The Singles, Vol. 3: 1964-1965

The Singles, Vol. 3: 1964-1965

by James Brown

CD(Special Edition)

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The Universal Music Group's Hip-O Select imprint is an Internet mail-order division devoted to high-priced, limited-edition collections of music from the Universal vaults. Its James Brown series, starting with The Singles, Vol. 1: The Federal Years: 1956-1960 and continuing with The Singles, Vol. 2: 1960-1963, has presented Brown's recordings as they were issued in chronological order on 45-rpm records. While that has meant skipping over LP tracks, especially in the second volume, and sequencing somewhat out of order of actual recording dates, it's an approach that has given a good sense of Brown's musical progression. There are complications when it comes to The Singles, Vol. 3: 1964-1965. At the end of 1963, Brown entered into a contract dispute with his record label, King Records. He stopped recording for King and even signed a contract with another label, Smash Records (a subsidiary of Mercury Records). But King went right on putting out Brown singles by delving into its catalog of LP tracks and altering other previously released recordings without Brown's knowledge or permission. For example, Brown's Live at the Apollo album had been a big success in 1963, so King overdubbed screams and applause onto Brown's 1956 recording "Please, Please, Please" to make it sound like a live performance and re-released it as a single in January 1964; it's now the opening track here. Meanwhile, Brown was experimenting with his style, and his first recordings for Smash included forays into covers of jump blues (Louis Jordan's "Caldonia") and straight blues (Guitar Slim's "The Things That I Used to Do"). This album follows the month-by-month progression of King's output interspersed with Brown's search for direction, as the recording dates of the tracks jump back and forth. Eventually, Brown found his feet and came to an accommodation with King in time to cut such classics as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)," which appear toward the end of the second disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2007
Label: Hip-O Select
UPC: 0602517307827
catalogNumber: 000880402
Rank: 70377

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Brown   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Conductor,Vocals
St. Clair Pinckney   Tenor Saxophone
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Seldon Powell   Tenor Saxophone
Brown   Viola
Corley   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Thompson   Piano
Bobby Byrd   Organ,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Buie   Guitar
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
"Brisco" Clark   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Edwyn Conley   Bass
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Clayton Fillyau   Drums
Panama Francis   Drums,Timpani
Reginald Hall   Drums
Ernie Hayes   Organ,Piano
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Nat Jones   Conductor,Alto Saxophone
Clarence Mack   Bass
Kermit Moore   Cello
Carl Pruitt   Bass
Maretha Stewart   Background Vocals
Ron Tooley   Trumpet
Teddy Washington   Trumpet
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Mack Johnson   Trumpet
Lucas   Bass
Lewis Hamlin   Trumpet
Roscoe Patrick   Trumpet
Ray Felder   Tenor Saxophone
Edison Gore   Drums
Johnny Terry   Background Vocals
J.C. Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Wallace Richardson   Guitar
Melvin Parker   Drums
Alphonso "Country" Kellum   Guitar
Jimmy Nolen   Guitar
Bobby Bennett   Background Vocals
Sammy Lowe   Conductor
Joe Dupars   Trumpet
Bernard Odum   Bass
Levi Rasbury   Trumpet
Eldee Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Alvin "Fats" Gonder   Organ,Piano
Bill Hollings   Background Vocals
Sylvester Keels   Background Vocals
Wilmer Milton   Trombone
Nafloyd Scott   Guitar
Charles Carr   Baritone Saxophone
Nat Kendrick   Drums
Roosevelt Paul Brown   Trumpet
Eddie Freeman   Guitar
Louis Madison   Piano,Background Vocals
Johnny Grimes   Trumpet
Nashpendle Knox   Background Vocals
Robert Knight   Trumpet
Cleveland Lowe   Tenor Saxophone
Clayton Fillyua   Drums
Mac Cephas   Violin,Concert Master

Technical Credits

Guitar Slim   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
James Brown   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Buck Ram   Composer
Sonny Thompson   Producer
Bobby Byrd   Composer
Ralph Bass   Producer
Nat Jones   Arranger,Composer
Lionel Newman   Composer
Gene Redd   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Alan Leeds   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Hal Neely   Producer
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Johnny Terry   Composer
Sammy Lowe   Arranger
Keith Knox   Composer
Sylvester Keels   Composer
Eugene Stallworth   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Dorcas Cochran   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Direction
Remus Harris   Composer
Irving Melsher   Composer
Margot Woroboff   Licensing

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