The Singles, Volume I: The Federal Years: 1956–1960

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The Singles, Volume I: The Federal Years: 1956–1960
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Compilation album by
ReleasedSeptember 1, 2006
RecordedFebruary 4, 1956 – February 20, 1960
GenreR&B, Soul
Length1:45:16
LabelHip-O Select
ProducerVarious
James Brown chronology
The Singles, Volume I: The Federal Years: 1956–1960
(2006)
The Singles, Volume II: 1960–1963
(2007)

The Singles, Volume I: The Federal Years: 1956–1960 (also known as The Federal Years: 1956–1960) is the first compilation in a series of releases by Hip-O Select Records compiling the singles of James Brown. This compilation features all 7" single releases, including re-issues and canceled singles. Most of the songs in this collection feature backing vocals by Brown's vocal group, The Famous Flames.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks credited to James Brown & the Famous Flames; except where indicated

Disc 1
  1. "Please, Please, Please" – 2:43
  2. "Why Do You Do Me" – 3:00
  3. "I Don't Know" – 2:49
  4. "I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On" – 2:32
  5. "No, No, No, No" – 2:12
  6. "Hold My Baby's Hand" – 2:13
  7. "I Won't Plead No More" – 2:25
  8. "Chonnie-On-Chon" – 2:12
  9. "Just Won't Do Right" – 2:34
  10. "Let's Make It" – 2:25
  11. "Gonna Try" – 2:44
  12. "Can't Be the Same" – 2:20
  13. "Messing with the Blues" – 2:09 – James Brown
  14. "Love or a Game" – 2:17 – James Brown
  15. "You're Mine, You're Mine" – 2:31
  16. "I Walked Alone" – 2:39
  17. "That Dood It" – 2:29
  18. "Baby Cries Over the Ocean" – 2:22
  19. "Begging, Begging" – 2:52
  20. "That's When I Lost My Heart" – 2:49
  21. "Try Me" [Demo Version] (Bonus Track) – 2:29
Disc 2
  1. "Try Me" – 2:31
  2. "Tell Me What I Did Wrong" – 2:22
  3. "I Want You So Bad" – 2:45
  4. "There Must Be a Reason" – 2:26
  5. "I've Got to Change" (Mono) – 2:25
  6. "It Hurts to Tell You" (Mono) – 2:52
  7. "I've Got to Change" [Stereo Version] – 2:25
  8. "It Hurts to Tell You" [Stereo Version] – 2:51
  9. "Doodle Bee" (Instrumental) – 2:38 – James Davis
  10. "Bucket Head" – 2:47 – James Davis
  11. "It Was You" – 2:42
  12. "Got to Cry" – 2:35
  13. "Good Good Lovin'" – 2:14
  14. "Don't Let It Happen to Me" – 2:50
  15. "I'll Go Crazy" – 2:06
  16. "I Know It's True" – 2:40
  17. "Think" – 2:47
  18. "You've Got the Power" – 2:20 – James Brown and Bea Ford
  19. "This Old Heart" – 2:09
  20. "Wonder When You're Coming Home" – 2:32