Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

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Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Post by Hymie » Tue May 21, 2019 1:26 am

Okay, time for a new project. This time it's JAMES BROWN!

Submit to me at least 10 and up to 50 of your favorite James Brown songs ranked in order. I'll tally up the numbers and present a countdown of the results. Ballots will be scored like this:

1. 75 points
2. 71
3. 68
4. 65
5. 62
6. 60
7. 58
8. 56
9. 54
10. 52
11. 50
12. 49
13. 48
14. 47
15. 46
16. 45
17. 44
18. 43
19. 42
20. 41
21. 40
22. 39
23. 38
24. 37
25. 36
26. 35
27. 34
28. 33
29. 32
30. 31
31. 30
32. 29
33. 28
34. 27
35. 26
36. 25
37. 24
38. 23
39. 22
40. 21
41. 20
42. 19
43. 18
44. 17
45. 16
46. 15
47. 14
48. 13
49. 12
50. 11

Ballots must contain at least 10 songs and must be ranked, or they will not be counted. Please post your ballot in this thread.
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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Hymie » Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 am

MY BALLOT

1. Doing It To Death
2. Out of Sight
3. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
4. Baby, You're Right
5. Please, Please, Please
6. Ain't That A Groove
7. Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine
8. Chonnie-On-Chon
9. No, No., No., No, No
10. I'll Go Crazy
11. I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On
12. Night Train
13. Tell Me What I Did Wrong
14. Cold Sweat
15. Come Over Here
16. Bring It Up
17. I Got You (I Feel Good)
18. That Dood It
19. Caldonia
20. Good Good Lovin'
21. Maybe The Last Time
22. Bewildered
23. Call Me Super Bad
24. Let's Make It
25. I Know It's True
26. Get On The Good Foot
27. I Got The Feelin'
28. Oh Baby Don't You Weep
29. Baby Cries Over The Ocean
30. I've Got To Change
31. Mashed Potatoes U.S.A.
32. This Old Heart
33. I Won't Plead No More
34. Just Won't Do Right
35. You Don't Have To Go
36. I Don't Mind
37. Talking Loud And Saying Nothing
38. Lost Someone
39. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)
40. You've Got The Power
41. I'll Never, Never Let You Go
42. America Is My Home
43. Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
44. There Was A Time
45. There Must Be A Reason
46. Why Do You Do Me
47. Hold My Baby's Hand
48. Try Me
49. Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn
50. I'm A Greedy Man

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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by andyd1010 » Tue May 21, 2019 2:27 am

Sorry to go bare-minimum. Haven't really taken a deep dive into James Brown yet beyond what's on AM. I'll check out the ones that do well here that I don't know.

1 | Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
2 | I Got You (I Feel Good)
3 | Night Train
4 | Lost Someone
5 | Try Me
6 | Please, Please, Please
7 | Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
8 | Cold Sweat
9 | Out of Sight
10 | Bewildered

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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Hymie » Tue May 21, 2019 4:57 am

OK Andy.

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Post by Henrik » Tue May 21, 2019 6:20 am

What other songs than ”Doing It To Death” would you recommend that were not released under James’ own name, but are still eligible for this game?
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Post by The_Claw » Tue May 21, 2019 10:55 am

What is the deadline?

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Post by Hymie » Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 pm

Henrik wrote:What other songs than ”Doing It To Death” would you recommend that were not released under James’ own name, but are still eligible for this game?
"DITD" is on MANY James Brown albums including the STARTIME box set.

One voter not from here listed "Think (About It)" by Lynn Collins on his ballot.

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Post by Hymie » Tue May 21, 2019 1:34 pm

The_Claw wrote:What is the deadline?
Haven't set one yet, but the voting won't end until at least June 1.

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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Henrik » Tue May 21, 2019 2:36 pm

Hymie wrote:
Henrik wrote:What other songs than ”Doing It To Death” would you recommend that were not released under James’ own name, but are still eligible for this game?
"DITD" is on MANY James Brown albums including the STARTIME box set.

One voter not from here listed "Think (About It)" by Lynn Collins on his ballot.
Rules needed! :wink: If "Think (About It)" is eligible, then will be very near the top of my list. But should it really be considered a James Brown song?

