Showtime (James Brown album)

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Studio album by James Brown
Released April 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre Soul, jazz
Length 32:02
Label Smash
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
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 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 albums 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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Introduction of James Brown & The Famous Flames by Danny Ray"   0:13
2. "Caldonia" Fleecie Moore 2:44
3. "Don't Cry Baby" James Price Johnson, Saul Bernie, Stella Unger 3:06
4. "Sweet Lorraine" Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish 2:30
5. "Out of the Blue" Johnny Terry, Ted Wright 2:19
6. "Somebody Changed the Lock on My Door" Casey Bill Weldon 3:52
7. "Evil" Ted Wright 2:50
8. "Blues for My Baby" Billy Wright, Teddy Reig 3:03
9. "For You My Love" Paul Gayten 2:24
10. "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney Kramer 2:59
11. "The Things That I Used to Do" J. Dolan 2:56
12. "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" James Cavanaugh, Larry Stock, Russ Morgan 3:00


  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.