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Comes close to capturing Brown's onstage energy,
This review is from: Live At The Apollo 1962 [Remastered & Expanded] (Audio CD)
Let me just start out by saying this isn't the greatest live album. It is influential, and proved that people would pay money to own a live recording, which is the main reason why it's often considored the best. However, there are many subsequent live recordings that are much better than this. However, it's still pretty damn good, and is a fun listen that warrents repeated plays. James Brown's stage show was legendary for his gyrations and refusal to stand still, and you can picture what a good night was like for him with the help of this. It is certainly better than any of his studio albums. The songs themselves are performed greatly, both due to Brown's incredible soul voice and the magnificent back-up band themselves. Worth a purchase, due to it's importance in American popular music.
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Initial post: May 18, 2013 2:58:21 PM PDT
What about The Famous Flames ? Why no mention of Them ? Brown wasn't up there singing and dancing all by himself .
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