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These Are The J.B.'s (Unreleased Sessions)

   Artist: These Are The J.B.'s
Label: Now-Again Records
Reissue Label: Now-Again Records
Orig. Released: Nov 2014
Catalog No.: LPNA5119
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP (1.5)

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Description
2015 re-issue with NO cardboard sleeve (regular thinner sleeve) & black backside. Same markings & barcode as the 2014 release..."Previously unreleased and unheard 1970 album by James Brown’s backing band the JB’s, led by Bootsy Collins. – on vinyl only"
Track Titles

A1. These Are The J.B.’s Pt. I And Pt. II 5:50
A2. I’ll Ze 10:43

B1. The Grunt 3:30
B2. When You Feel It Grunt If You Can 13:03


 

Liner Notes
INCLUDES A 12 PAGE BOOK OF LINER NOTES BY LEEDS AND EGON AND MANY UNPUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA. ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE IN JULY 1971 AS KING SLP 1126. PRODUCED BY JAMES BROWN. ENGINEERED BY RON LENHOFF. "THE GRUNT" RECORDED MAY 19, 1970, AT KING STUDIOS, CINCINNATI, OHIO; "I'LL ZE" AND "WHEN YOU FEEL IT GRUNT IF YOU CAN" RECORDED JUNE 30, 1970, AT STARDAY STUDIOS, NASHVILLE, TENN.; "THESE ARE THE J.B.'S" RECORDED SEPTEMBER 9, 1970, KING STUDIOS, CINCINNATI, OHIO. "WHEN YOU FEEL IT GRUNT IF YOU CAN" INCLUDES PORTIONS OF "LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOUR MIND", WRITTEN BY KOOL & THE GANG AND GENE REDD JR.; "CHICKEN STRUT", WRITTEN BY THE METERS; "POWER OF SOUL", WRITTEN BY JIMI HENDRIX. THE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED ISSUE OF THIS ALBUM INCLUDED OVERDUBBED CROWD NOISE. FOR THIS ISSUE OF THE ALBUM, THE ORIGINAL, UNDUBBED TWO-TRACK STEREO MIX WAS USED AS SOURCE. IN 1970 JAMES BROWN PERFECTLY CAPTURED A DEFINITIVE MOMENT IN MODERN MUSIC WHEN HE CALLED BOOTSY COLLINS INTO THE STUDIO TO RECORD THE TRACKS THAT WOULD BE THESE ARE THE J.B.’S, A TITLE GIVEN TO A KING RECORDS TEST-PRESS LP THAT WAS NEVER RELEASED, AND ONLY RUMORED TO EXIST. THIS ALBUM IS THE EPITOME OF FUNK MUSIC, BROWN’S INNOVATION THAT INFLUENCED EVERYTHING THAT CAME AFTER IT, FROM AFRO-BEAT TO DISCO TO HIP-HOP. AND IF THERE IS ANY FUNK ENSEMBLE AS INFLUENTIAL AS BROWN’S IN THE POST-“COLD SWEAT” MUSICAL LANDSCAPE, IT’S THE BOOTSY COLLINS/PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC CONTINGENT. THOSE TWO STREAMS, AS GRAMMY-WINNING JAMES BROWN HISTORIAN ALAN LEEDS DETAILS IN THIS ALBUM’S LINER NOTES, CONVERGED FOR THE FIRST TIME HERE, MAKING THIS A ROSETTA STONE OF FUNK’S DOMINANT IDIOMS. THIS LINK BETWEEN BROWN’S FUNK AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED FEATURES BOOTSY AND HIS YOUNG BAND RUNNING THROUGH TWELVE-MINUTE INSTRUMENTAL TAKE OF MARVA WHITNEY’S “IT’S MY THING,” REPLETE WITH BLUES CHORD CHANGES, ALONGSIDE INTERPRETATIONS OF THE METERS, KOOL AND THE GANG AND NONE OTHER THAN JIMI HENDRIX. THIS IS A YOUNG BAND’S JAMES BROWN-TURNED-ON-HIS-HEAD STYLE OF FUNK THAT THEY NAIL IN A ONE-MINUTE VAMP – AVAILABLE TO HEAR NOW ON OUR SOUNDCLOUD – THAT EMBODIES THE ESSENCE OF THE PSYCHEDELIC-FLAVORED MUSIC THAT WOULD PROPEL THEM INTO THE ORBIT OF GEORGE CLINTON’S MOTHERSHIP.
 
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