Edit: I didn’t question DITD though. I was merely asking for more recommendations under different names (with Brown on lead vocals I suppose).
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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Hymie » Tue May 21, 2019 6:42 pm

Henrik wrote:
Hymie wrote:
Henrik wrote:What other songs than ”Doing It To Death” would you recommend that were not released under James’ own name, but are still eligible for this game?
"DITD" is on MANY James Brown albums including the STARTIME box set.

One voter not from here listed "Think (About It)" by Lynn Collins on his ballot.
Rules needed! :wink: If "Think (About It)" is eligible, then will be very near the top of my list. But should it really be considered a James Brown song?

Edit: I didn’t question DITD though. I was merely asking for more recommendations under different names (with Brown on lead vocals I suppose).
I would not consider the Lyn Collins record as a James Brown song, but one voter already did. If it gets enough points it will make the list I guess. He is on the record.

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed May 22, 2019 8:13 pm

1. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
2. I Got You (I Feel Good)
3. Living in America
4. I Don't Mind
5. There Was a Time
6. I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open up the Door I'll Get It Myself)
7. I'll Go Crazy
8. Night Train
9. Mother Popcorn
10. The Payback

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Post by jamieW » Thu May 23, 2019 12:29 am

1. I Got You (I Feel Good)
2. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
3. Say It Loud-I'm Black and I'm Proud
4. King Heroin
5. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
6. The Payback
7. Try Me
8. Public Enemy #1
9. Lost Someone
10. I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open the Door I'll Get It Myself)
11. I Don’t Mind
12. I Don’t Care
13. Wonder When You're Coming Home
14. Night Train
15. It's a Man's Man's Man's World
16. Doing It to Death
17. Ain’t It Funky Now
18. I’ll Go Crazy
19. Think
20. Super Bad
21. Brother Rapp
22. Bewildered
23. The Bells
24. Prisoner of Love
25. Cold Sweat
26. Get Up Offa That Thing
27. Hot Pants
28. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
29. Escape-ism
30. Lowdown Popcorn

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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Hymie » Thu May 23, 2019 2:31 am

Phoenix and Jamie are both in.

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Post by bootsy » Thu May 23, 2019 2:32 am

What is the deadline for this? Didn't see one unless I missed it somewhere.

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Post by Hymie » Thu May 23, 2019 4:31 am

bootsy wrote:What is the deadline for this? Didn't see one unless I missed it somewhere.
June 1 at midnight ET

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Post by bootsy » Thu May 23, 2019 4:45 am

Hymie wrote:
bootsy wrote:What is the deadline for this? Didn't see one unless I missed it somewhere.
June 1 at midnight ET
Thanks.

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Post by CupOfDreams » Thu May 23, 2019 4:55 am

James Brown Songs

1) It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World
2) Please, Please, Please
3) Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
4) King Heroin
5) I Got You (I Feel Good)
6) Get Up (I Feel Like A) Sex Machine
7) The Payback
8) Goodbye My Love
9) Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing
10) Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
11) Messing With The Blues
12) Make It Funky
13) I Don't Mind
14) Get Up Offa That Thang
15) Think
16) Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud

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Post by bonnielaurel » Thu May 23, 2019 9:01 am

  1. It's a Man's Man's Man's World (1966)
  2. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine) (1970)
  3. I Got You (I Feel Good)
  4. Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (1968)
  5. I Guess I'll Have to Cry Cry Cry (1969)
  6. Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto (1968)
  7. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (1965)
  8. Living in America (1985)
  9. The Payback (1973)
  10. Hot Pants (1971)
  11. Cold Sweat (1967)
  12. Please Please Please (1956)
  13. I'll Go Crazy (1960)
  14. Prisoner of Love (1963)
  15. It's a New Day (1970)
  16. Hell (1974)
  17. Funky Drummer (1970)
  18. Think (1960)
  19. Try Me (1958)
  20. I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) (1968)
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Re: Best James Brown Songs

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Cup and Bonnie are in, thanks!

