James Brown

Golden Hits [Intercontinental]

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Were the live tracks that comprise GOLDEN HITS an example of Brown revisiting old glories and resting on his laurels, it would be easy to dismiss this album. But Mr. Dynamite churns it out harder than ever here, making this another riveting and important performance. Backed by a top-drawer group of musicians who lend horns, voices, and full-steam instrumental support, Brown again sets out to takes no prisoners. The track list unfolds one soul/R&B/funk classic after another as Brown revisits "Cold Sweat," "It's A Man's World," "I Feel Good," "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "I Got The Feeling," "Get Up Off Of That Thing," and other bits of overwhelmingly irresistible groovability. GOLDEN HITS leaves little doubt to Brown's rightful claim to the all-time get-down crown.

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