James Brown

S.O.U.L.

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This budget ten-track set is mostly drawn from James Brown's 1986 comeback album Gravity, which was produced by Dan Hartman and successfully updated Brown's modern R&B sound to the funk sound that gave Brown's later career an energetic shot in the arm. Most of the sides here are dancefloor mixes, including an R&B dance remix of “Living in America” and an extended dance mix of “Gravity,” and this compilation has the sound and feel of a very specific year and time -- but it works just fine because, well, it’s James Brown.

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