James Brown

The Roots of a Revolution

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A double-CD retrospective of 1956-1964 recordings that charts Brown's progress from doo wop and Little Richard-influenced R&B to the verge of his groundbreaking mid-'60s funk. It doesn't include his biggest hits of the era (which are found on Star Time), but these are by and large equally exciting. Many fine overlooked R&B hits and B-sides are included like "Shout and Shimmy," "I've Got Money," the gospel-influenced "Oh Baby Don't You Weep," and "Maybe the Last Time," which inspired the Rolling Stones' "The Last Time."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:31 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:11 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:11 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:09 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:39 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:23 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:09 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:08 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:51 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:37 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:15 SpotifyAmazon
17
0:27 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
19
0:54 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:42
21 3:01 SpotifyAmazon
22 3:13 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:41 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:23 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:47 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:10 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:08 SpotifyAmazon
7 1:54 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:26 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:16 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:26 Spotify
12 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:30 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:29 SpotifyAmazon
16
0:23 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:24 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:38 Spotify
19 6:30 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:27 SpotifyAmazon
21 2:56 SpotifyAmazon
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