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.
You can vote for your three favourites and if you think I’ve missed a great one from my poll, leave me a comment and I’ll add it in. Continue reading
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
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