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Live at the Apollo Vol. 1

   Artist: James Brown
Label: Polydor
Orig. Released:
Catalog No.: LPPOLY826
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

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"... ranked number 24 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, Live at the Apollo was recorded on the night of October 24, 1962 at Brown's own expense. Although not credited on the album cover or label, Brown's vocal group, The Famous Flames (Bobby Byrd, Bobby Bennett, and Lloyd Stallworth), played an important co- starring role in Live at the Apollo, and are included with Brown by M.C. Fats Gonder in the album's intro. Brown's record label, King Records, originally opposed releasing the album, believing that a live album featuring no new songs would not be profitable. The label finally relented under pressure from Brown and his manager Bud Hobgood. (It was disagreements such as this that moved Brown to begin recording for Smash Records the following year in violation of his contract with King.) To King's surprise, Live at the Apollo was an amazingly rapid seller. It spent 66 weeks on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, peaking at #2.

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Track Titles
I'll Go Crazy
Try Me
Think
I Don't Mind
Lost Someone
Please, Please, Please
You've Got The Power
I Found Someone
Why Do You Do Me
I Want You So Bad
I Love You Yes I Do
Why Does Everything Happen To Me
Bewildered
Please Don't Go
Night Train


 

Liner Notes
THE HOUSE RECORD AT THE WORLD FAMOUS APOLLO THEATER ON HARLEM'S SWINGIN' 125TH STREET IS HELD BY THE MAN WHO IS CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE MOST POTENT AND DYNAMIC TALENT IN THE SHOW BUSINESS TODAY "MR. DYNAMITE HIMSELF" JAMES BROWN. VOTED AS THE NO. 1 RHYTHM AND BLUES SINGER IN A NATIONAL POLL OF DISC JOCKEYS, AND FAST BECOMING THE BRIGHTEST STAR ON THE RECORD SCENE, JAMES BROWN HAS FOLLOWED HIT UPON HIT. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO SEE HIM PERFORM IN PERSON, I'M SURE IT WAS A THRILL AND I'M SURE YOU AGREE THAT HE IS ALL TALENT . . . ALL SHOWMAN . . . ALL ENTERTAINMENT. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM WORK, THIS ALBUM WILL BE A NEW, AND EXCITING EXPERIENCE. THIS ALBUM IS THE ACTUAL RECORDING OF THE MIDNIGHT SHOW AND INCLUDES THE ACTUAL 40 MINUTES OF JAMES BROWN ON STAGE. HE DOES ALL THE SONGS WHICH MADE HIM FAMOUS. FOR THOSE OF US WHO WERE THERE, 125TH STREET . . . AND THE WHOLE OF HARLEM . . . WAS JUMPING AND ROCKING THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 24, 1962. THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING ALBUMS EVER RECORDED AT A LIVE PERFORMANCE AND THE PRODUCERS AND ENGINEERS HAVE COMPLETELY CAPTURED THE JAMES BROWN PERSONALITY, THE JAMES BROWN SOUND, THE JAMES BROWN FEEL. THIS IS THE JAMES BROWN SHOW, THE SHOW WHICH IS BREAKING RECORDS EVERYWHERE IT PLAYS, THIS IS A FULL PACKAGE OF PURE DELIGHT. THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS OF RECORDING A LIVE PERFORMANCE IN A PACKED HOUSE WERE ALMOST INSURMOUNTABLE BUT THE EFFORT AND TIME WAS JUSTIFIED BY THE RESULT. WE WISH TO THANK THE OWNERS AND STAGE CREW AT THE APOLLO FOR THEIR HELP AND COOPERATION. A SPECIAL MENTION OF MERIT TO OUR ENGINEER, MR. TOM NOLA OF NOLA RECORDING STUDIOS IN NEW YORK. HAL NEELY
Musicians
PRODUCED BY: JAMES BROWN LOCATION ENGINEER: TOM NOLA EDITED BY: GENE REDD MASTERED BY: CHUCK SEITZ ORIGINAL ART AND COVER: DAN QUEST RECORDED IN STEREO SOUND, USING AMPEX 350-2 TAPE MACHINES WITH EIGHT MIKES. USE RIAA REPRODUCING STANDARDS FOR BEST RESULTS.
 
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