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Post by sonofsamiam » Fri May 24, 2019 7:21 pm

1 | Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud
2 | The Payback
3 | There Was a Time
4 | Get Up, I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine
5 | I Got the Feelin’
6 | Cold Sweat
7 | Lost Someone
8 | Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
9 | Talking Loud and Saying Nothing
10 | Doing It to Death
11 | Coldblooded
12 | It’s a Man Man’s Man’s World
13 | Please, Please, Please
14 | Papa Don’t Take No Mess
15 | Give It Up or Turnit a Loose
16 | Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me)
17 | Ain't That a Groove
18 | Funky Drummer
19 | Escape-ism
20 | Super Bad
21 | Mind Power
22 | Brother Rapp
23 | It's a New Day
24 | Hell
25 | Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
26 | Night Train
27 | Get on the Good Foot
28 | Hot Pants
29 | Think
30 | Out of Sight
31 | Make It Funky
32 | Bring It Up

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Post by bootsy » Tue May 28, 2019 5:39 am

1. The Payback
2. Doing It To Death
3. Get On The Good Foot
4. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Remix)
5. Funky Drummer
6. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
7. I Got The Feelin'
8. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
9. I Got You (I Feel Good)
10. Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud)
11. It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World
12. Please Please Please
13. Papa Don't Take No Mess
14. Soul Power
15. Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing (Remix)
16. I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself)
17. Funky President (People It's Bad)
18. Super Bad
19. Get Up Offa That Thing
20. Get Up, Get Into It And Get Involved
21. Make It Funky
22. Night Train
23. I Got To Move
24. It's A New Day
25. King Heroin
26. Cold Sweat
27. Bring It Up (Hipsters Avenue)
28. Mother Popcorn
29. Living In America
30. Think
31. Hot Pants
32. Out Of Sight
33. I Got Ants In My Pants
34. I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
35. Maybe The Last Time
36. Mashed Potatoes, (Do The)
37. Let Yourself Go
38. Why Do You Do Me
39. Baby, You're Right
40. Get It Together
41. Prisoner Of Love
42. Good Good Lovin'
43. Maybe The Last Time
44. I've Got Money
45. Ain't That A Groove
46. Grits
47. Don't Be A Dropout
48. Money Won't Change You
49. Licking Stick - Licking Stick
50. Stoned To The Bone

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Post by Hymie » Tue May 28, 2019 3:38 pm

Bootsy, a very impressive list although you had "Maybe The Last Time" twice. I eliminated the second one and moved everything up one slot. You can give me a new #50 if you want.

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1. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
2. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
3. The Payback
4. I Got You (I Feel Good)
5. Mother Popcorn
6. Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
7. Funky Drummer
8. Living in America
9. Cold Sweat
10. Out of Sight
11. Get on the Good Foot
12. Give It Up or Turnit A Loose
13. Doing It to Death
14. Get Up Offa That Thing
15. Ain't That a Groove
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1. Papas Got A Brand New Bag
2. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
3. I Got You (I Feel Good)
4. Please Please Please
5. It's a Man's Man's Man's World
6. Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud
7. Cold Sweat
8. The Payback
9. Try Me
10. Funky Drummer Parts I and II
11. I Got The Feeling
12. Prisoner of Love
13. Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)
14. Living in America
15. Funky Drummer
16. Lost Someone
17. Night Train
18. Super Bad
19. Out of Sight
20. The Boss
21. Papa Don't Take No Mess
22. Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)
23. Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother For Me) (Part I)
24. Think
25. King Heroin
26. Get Up Offa That Thing
27. Soul Power
28. Bodyheat
29. Talkin' Loud and Saying Nothin'
30. I Got the Feelin'

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Post by bootsy » Tue May 28, 2019 7:21 pm

Hymie wrote:Bootsy, a very impressive list although you had "Maybe The Last Time" twice. I eliminated the second one and moved everything up one slot. You can give me a new #50 if you want.
Oops. Make my number 50 'Try Me'. Thanks

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bootsy wrote:
Hymie wrote:Bootsy, a very impressive list although you had "Maybe The Last Time" twice. I eliminated the second one and moved everything up one slot. You can give me a new #50 if you want.
Oops. Make my number 50 'Try Me'. Thanks
You've got "Try Me" at #9.

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Hymie wrote:
bootsy wrote:
Hymie wrote:Bootsy, a very impressive list although you had "Maybe The Last Time" twice. I eliminated the second one and moved everything up one slot. You can give me a new #50 if you want.
Oops. Make my number 50 'Try Me'. Thanks
You've got "Try Me" at #9.
I don't but Bruno does.

