Tracklist

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# Title Rating Length
1 The Payback
3:32
2 Soul Power, Part 1
3:20
3 Think
2:50
4 Hey America
3:39
5 I Got You (I Feel Good)
4.65 2:47
6 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
3.5 2:07
7 Cold Sweat
2:52
8 It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World
2:48
9 Mother Popcorn, Part 1
4 3:17
10 Woman
3:29
11 Hot Pants
3:07
12 Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud, Part 1
2:48
13 Super Bad, Part 1
2:52
14 Gonna Have a Funky Good Time
5:09
15 My Thang
4:09
16 Bodyheat, Part 1
3:57
17 Living in America
4:42
18 Gravity
3:54
19 Funky President (People It's Bad)
3:55
20 Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
4 5:17

Credits

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recorded in:
Miami, Florida, United States (1965-05-06) (track 5)
New York, New York, United States (1966-02-16) (track 8)
trumpet:
Joe Dupars (1965-02) (track 6)
Ron Tooley (1965-02) (track 6)
Joe Dupars (1965-05-06) (track 5)
Mike Ridley (1965-05-06) (track 5)
Ron Tooley (1965-05-06) (track 5)
Dud Bascomb (Sr., jazz trumpeter) (1966-02-16) (track 8)
Waymon Reed (1966-02-16) (track 8)
Lammar Wright (1966-02-16) (track 8)
tenor trombone:
Maceo Parker (1965-02) (track 6)
drums:
Melvin Parker (1965-02) (track 6)
Melvin Parker (1965-05-06) (track 5)
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (1966-02-16) (track 8)
organ:
Nat Jones (1965-02) (track 6)
Nat Jones (1965-05-06) (track 5)
guitar:
Jimmy Nolen (1965-02) (track 6)
Alphonso "Country" Kellum (1965-05-06) (track 5)
Jimmy Nolen (1965-05-06) (track 5)
Billy Butler (jazz guitarist) (1966-02-16) (track 8)
bass:
Bernard Odum (1965-02) (track 6)
Sam Thomas (US rockabilly artist) (1965-02) (track 6)
Bernard Odum (1965-05-06) (track 5)
alto saxophone:
Nat Jones (1965-02) (track 6)
Nat Jones (1965-05-06) (track 5)
Maceo Parker (1965-05-06) (track 5)
baritone saxophone:
Maceo Parker (1965-02) (track 6)
Haywood Henry (1966-02-16) (track 8)
tenor saxophone:
Al Brisco Clark (1965-02) (track 6)
St. Clair Pinckney (1965-02) (track 6)
Eldee Williams (1965-02) (track 6)
Al "Brisco" Clark (1965-05-06) (track 5)
St. Clair Pinckney (1965-05-06) (track 5)
Eldee Williams (1965-05-06) (track 5)
trombone:
Wilmer Milton (1965-02) (track 6)
Levi Rasbury (1965-02) (track 6)
Levi Rasbury (1965-05-06) (track 5)
arranger:
Fred Wesley (track 19)
composer:
Deanna Brown (James Brown's daughter) (track 16)
Deidre Brown (was James Brown second spouse) (track 16)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (tracks 1, 5–8, 11–12, 14, 19)
Pee Wee Ellis (tracks 7, 12)
Lowman Pauling (track 3)
John Starks (track 1)
Yamma Brown (James Brown's daughter) (track 16)
Betty Jean Newsome (track 8)
Fred Wesley (tracks 1, 11)
lead vocals:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (tracks 9, 11)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (1965-02) (track 6)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (1965-05-06) (track 5)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (1966-02-16) (track 8)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (1970) (track 20)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (1974) (track 19)
lyricist:
Deanna Brown (James Brown's daughter) (track 16)
Deidre Brown (was James Brown second spouse) (track 16)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (tracks 1, 5–8, 11–12, 14, 19)
Pee Wee Ellis (tracks 7, 12)
Lowman Pauling (track 3)
John Starks (track 1)
Yamma Brown (James Brown's daughter) (track 16)
Betty Jean Newsome (track 8)
Fred Wesley (tracks 1, 11)
writer:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (tracks 9, 20)
Bobby Byrd (African-American funk/soul/gospel songwriter & producer) (track 20)
Pee Wee Ellis (track 9)
Dan Hartman (track 17)
Ron Lenhoff (track 20)
Charlie Midnight (track 17)
Nat Jones (track 4)
Addie Williams (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Universal Records Inc. (not for release label use! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1965) (track 5)
publisher:
Dynatone Publishing Co. (tracks 9, 14, 20)
Fort Knox Music Co (track 5)
Try Me Inc. (track 5)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (1965-05-06) (track 5)
compiled in:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Hey Ladies by Beastie Boys (track 19)
Hit Squad Heist by EPMD (track 11)
Tradin War Stories by 2Pac feat. Dramacydal, C-Bo & Storm (track 8)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 72) (track 6)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 78) (track 5)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 326) (track 20)
cover recording of:
Think (track 3)
I Found You (a.k.a. I Got You (I Feel Good)) (1965-05-06) (track 5)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
partial recording of:
Bodyheat (track 16)
recording of:
Cold Sweat (track 7)
Doing It to Death (a.k.a. Gonna Have a Funky Good Time) (track 14)
Hey America (track 4)
Living in America (track 17)
Say It Loud (I'm Black, I'm Proud) (Parts 1 & 2) (track 12)
The Payback (track 1)
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (1965-02) (track 6)