The Singles Vol. 11: 1979-1981 closes a chapter on a successful in-depth series on one of the towering figures in popular music. Through the previous 10 volumes, Hip-oSelect.com has documented the many classic--and some not-so memorable--singles issued by Mr. Dynamite, the Amazing Mr. Please Please Please Himself, the Hardest Working Man In Show Business, the Godfather Of Soul. From "Please Please Please" to "Try Me," "I Got You (I Feel Good)" to "Cold Sweat," "The Payback" to "It's Too Funky In Here," and all of the B-sides and rare cuts in between, the series now delivers on its promise: every single issued by James Brown from 1956-1981, in a run of meticulously presented 2-CD sets. Disc 1 of Vol. 11 features 19 tracks from Brown at the end of his Polydor tenure and includes all of the 7-inch singles issued by Brown on Polydor that followed "It's Too Funky In Here," his chart return from 1979. Among them are "Let The Boogie Do The Rest," a B-side that could have been a hit, while "Regrets" is a country-flavored ballad that JB turns autobiographical. JB also released a fiery live album, Hot On The One, during this period, and stomping stage versions of "Get Up Offa That Thing" and "It's Too Funky" were issued as singles. Also included is "I Go Crazy," a cover of a previous hit that was only issued as a single in the U.K. Incredibly, with time left on his Polydor contract Brown was allowed to record an independent album for the TK label, and from that session came "Rapp Payback," a stinging performance that hit the international charts and is included here. Disc 2 of Vol. 11 features an additional nine songs: rare 12-inch singles from the man who created the extended jam, including long versions of "Get Up Offa That Thing" and "Rapp Payback." As with previous volumes, The Singles Vol. 11: 1975-1979 includes a thick booklet with liner notes from James Brown staffer Alan Leeds summarizing every track, an introductory essay and epilogue, a detailed recording timeline, rare photos, and reproductions of memorabilia.