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Live at the Apollo 1962
James Brown
Live at the Apollo 1962
Genres: Pop, R&B
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All Artists: James Brown
Title: Live at the Apollo 1962
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polydor / Umgd
Original Release Date: 1/1/1962
Re-Release Date: 3/23/2004
Album Type: Extra tracks, Live, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Classic R&B, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602498613702

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Comes close to capturing Brown's onstage energy
TimothyFarrell22 | Massachusetts | 06/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Let me just start out by saying this isn't the greatest live album. It is influential, and proved that people would pay money to own a live recording, which is the main reason why it's often considored the best. However, there are many subsequent live recordings that are much better than this. However, it's still pretty damn good, and is a fun listen that warrents repeated plays. James Brown's stage show was legendary for his gyrations and refusal to stand still, and you can picture what a good night was like for him with the help of this. It is certainly better than any of his studio albums. The songs themselves are performed greatly, both due to Brown's incredible soul voice and the magnificent back-up band themselves. Worth a purchase, due to it's importance in American popular music."
Intensity Of Soul...One Of The Greatest Live Albums Laid Dow
Original Mixed Up-Kid | New York United States | 12/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whenever I pass by the Apollo,my mind goes back and recalls this recording and as the liner notes make clear this CD released in 1963 is a tidal wave of raw emotion that sold millions without a hit single, JB's 1st hit album and was voted internationally by critics as one of the Top 20 albums of all time..with reason.
This CD is the meat and potatoes of JB, a representation of his live show that brought him into the spotlight on this cold night with a hot band.
All his accolades, The Hardest Working Man In Show Business, Godfather Of Soul,Soul Brother # 1 are all here on this 30 minute live CD.
The CD itself was remastered in 1990, prepared from the original,undubbed stereo master tape.
Superb Performance - Not Great Sound Quality
David B. Lowe | Atlanta, GA | 08/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is a given that this JB performance is a must-have, but the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's 1993 gold disc ( has much better sound quality even though it has sound on the left and right but none in the middle. This mainstream release tried to shift the left and right into the middle, but in doing so the sound became irritating and JB's voice lost depth. The bonus tracks sound bad and add nothing. Get the MFSL version if you can find it."