James Brown Revolution Of The Mind Live At The Apollo Volume III 1971

Revolution Of The Mind Live At The Apollo Volume III is a live album by James Brown and was recorded at the Apollo Theater in New York on July 24-26, 1971.

As the name suggests, this is the third live album at the Apollo after the 1962 and 1967 albums. You may see these referred to as 1963 and 1968 but that was the year of release and for live albums, it is the year of recording that matters most.

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James Brown Sex Machine 1969

Sex Machine is a “live album” by James Brown and the JBs.

This is a bit of a cheat according to Wikipedia although it contradicts itself.

The first album of the double vinyl album was recorded in the studio with crowd noises added to it to simulate a live performance. Most of the second album was recorded live in Atlanta Georgia but again more “live effects” were added in the studio.

However on the same Wiki page, those “studio” tracks are attributed to concerts in Cincinnati in 1969 and 1970.

By this stage James Brown had moved from soul and r&b to funk.

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James Brown Live At The Garden 1967

Live At The Garden is a live album by James Brown and The Famous Flames. It was recorded on January 14, 1967 at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and released in May 1967.

A much expanded version has been released in 2009.

Crowd noises were added in the studio.

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James Brown Pure Dynamite Live At The Royal 1963

Pure Dynamite Live At The Royal is a live album by James Brown and The Famous Flames.

It was recorded at the Royal Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland in November 1963. The album was released in 1964 to build on the success of the legendary Live At The Apollo album.

It includes one studio recorded track – Oh Baby, Don’t You Weep – which has audience sounds added to it.

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James Brown Live At The Apollo 2 1967

Live At The Apollo 2 is a live album by James Brown recorded in Harlem, New York in June 1967.

The original Live At The Apollo recorded in 1962 was a huge success. It presented James Brown as the soul singer.

By 1967, he had started experimenting with funk rhythms and this presents more of the James Brown sound that you probably expect.

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What is The Best James Brown Live Album?

James Brown released a lot of live albums but what are the best? Which James Brown live albums would you advise someone to buy?

The obvious answer is Live At The Apollo 1962 but is that really representative of the legacy that James Brown has left? I don’t think so.

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James Brown Love Peace Power 1971

Love Peace Power is a James Brown live album recorded in Paris (France) in March 1971.

This is a very different James Brown than was featured on the famous Live At The Apollo 1962. The high energy soul and r&B tunes are out and in their place is hard driving funk.

If you’re a late comer for James Brown, this is probably much more how you expect him to sound when he was in his prime (he was coming up to his 38th birthday).

James Brown Love Peace Power – Overall Rating 28/30

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James Brown Live At The Apollo 1962

The original James Brown album, Live At The Apollo is one of the most famous and often regarded as one of the best live albums ever. It was recorded in 1962 and released in 1963.

It’s very, very good but I don’t think it quite lives up to its outstanding reputation.

Let me explain why.

James Brown Live At The Apollo 1962 Overall Rating 27/30

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