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Post by fasbjd » Wed May 29, 2019 12:10 am

1) I Got the Feelin’
2) Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
3) Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
4) I Got You (I Feel Good)
5) Think
6) Talkin’ Loud & Sayin’ Nothing
7) Out Of Sight
8) It's a Man's Man's Man's World
9) Cold Sweat
10) Super Bad
11) Get Up Offa That Thing (Release The Pressure)
12) Soul Power
13) Money Won’t Change You
14) I’ll Go Crazy
15) I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
16) Give It Up or Turnit A Loose
17) Stoned To The Bone
18) Get It Together
19) Get On The Good Foot
20) I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I’ll Get It Myself)
21) Hot Pants
22) Papa Don’t Take No Mess
23) Let Yourself Go
24) Mother Popcorn
25) My Thang

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Post by Hymie » Wed May 29, 2019 3:18 am

bootsy wrote:
Hymie wrote:
bootsy wrote: Oops. Make my number 50 'Try Me'. Thanks
You've got "Try Me" at #9.
I don't but Bruno does.
My bad. Did not realize other ballots had come in.

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Post by Hymie » Wed May 29, 2019 3:33 am

Stevie, Bruno and fas are in!

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1. James Brown | Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine | 1970
2. James Brown and The Famous Flames | I Got You (I Feel Good) | 1964 (although my vote goes to the 1965 version)
3. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Cold Sweat | 1967
4. James Brown | The Payback | 1973
5. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Try Me (I Need You) | 1958
6. James Brown | Say It Loud - I'm Black but I'm Proud | 1968
7. James Brown and The Famous Flames | It's a Man's Man's Man's World | 1966
8. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Lost Someone | 1961 (but the high position on my list is mainly based on my appreciation for the 1963 live version)
9. James Brown | Super Bad | 1970
10. James Brown with The Famous Flames | Please, Please, Please | 1956
11. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Papa's Got a Brand New Bag | 1965
12. James Brown | Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants) | 1971
13. James Brown | King Heroin | 1972
14. James Brown | Get Up Offa That Thing | 1976
15. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s | Doing It to Death | 1973
16. James Brown and The Famous Flames | I Got the Feelin' | 1968
17. James Brown | Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me) | 1969
18. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Think | 1960
19. James Brown | Give It Up or Turnit a Loose | 1969
20. James Brown and The Famous Flames | There Was a Time | 1967
21. James Brown | Funky Drummer | 1970
22. James Brown and The Famous Flames | I'll Go Crazy | 1960
23. James Brown | My Thang | 1974
24. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Night Train | 1962
25. James Brown | Get on the Good Foot | 1972
26. James Brown | It's Too Funky in Here | 1979
27. James Brown | Public Enemy # 1 | 1972
28. James Brown | Papa Don't Take No Mess | 1974
29. James Brown | Soul Power | 1971
30. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Good Good Lovin' | 1959
31. James Brown | It's a New Day | 1970
32. Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown | Unity Part 1 (The Third Coming) | 1984
33. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Bewildered | 1960
34. James Brown | Talkin' Loud and Saying Nothin' | 1970
35. James Brown and The Famous Flames | I Don't Mind | 1961
36. James Brown and His Orchestra | Out of Sight | 1964
37. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Bring It Up | 1967
38. James Brown | I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself) | 1969
39. Nat Kendrick and the Swans | (Do the) Mashed Potatoes | 1960
40. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Tell Me What I Did Wrong | 1958
41. James Brown | Get Up, Get into It, Get Involved | 1970
42. James Brown and The Famous Flames | I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) | 1967
43. James Brown and The Famous Flames | Ain't That a Groove | 1966
44. James Brown | Funky President (People It's Bad) | 1974
45. James Brown | Make It Funky | 1971
46. James Brown | Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses?) | 1980
47. James Brown and The Famous Flames | I Know It's True | 1960
48. James Brown | Grits | 1965
49. James Brown and His Famous Flames | I've Got Money | 1962
50. James Brown with The Famous Flames | Why Do You Do Me | 1956

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Post by Hymie » Wed May 29, 2019 5:45 pm

Honorio, very impressive list. Love seeing #40 on there.

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Post by Hymie » Wed May 29, 2019 5:45 pm

Just a reminder, the deadline is Saturday night at midnight ET.

