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Make It Funky/The Big Payback: 1971-1975

July 23, 1996 | Format: MP3

$17.49
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
4:02
30
2
6:55
30
3
7:08
30
4
12:45
30
5
3:55
30
6
7:26
30
7
5:47
30
8
5:44
30
9
8:25
30
10
3:46
30
11
5:21
30
12
3:12
30
13
2:19
Disc 2
30
1
7:36
30
2
4:04
30
3
4:04
30
4
5:44
30
5
13:50
30
6
5:04
30
7
8:12
30
8
4:15
30
9
4:08
30
10
3:02
30
11
2:51
30
12
6:07
30
13
7:20
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 23, 1996
  • Release Date: July 23, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal Motown Records Group
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 2:33:02
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  • ASIN: B000WT5IVK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,836 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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By J. Auth on April 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
James Brown sounds so good on this album that when I hear his name, I don't immediately think of "I Feel Good" or "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"...instead, I think of this CD. It's quite simply the purest, coolest, relentlessly funky music I've ever heard. Even the long songs like "Make It Funky" (12:45) and "Papa Don't Take No Mess"(13:50) never get old. The rhythms and hooks or every track are hypnotising and uplifting at the same time. It doens't get any better than this. No James Brown fan, new or old, should be without it!
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For those who likes James, but does not want to invest heavily to purchase the dozens and dozens of JB albums, this is the one for you. On disc 1, you have all four parts of "Make It Funky", "Get on the Good Foot", "There It Is" and possibly the greatest JB groove ever "Hot Pants, Parts 1 & 2". And if the first disc wasn't funky enough for you, you have "My Thang", "The Payback", "Coldblooded", and "Papa Don't Take No Mess" and a live hot version of "Hot Pants". I could try to take you through groove by groove, but we only have 1000 words for the review. A general overview is still the great "Star Time" CD, but for an extensive funky portion of his career, you can not go wrong with this one.
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If you just associate the name "James Brown" with the popular single "I Feel Good", then you've got to listen to this CD to save your soul. It will open your mind! James Brown is amazing... essence of funk... unbelievable groove. If you love a mean groove, love rhythm, there's just nothing else like this.
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If you are going to buy one James Brown CD then this dual CD "Make it funky, the big payback" has to be it. This is JB at his finest, accompanied by a first class line up. Every track swings, as the godfather of soul cooks the funk in true James Brown style. CD 1, it's all good baby. "Hot pants" has a positively infectious groove from the onset driven by Robert Coleman's slick guitar riff and John Starks struttin' drums. The Bridge section of "Make it funky" shows how good bass can be, sure, Fred Thomas's riff is simple, but when it sounds so good why change it. Track 5, "King Heroin" is JB's stand against drugs in the form of a beautiful poetic, spoken word piece. Track 8, "get on the good foot" Gives Fred Thomas the freedom on the bass he deserves, and the track benefits from this greatly. By now if your not shaking your booty, or something, you must be dead! It's funk liberation, and were only 8 tracks in. Steve Gadd (drums) joins in the fun at track 11 and 12, both tracks are sweet gems to help finish off CD 1. After quickly inserting CD 2, you are rewarded with "The Payback" track 1, this funk is straight outa '74 and its still as fresh as a daisy. In "Stoned to the Bone" we hear the legend, Maceo Parker on Sax for the first time in the comp. It's worth the wait, and he contributes along side the usual suspects for most of this CD. James Brown is busting with energy throughout the entire set. He deserves every accolade he gets and this album demonstrates why in every word, yelp, and affirmation in all 26 tracks. The godfather turned on the funk in '71 and it still flows are pure today as it did then. Classic!
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I enjoy the music on this CD immensely. Mr. James Brown (b1928) is the most charted artist alive, with a total of 98 Top 40 hits on the R&B charts. This collection demonstrates how the "Hardest Working Man in Showbiz" refused to rest on his laurels, but instead created and nurtured a brand new style, namely Funk. The notes provide the events during the period of 1971-75. Mr Alan Leeds, a long-time associate of Mr Brown, writes, "But for the veteran fan professing to appreciate the entire career, nothing is more eye-opening than the generation which defines Brown by seventies hits like 'The Payback' and 'Funky President'. The seventies - from hippies to psychedelia to disco - kept James Brown on his toes." These Super Heavy Funk rhythms certainly do that for me. The songs follow the format of a solid groove with Mr Brown rapping. It sounds easy, but no one else has been able to match it for excitement. All of the songs get me moving. "I'm a Greedy Man" is a bit faster than the rest, and "Make it Funky, Part 4" shows Mr Brown having fun with his musicians. He also has a serious side in an anti-drug song "King Heroin" and "Down and Out in New York City". Among those influenced by Mr Brown are Mrrs George Clinton (Parliment), Bootsy Collins, and Prince. If you are interested in Block Rockin' Super Heavy Funk, this CD will be interesting to you.
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If anyone was making this music today it would be as fresh and hip as it was in the day. Timeless, classic, funk. There are single cuts on this collection worth the price of the cd. I own tons of James Brown, but did not have this until recently. If you appreciate some of the best music ever made on this planet then you must buy this cd!
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The Godfather of soul is still making it funky. Although he,s deceased but his music and memories lingers on. Everybody knows about this man. And if they love soul music they can,t miss out James Brown. I grew up with his music and alone with him. (I got you/I feel good) is one of the songs I learn how to dance and shake my butt, do all of that good stuff. This is a hot cd and has a whole lot of funk in it. it is worthy to buy. Let,s make it funky!
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