Tuesday, 9 February 2016

James Brown [1974.09.30] The Godfather Goes To Africa




James Brown 
'The Godfather Goes To Africa'
(2003 Big Fro Discs : BF-023)
Mai 20 Stadium, Kinshasha, Zaire, Africa
Monday September 30th, 1974



http://www.discogs.com/James-Brown-The-Godfather-Goes-To-Africa/release/4516127

Excellent Soundboard Recording
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Full Artwork Included)
01. Intro
02. The Payback
03. Soul Power
04. The Boss
05. Make It Easy
06. Doin' It To Death
07. Bewildered
08. Sex Machine
09. Interlude
10. The James Brown Theme Part 1
11. The James Brown Theme Part 2
12. Caught With A Bag / Gimme Some More
13. Get On The Good Foot Part 1
14. Get On The Good Foot Part 2
15. It's a Man's World Jam Part 1
16. It's a Man's World Jam Part 2
17. Money
18. Finale

This is the recording of Brown’s 1974 concert that was part of the build up to the “Rumble in the Jungle”, the famed boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. This is, to my knowledge, the only post-Payback, pre-decline live album of Brown, and therefore it is absolutely essential. The sound quality is great-to-good throughout, and although sometimes the crowd cheering drowns out the band a little (especially, annoyingly enough, during “The Payback” and its reprise) all the musicians are loud and clear, and the only complaint is that maybe the horns are occasionally too screechy-sounding, but it is not a major problem. A bigger problem is that some of the tracks are edited together rather poorly, with “Get on the Good Foot” being split into two parts and some songs getting  cut off before the band has finished playing. Although these edits don’t have too much of a negative effect on the album, they do ensure that the flow gets broken a few times throughout. -Original

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