My Own"Brown3:30
3."Nothing Beats a Failure (But a Try)"Brown3:06
4."Lost Someone"Brown, Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth3:56
Side 3
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Funky Side of Town"Brown7:50
2."Please, Please"Brown, Johnny Terry12:19
Side 4
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ain't It a Groove"Brown, Nat Jones2:10
2."My Part/Make It Funky (Parts 3 & 4)"Brown, Charles Bobbit5:14
3."Dirty Harri"Brown6:15

1992 CD[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get on the Good Foot (Parts 1 & 2)"Brown, Wesley, Mims5:44
2."The Whole World Needs Liberation"Brown, Byrd3:41
3."Your Love Was Good for Me"Barnes, Whisenhut3:20
4."Cold Sweat"Brown, Ellis2:53
5."Recitation by Hank Ballard"Brown, Ballard5:54
6."I Got a Bag of My Own"Brown3:30
7."Nothing Beats a Failure (But a Try)"Brown3:06
8."Lost Someone"Brown, Byrd, Stallworth3:56
9."Funky Side of Town"Brown7:50
10."Please, Please"Brown, Terry12:19
11."Ain't It a Groove"Brown, Jones2:10
12."My Part/Make It Funky (Parts 3 & 4)"Brown, Bobbit5:14
13."Dirty Harri"Brown6:15
14."I Know It's True" (bonus track)Brown4:07

Personnel[edit]

  • John'Jabo'Starks – Drums
  • Fred Thomas – bass
  • Bobby Roach – guitar
  • Fred Wesleytrombone
  • St.Clair Pinkney – sax
  • Jimmy Parker – sax
  • James Brown – Lead vocal
  • Tracks 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 12 and 13 produced and arranged by James Brown
  • Tracks 3 and 8 produced by James Brown, arranged by Sammy Lowe
  • Tracks 4, 6, 7 and 11 produced by James Brown, arranged by Dave Matthews

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elias, Jason. "James Brown: Get on the Good Foot at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 1973). "The Christgau Consumer Guide". Creem. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide – Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard – Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  4. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (June 9, 1980). "A Consumer Guide to James Brown". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Gersten, Russell (15 February 1973). "James Brown: Get On The Good Foot". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 September 2011.

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