James Brown

The Federal Singles 1958-1960

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James Brown's Federal singles from 1958-1960 have been compiled before, appearing on Hip-O Select's 2006 double-disc set The Singles: The Federal Years 1958-1960. That collection ran 41 tracks while Not Now's is truncated at 36 sides, hitting all the big suspects -- "Please, Please, Please," "Try Me," "I'll Go Crazy," "Think" -- and all the noteworthy flips. It's a good, convenient way to hear most of this music but the better way to collect it is the Hip-O set, which is well-annotated and just a shade more complete.

Track Listing - Disc 1

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Track Listing - Disc 2

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