Showtime (James Brown album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1964
GenreSoul, jazz
James Brown chronology
Prisoner of Love
Grits & Soul
Singles from Showtime
  1. "Caldonia"
    Released: 1964
  2. "The Things That I Used to Do"
    Released: 1964
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Showtime is the eighth studio album by American musician James Brown. The album was released in April 1964, by Smash Records.[2] It was the transition album from King Records to Smash Records, however, handicapped by contractual obligations with King Records, Brown released an album of remakes overdubbed with canned applause.[1] Brown's vocal group, The Famous Flames are included in the album's introduction, are featured on the album's cover, and are featured on several of the album's tracks including "Don't Cry Baby", "Out of the Blue" and "Caldonia". The album was arranged by Sammy Lowe.

In mid 2018, some 54 years after its original 1964 release on vinyl, this album, Showtime by James Brown & The Famous Flames, was released on CD for the first time.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Introduction of James Brown & The Famous Flames by Danny Ray" 0:13
2."Caldonia"Fleecie Moore2:44
3."Don't Cry Baby"James Price Johnson, Saul Bernie, Stella Unger3:06
4."Sweet Lorraine"Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish2:30
5."Out of the Blue"Johnny Terry, Ted Wright2:19
6."Somebody Changed the Lock on My Door"Casey Bill Weldon3:52
7."Evil"Ted Wright2:50
8."Blues for My Baby"Billy Wright, Teddy Reig3:03
9."For You My Love"Paul Gayten2:24
10."Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney Kramer2:59
11."The Things That I Used to Do"J. Dolan2:56
12."You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You"James Cavanaugh, Larry Stock, Russ Morgan3:00


  1. ^ a b Hamilton, Andrew. "James Brown: Showtime at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Showtime by James Brown". 1933-05-03. Retrieved 2015-07-06.
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