James Brown

Funky President: The Very Best of James Brown, Vol. 2

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A 1999 release from U.K.'s Phantom Records, this does indeed emphasize JB's funkier material -- lots of "The Payback," "I Got Ants in My Pants," "Funky Drummer," "Doing It to Death," usually featuring both parts on those singles which were split in two -- and although its 15 tracks don't necessarily develop a consistent momentum, it is an entertaining if scattershot sampler.

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