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Make It Funky: Big Payback 1971-1975
Genres: Pop, R&B, Soundtracks
Polygram tells the JB story better than anyone yet with their series of two-CD James Brown reissues, which began with Soul Pride: The Instrumentals (1960-69), continued into the mid-1960s and onward with Foundations of Fun... more »
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Polygram tells the JB story better than anyone yet with their series of two-CD James Brown reissues, which began with Soul Pride: The Instrumentals (1960-69), continued into the mid-1960s and onward with Foundations of Funk and this set, and then ventured into the 1980s with Dead On: The Heavy Funk. This triumphant, perfectly programmed two-disc package dredges 26 neglected gems and beloved jewels from the prolific predisco years, a time when Brown's powers were in sharp form. Waist-deep in fat freaky funk, pugilistic horn arrangements, looping modal grooves, and tuff blaxploitational kitsch--primo monster funk from the source. Fans of Parliament's nonstop party jam absolutely need this to know from whence their hardcore jollies came. --John Corbett
I could give this CD 6 stars...
J. Auth | Pittsburgh, PA | 04/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"James Brown sounds so good on this album that when I hear his name, I don't immediately think of "I Feel Good" or "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"...instead, I think of this CD. It's quite simply the purest, coolest, relentlessly funky music I've ever heard. Even the long songs like "Make It Funky" (12:45) and "Papa Don't Take No Mess"(13:50) never get old. The rhythms and hooks or every track are hypnotising and uplifting at the same time. It doens't get any better than this. No James Brown fan, new or old, should be without it!"
The Doctor of Funk Prescribes this Double CD set to cure you
Larry M. Wright | Elkton, Maryland United States | 10/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those who likes James, but does not want to invest heavily to purchase the dozens and dozens of JB albums, this is the one for you. On disc 1, you have all four parts of "Make It Funky", "Get on the Good Foot", "There It Is" and possibly the greatest JB groove ever "Hot Pants, Parts 1 & 2". And if the first disc wasn't funky enough for you, you have "My Thang", "The Payback", "Coldblooded", and "Papa Don't Take No Mess" and a live hot version of "Hot Pants". I could try to take you through groove by groove, but we only have 1000 words for the review. A general overview is still the great "Star Time" CD, but for an extensive funky portion of his career, you can not go wrong with this one."
HIT ME! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
theskeptic | Jersey | 10/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you just associate the name "James Brown" with the popular single "I Feel Good", then you've got to listen to this CD to save your soul. It will open your mind! James Brown is amazing... essence of funk... unbelievable groove. If you love a mean groove, love rhythm, there's just nothing else like this."