Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Best Of: Bobby Byrd Got Soul
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL!(If you didn't- you wouldn't be in here)
TheBandit | SEA-TAC | 10/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Overlooked and underrated, Bobby Byrd was James Brown's right-hand man for many years. He features prominently on many of JB's most famous hits, singing and playing organ. This collection features tracks from the mid-sixties to the early seventies. The best of what's here features some of the most legendary musicians in James Brown's bands: Fred Wesley (trombone), Maceo Parker (sax), Fred Thomas (bass), St. Clair Pinckney (sax), Pee Wee Ellis (sax), Jabo Starks (drums), Cheese Martin (guitar), among many others. JAMES BROWN himself is featured prominently throughout, singing back-up and/or dueting with Byrd. Two STAND-OUT tracks come from a 1971 concert recorded in Paris with the original JB's group, which included BOOTSY COLLINS on bass. Seven of these songs were R&B hits, the biggest being "I Need Help," "I know You Got Soul," and "We're in Love." Four tracks were even minor hits on the pop charts. This funky CD should be regarded as more than a footnote in the discography of James Brown. While not on the same level as the Godfather himself, Bobby Byrd was a very important part of the James Brown Sound. I was at the JBs/Maceo/James Brown show at the EMP opening in Seattle earlier this year. Byrd was there, and it was a thrill to see him lead the various re-united JBs through super-charged renditions of "I know You Got Soul" and "I Need Help." If you're a JB fan, I don't see how you couldn't get into this CD in a very big way. The grooves are tight, the singing is powerful-- help give Bobby Byrd the recognition he deserves after all these years."
Say yeah yeah, say yeah
Sherance M. Brothers | Jasper, Alabama United States | 08/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"bobby byrd was good solo, james brown sidekick for many years, best known for his collaborations with james though, even though james does cameo's on this, this is not a bad cd,james could have did these songs himself well at least half of them, includes i know you got soul which was heard in a million rap songs between 1988-1992. man james whole catalog was sampled to death."
James who... Kick it out bobby!!!
M. Rinehart | Gettysburg, Pa | 09/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The classic example of standing in the shadow of JB's Giant. Great collection ofLive and classic hits I know it's pricey but give up something for a month (like eating). Don't worry obby will take care of you. Just check out his cover of Stevie Wonders "Signed Sealed Delivered" featuring Bootsy Collins on Bass."