No performer and venue are as intertwined in excellence as James Brown and Harlem’s fabled Apollo Theater. There are many releases of Brown and his J.B.’s recorded live at the Apollo. But, the performance captured here, originally slated for release in 1973, was not issued after the funk-filled night of its recording in 1972. The material languished until recently when two cuts were included on 2013’s “Best of Live At The Apollo” with a digital release as part of a Live At The Apollo overview. But vinyl? This performance has never seen the vinyl issue it so deserves. In the early 70s Brown and the J.B.’s had reached, let’s call it maximum funk. The performances are impeccable and Brown’s sharing the spotlight with Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher), Bobby Byrd and of course the J.B.’s truly captures the scope of the Brown organization at the time. For the first time ever on LP, Get On Down is proud to present “Get Down At The Apollo With The J.B.’s” as a double LP set for Record Store Day 2015.
1. Danny Ray - Introduction Of The J.B.'s 2. The J.B.'s - Hot Pants Road 3. The J.B.'s - From The Back Side 4. The J.B.'s - Wine Spot 5. Fred Wesley - Introduction Of James Brown 6. James Brown - Never Can Say Goodbye 7. The J.B.'s - Pass The Peas 8. The J.B.'s - Honky Tonk 9. Introduction By James Brown 10. The J.B.'s - Gimme Some More 11. James Brown - There It Is 12. Danny Ray - Introduction Of Lyn Collins 13. Lyn Collins - Do Your Thing 14. Lyn Collins - Think (About It) 15. Lyn Collins - I'll Take You There 16. Danny Ray - Introduction Of Bobby Byrd 17. Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul 18. Bobby Byrd - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right 19. Bobby Byrd - Keep On Doin' What You're Doin'