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Post by Henrik » Fri May 31, 2019 7:04 am

1. I Got You (I Feel Good)
2. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
3. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
4. The Payback
5. Mother Popcorn
6. Blues & Pants
7. King Heroin
8. It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World
9. Out of Sight
10. Doing It to Death
11. Lost Someone
12. Cold Sweat
13. Super Bad
14. Soul Power
15. It's Too Funky in Here
16. Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
17. Give It Up Or Turnit a Loose
18. Make It Funky
19. Get Up, Get Into It and Get Involved
20. Get On the Good Foot
21. There Was a Time
22. Down and Out in New York City
23. I Got the Feelin'
24. Public Enemy #1
25. My Thang
26. The Boss
27. I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself)
28. Shoot Your Shot
29. Please Please Please
30. Living in America
31. Get Up Offa That Thing
32. Funky Drummer
33. I Got Ants in My Pants
34. Hot (I Need to Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)
35. I Got a Bag of My Own
36. Let Yourself Go
37. I'll Go Crazy
38. Money Won't Change You
39. Papa Don't Take No Mess
40. I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)
41. Hell
42. Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing
43. It's a New Day
44. Coldblooded
45. Night Train
46. I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
47. Stoned to the Bone
48. There It Is
49. Licking Stick - Licking Stick
50. People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul
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Post by Hymie » Fri May 31, 2019 11:56 am

Henrik is in!

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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by antonius » Fri May 31, 2019 1:01 pm

I got a little bit carried away...

1. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
2. Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud
3. It's A New Day
4. It's A Man's Man's Man's World
5. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
6. Cold Sweat
7. Funky President (People It's bad)
8. The Payback
9. Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)
10. Bring It On...Bring It On
11. Talking Loud and Saying Nothing
12. Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)
13. Soul Power
14. Think (1972 version)
15. Get Up Offa That Thing
16. Don't Tell It
17. Hey America
18. It's Too Funky in Here
19. King Heroin
20. Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother For Me)
21. I Can't stand myself (when you touch me)
22. There it is
23. Give It Up or Turnit a Loose
24. I Got You (I Feel Good)
25. Out of Sight
26. Lost Someone
27. Get on the Good Foot
28. I Got Ants in My Pants (And I Need to Dance)
29. People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul
30. The Boss
31. Papa Don't Take No Mess
32. Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn
33. I Got the Feeling
34. Night Train
35. Ain't it funky now
36. My Thang
37. Try Me
38. Funky Drummer
39. Doing It To Death
40. I don't want nobody to give me nothing
41. Bewildered
42. Please Please Please
43. I'll Go Crazy
44. Baby, You're Right
45. I Don't Mind
46. Stoned to the bone
47. Licking Stick
48. In the Middle
49. Coldblooded
50. Make it Funky
51. Down and out in New York City
52. Blues & Pants
53. Lowdown Popcorn
54. Turn on the heat and build some fire
55. Dead On It (Part 1)
56. There was a time (I Got To Move) (Funk Power version)
57. Get Up, Get into it, get involved
58. Bodyheat
59. I'm Satisfied
60. Brother Rapp
61. Super Bad
62. That's Life
63. Sunny
64. I Love You, Yes I Do
65. The Chicken
66. Goodbye My Love
67. Escape-ism
68. Hot (I Need to be Loved)
69. Ain't That A Groove
70. Public Enemy #1
71. Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto
72. Gonna Have A Funky Good Time
73. Kansas City
74. Your Cheatin' Heart
75. I Don’t Care
76. The Bells
77. Soulful Christmas
78. Bring It Up
79. I've Got Money
80. Good Good Lovin'
81. Blind Man Can See It
82. Take Some - Leave Some
83. After You Done It
84. Why Am I Treat So Bad
85. Let The Funk Flow
86. Slaughter Theme
87. How Do You Stop?
88. Things Got to get better (with Marva Whitney & Lynn Collins)
89. Mind Power
90. Hell
91. Prisoner of Love
92. The Popcorn
93. Is it yes or is it no?
94. Can I Get Some Help?
95. Funky side of town
96. Get It Together
97. Since you been gone
98. Grits
99. The Spank
100. Make it good to yourself

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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Henrik » Fri May 31, 2019 1:16 pm

How many listened to Blues & Pants before making their lists? ;)
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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Hymie » Fri May 31, 2019 1:52 pm

Henrik wrote:How many listened to Blues & Pants before making their lists? ;)
It's on your list and two others, one of which is my girlfriend Diane.
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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Hymie » Fri May 31, 2019 1:54 pm

As I expected, my older friends (65+) voted mainly for 50s and early 60s things with some early funk stuff from the 60s. The younger folks from this forum voted mainly for mid-60s and up with lots of 70s funk stuff. The results will be interesting as both groups meet.

