I Don't Mind (James Brown song)
|"I Don't Mind"|
|Single by James Brown and the Famous Flames|
|from the album The Amazing James Brown|
|B-side||"Love Don't Love Nobody"|
|Format||7-inch 45 rpm record|
"I Don't Mind" is a rhythm and blues song written by James Brown and performed by Brown and the Famous Flames. Its unusual chord progression – in Brown's words, it "opens with a 13, goes down to a C9, then goes to a G7 and to the A7" – prompted objections during the recording session from producer Gene Redd, who considered it musically "wrong". Released as a single in 1961, it reached number four in the R&B Billboard charts and number 47 in the Pop Billboard charts. Brown and the Flames also performed it on their 1963 album Live at the Apollo.
|U.S. Billboard R&B||4|
|U.S. Billboard Pop||47|
- The Who recorded it for their debut album My Generation (1965)
- The In Crowd with vocalist Keith West (1965 as the B-side of their 1965 single "Why Must They Criticise" (available on the Steve Howe CD Mothballs)
- MC5 (in 1965 as a demo)
- The McCoys (1965 debut album Hang on Sloopy)
- The Moody Blues (1965 debut album The Magnificent Moodies)
- Brown, James, and Bruce Tucker (1986). James Brown: The Godfather of Soul, 121. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press.
- White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
- The McCoys, Hang on Sloopy Retrieved June 24, 2015
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