Badd Kitti examines the early career of James Brown and traces his musical journey from soul singer to the innovator of Funk.

Play Hour1>> Hour 1 – James Brown & the Birth of Funk
Play Hour2>> Hour 2 – James Brown & the Birth of Funk

PLAYLIST

Song Artist Album Year
Hour 1
Please, Please, Please (1) James Brown Please, Please, Please 1958
Try Me (I Need You) James Brown Try Me 1959
(Do The) Mashed Potatoes (Pt. 1) James Brown aka Nat Kendrick and The Swans single 1962
So What Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 1959
Think James Brown Think! 1960
I’ll Go Crazy James Brown Think! 1960
Prisoner Of Love (1) James Brown Prisoner of Love 1963
I Don’t Mind James Brown Live at the Apollo 1963
Grits James Brown Grits & Soul 1964
The Sidewinder Lee Morgan 1964
I Got You (I Feel Good) – 1964 James Brown Out of Sight 1964
Out Of Sight James Brown Out of Sight 1964
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag James Brown Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag 1965
I Got You (I Feel Good) – 1965 James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good) 1966
I Feel Good (Alternate Version) James Brown single 1966
I’ve Got Money (1) James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good) 1966
New Breed James Brown James Brown Plays New Breed (The Boo-ga-loo) 1966
Fat Bag James Brown James Brown Plays New Breed (The Boo-ga-loo) 1966
Its A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World James Brown It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World 1966
Hour 2
Song Artist Album Year
Ain’t That A Groove James Brown It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World 1966
Bring It Up (Hipsters Avenue) James Brown James Brown Sings Raw Soul 1967
Let Yourself Go James Brown James Brown Sings Raw Soul 1967
Cold Sweat James Brown Cold Sweat 1967
I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) , Pt. 1 James Brown I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) 1968
Mother Popcorn James Brown It’s A Mother 1969
There Was A Time-1968 James Brown Live at the Apollo, Volume II 1968
Funky Walk Dyke & The Blazers single 1966
Do Your Thing-Charles Wright Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band single 1969
Look-Ka Py Py The Meters Look-Ka Py Py 1968
I Want To Take You Higher Sly & The Family Stone Stand! 1969
I Got The Feelin’ James Brown I Got the Feelin’ 1968

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