Wednesday, 23 February 2011

SONG FOR TODAY: James Brown - 'The Payback'

I first discovered this kickass funk treasure in the late 90s after buying a CD called 'Essential Soundtracks', released by FilmFour. A great collection. 

Perhaps my favorite finding from that album was this classic from JAMES BROWN, which led to me buying the stunning album 'The Payback' soon afterwards. The 1973 double album was originally scheduled to become the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film 'Hell Up in Harlem', but was rejected by the film's producers. 

Despite Brown's legendary standing in musical history, it was Brown's only album to be certified gold.


... and a superb live version....


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