Talk:In the Jungle Groove

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Track[edit]

There is a tenth track to this CD... Dont recall what its titled but was one of my favorites.

Not according to allmusic.com. Perhaps there was a bonus track for a CD reissue. Gamaliel 16:11, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
The track is "Blind Man Can See It (Extended)," but I don't know how I would cite it (Zsforeman 06:50, 10 December 2006 (UTC))

Atlanta Journal-Constitution review[edit]

Partial transciption using Google News Advanced News Archive Search. Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Hallman, Richard. L/26. October 25, 1986) review of Gravity (1986) and In the Jungle Groove (1986):

The Godfather is back with a brand new bag and it's not bad. "Gravity" is a great showcase for both JB and the songwriting team of Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight. These two gentlemen wrote his big hit from last year, "Living In America," which is included here, and are the authors of all the songs on this album. This leads to a certain sameness from track to track but it is the kind of consistency the world can use more of. The title cut begins a little slowly, setting off alarms in the wary listener's mind. Is James Brown slowing down? The answer - no - comes about one second later when the band shifts into the fast, funky gear that is his trademark. Although the song "Gravity" does actually come to an end before the even better "Let's Get Personal" begins, you may not notice the first dozen or so times you play this record. After this frantic beginning, "How Do You Stop," while a very nice song, just doesn't fit in well. It should have been swapped with one of the livelier songs on side two such as "Goliath" or "Repeat The Beat (Faith)." This would have resulted in a funky side and a soulful side, although the album taken as a whole leans 6-2 toward the funky side with "Return To Me" being the other, very dramatic, (lots of horns) slow tune. In addition to the usual selection of fine musicians found on a James Brown record, Alison Moyet and Steve Winwood offer background vocal support on one song each (Moyet also contributed to the writing of ``Let's Get Personal") and Stevie Ray Vaughan plays lead guitar on "Living In America." ...

While "Gravity" is recommended for all Brown fans, "In the Jungle Groove" is really for connoisseurs and collectors. It is a double album featuring music recorded between 1969 and 1971 and the majority of these songs have been previously released in one form or another. They represent, as the excellent liner notes by Cliff White point out, "a particularly volatile period in James' career." The album, which features such hits as "Hot Pants" and "Give It Up Or Turnit Loose" was put together by people who obviously have strong feelings about this stage of Brown's life and each cut really is a classic. However, it is not a "greatest hits" compilation and should be considered ...

Article assessment[edit]

Start class:

  • Green tickY A reasonably complete infobox
  • Green tickY A lead section giving an overview of the album
  • Green tickY A track listing
  • Green tickY Reference to at least primary personnel by name (must specify performers on the current album; a band navbox is insufficient)
  • Green tickY Categorisation at least by artist and year

C class:

  • Green tickY All the start class criteria
  • Green tickY A reasonably complete infobox, including cover art
  • Red XN At least one section of prose (in addition to the lead section)
  • Green tickY A track listing containing track lengths and authors for all songs
  • Green tickY A "personnel" section listing performers, including guest musicians.

B class:

  • Red XN All the C class criteria
  • Green tickY A completed infobox, including cover art and most technical details
  • Green tickY A full list of personnel, including technical personnel and guest musicians
  • Green tickY No obvious issues with sourcing, including the use of blatantly improper sources.
  • Green tickY No significant issues exist to hamper readability, although it may not rigorously follow WP:MOS

Not a bad article at all, it needs expansion in prose to be addressed as anything further. Great job though with the citations! Andrzejbanas (talk) 14:22, 4 September 2009 (UTC)