1309 Try Me – James Brown (1965)

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Try Me.

This song was written by James Brown and was originally titled Try Me (I Need You). It was first recorded by James Brown And The Famous Flames in 1958. It was released as a single and reached number one on the R&B chart. James Brown And The Famous Flames re-recorded the song in 1963. James Brown recorded an instrumental version in 1965. It was released as a single with an instrumental version of Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag on the B-side. It reached number thirty-four on the R&B chart and number sixty-three on the Billboard chart. George Harrison had the single on his 1966 jukebox.

1298 Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown And The Famous Flames (1965)

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James Brown.

This song was written and recorded by James Brown in 1965. It was released as a two-part single. It reached number eight on the Billboard chart and number one on the R&B chart. It went to number twenty-five on the UK Singles chart. The song has also been recorded by The McCoys, Quincy Jones And His Orchestra, and Otis Redding among others. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

1266 I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown And The Famous Flames (1965)

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I Got You (I Feel Good) 

This song was written by James Brown in 1962. It was first recorded by Yvonne Fair as I Found You in 1962. She was backed by The James Brown Band. It was first recorded as I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown And The Famous Flames in 1965. It was released as a single with I Can’t Help It (I Just Do-Do-Do) on the B-side.  It reached number three on the Billboard chart and number one on the R&B chart. In the UK the single reached number twenty-nine on the UK Singles chart.  The single was on George Harrison’s 1966 jukebox. Billy Preston recorded the song for his 1966 album Wildest Organ In Town.

 Now Hear This : I Got You – Billy Preston (1966)

1126 Showtime – James Brown (1964)

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Showtime.

This was the eighth album by James Brown. It was recorded in 1964 and released on the Smash Records label. In the UK it was released on the Philips label. The album is a studio album with crowd noise dubbed in. The album contains twelve tracks including Caldonia, Sweet Lorraine, and Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens. Ringo Starr owned a copy of this album.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Intro
2) Caldonia
3) Don’t Cry Baby
4) Sweet Lorraine
5) Out Of The Blue
6) Somebody Changed The Lock On My Door
Side 2
1) Evil
2) Blues For My Baby
3) For You My Love
4) Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
5) The Things I Used To Do
6) You’re Npbody Till Somebody Loves You

0950 Live At The Apollo – James Brown And The Famous Flames (1963)

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Live At The Apollo.

This live album by James Brown And The Famous Flames was recorded at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York in October 1962. It was released on King Records in 1963. It contained nine tracks including live versions of Try Me and Think. It reached number two on the Billboard Albums chart. Ringo Starr owned a copy of this album.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Introduction
2) I’ll Go Crazy
3) Try Me
4) Think
5) I Don’t Mind
6) Lost Someone (Part 1)
Side 2
1) Lost Someone (Part 2)
2) Please, Please, Please/You’ve Got The Power/I Found Someone/Why Do You Do Me/I Want You So Bad/I Love You, Yes I Do/Strange Things Happen/Bewildered/Please,Please, Please
3) Night Train

0662 Good Good Lovin’ – James Brown And The Famous Flames (1959)

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Paul McCartney and James Brown.

This song was written by Albert Shubert and James Brown. It was first recorded by James Brown And The Famous Flames in 1959. It was released as a single with Don’t Let It Happen To Me on the B-side. It was later released in 1960 on the album Think! The Mearsybeats covered the song in 1965 and released it as the B-side to their single I Love You, Yes I Do.

Now Hear This : Good Good Lovin’ – The Mearsybeats (1965)

0659 I Love You, Yes I Do – James Brown And The Famous Flames (1961)

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James Brown.

This song was written by Sally Nix and Henry Glover and was first recorded by Bull Moose Jackson and His Buffalo Bearcats in 1947. Bull Moose re-recorded the song in 1961. James Brown And The Famous Flames covered the song that same year. They released it as a single with Just You And Me, Darling on the B-side. It reached number seventeen on the R&B chart. A live version was released as part of a medley on the 1963 album Live At the Apollo. The Merseybeat covered the song in 1965 and released it as a single with another James Brown song, Good, Good Lovin’,  on the B-side.

Now Hear This : I Love You, Yes I Do – The Merseybeats (1965)