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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by antonius » Fri May 31, 2019 3:17 pm

Henrik wrote:How many listened to Blues & Pants before making their lists? ;)
I knew it since "Barbie Dreams", not before.

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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Hymie » Fri May 31, 2019 4:34 pm

antonius wrote:I got a little bit carried away...
Your top 50 is in!

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Re: Best James Brown Songs

Post by Honorio » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:33 am

Hymie wrote:Honorio, very impressive list. Love seeing #40 on there.
Thank you very much, Hymie. And yes, I like that song! I already knew it from the "Star Time" box set and I voted a 7 ("very good") on the Biggest Fan game.
Hymie wrote:As I expected, my older friends (65+) voted mainly for 50s and early 60s things with some early funk stuff from the 60s. The younger folks from this forum voted mainly for mid-60s and up with lots of 70s funk stuff. The results will be interesting as both groups meet.
Of course, this is going to be interesting! I expect an splendid roll out!

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Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Post by Hymie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:20 am

Okay, the votes are in and the results have been tabulated. There were 124 James Brown songs that got at least 2 mentions on the 32 ballots that were submitted. I was hoping to get at least 40 ballots, but we still have a fine list of songs to present. We're gonna start with the song that came it at # 101:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTVb3eUPljM

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Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Post by Hymie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:57 pm

Song #101 is "Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn" from 1969. The song was split into two parts which were released consecutively as singles. Both of the singles charted, with Part One rising to #2 R&B and #21 Pop and Part Two reaching #6 R&B and #40 Pop. The full recording of the song was included on the 1970 album It's a New Day - Let a Man Come In. This one was listed on 3 ballots and had 79 points in the voting:

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Next up we break into the top 100 with song #100. This one is from 1962:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Ud4-RtXeo

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Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Post by Hymie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:08 pm

Song #100 is "I Don't Care" from 1962. Some of you that care about lyrics may recognize that the opening line (I Don't Care About Your Past) is also used in "Cold Sweat." It was issued as a single and on the album below, also in 1962. It was named on 3 ballots and accumulated a total of 79 points.

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Up next is song #99 on the countdown. From 1974:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMLTuaCSn5w

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Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Post by Hymie » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:28 am

Song #99 is "Coldblooded." "Coldblooded" is a song written and recorded by James Brown. It was released in 1974 as the B-side of "Funky President (People It's Bad)" and charted #99 Pop. It also appeared on the album Hell. Writing in Rolling Stone, Robert Palmer praised the song as a "sure-fire disco [smash], the kind of no-nonsense party music one expects from Soul Brother Number One."

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James Brown - vocals
Isaiah "Ike" Oakley - trumpet
Fred Wesley - trombone
Maceo Parker - alto sax
Jimmy Parker - alto sax
St. Clair Pinckney - tenor sax
Jimmy Nolen - guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin - guitar
Fred Thomas - bass
John "Jabo" Starks - drums
Johnny Griggs - congas
Bob Both - percussion

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Up next at #98 is the first song from the 1950s to appear on the countdown:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K29CEoAkMNE

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Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Post by Hymie » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:53 am

Song #98 is "Got To Cry" from 1959. The single was JB's last release of the 1950s. The song was included on the "Try Me" album that same year.

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Song #97 is also from 1959 and also from the "Try Me" album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUzpBxYBjsI

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Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Post by Hymie » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:47 pm

Song #97 is "It Hurts To Tell You" from 1959. It was the flip side of "I've Got To Change" on the 45. It was listed on 5 ballots and totaled 82 points in the voting.

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Song # 96 is next. The song's title was later used by Stevie Wonder on one of his biggest hits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T5qR36Krvo

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Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Post by Hymie » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:19 pm

Song #96 is "Signed Sealed and Delivered" from 1963. It was a single and was also included on the "Prisoner of Love" album. Believe it or not this was originally a country song written and done by Cowboy Copas in 1947, reaching #2 on the country charts in 1948. King Records often had R&B artists do versions of songs from their country artists, and vice versa.


Up next at song #95 is some hard core funk from 1973:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW3-SSGMyOo

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