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Soul Jubilee

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James Brown 12/15/1998

Review

It should almost go without saying that The Godfather of Soul tears the roof off in this 19-track, hit-packed concert recording. James Brown is backed here by the Soul Gs--a superior group that lends horns (led by the one and only Maceo Parker), backing vocals, and impeccably tight instrumental backing. At its best, the band rivals the JBs and the Famous Flames. Brown sets out, as usual, to tear the place to pieces. The track list unfolds with one soul/R&B/funk classic after another as Brown revisits "Try Me," "Please, Please, Please," "(I Got You) I Feel Good," "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," "I Got the Feeling," "Get Up Offa That Thing," and others of unspeakably infectious groovability. The relentless pace eases with a stirring, gospel-inflected reading of "Georgia On My Mind," featuring a fabulous sax solo from Parker. There's no resting on laurels or letting the band bear the pressure here, the Godfather churns it out harder than ever, making his performance as riveting and as important as the classics he tosses out. SOUL JUBILEE proves yet again that Brown is, in fact, the hardest working man in show business.
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Turn It Loose James Brown 2:3
  3. 2 It's Too Funky in Here James Brown 5:7
  4. 3 Gonna Have a Funky Good Time James Brown 4:3
  5. 4 Try Me James Brown 1:43
  6. 5 Get on the Good Foot James Brown 3:17
  7. 6 Prisoner of Love James Brown 7:7
  8. 7 Get up Off That Thing James Brown 2:21
  9. 8 Georgia on My Mind James Brown 5:55
  10. 9 Hot Pants James Brown 3:31
  11. 10 I Got the Feeling James Brown 3:31
  12. 11 It's a Man's World James Brown 12:36
  13. 12 Super Bad James Brown 6:59
  14. 13 Cold Sweat James Brown 2:19
  15. 14 I Can't Stand It James Brown 3:16
  16. 15 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag James Brown 2:20
  17. 16 I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown 3:18
  18. 17 Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine James Brown 4:19
  19. 18 Please, Please, Please James Brown 3:51
  20. 19 Jam James Brown 5:9

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