The Singles Volume 8 by
1972-1973 [2 CD]

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2009 two CD collection, the eighth release in this ongoing series that compiles all of James Brown's classic singles (A and B-sides). During 1972-73, he was rocking the globe with 'Get On The Good Foot,', 'There It Is' and 'I Got Ants In My Pants'; cautioning youth with the anti-drug tale 'King Heroin' and helping deliver hits for his super-funky band The J.B.'s with irresistible tracks 'Pass The Peas' and 'Doing It To Death'. He also experimented: a pop duet with Lyn Collins, 'What My Baby Needs Now Is A Little More Lovin''; a remake of his hit 'Think'; a rare cover of The Beatles' 'Something' and working with bandleader Fred Wesley on the score to Black Caesar. Several rarities give the package extra collectability: an unreleased vocal version of 'Hot Pants Road'; the single version of 'Honky Tonk'; the U.K.-only release 'I Know It's True'; the rare mono promo mix of 'Ants...'; the rare single cover version of 'Watermelon Man' by Wesley that features JB on drums; and a second re-cut of 'Think.' 40 tracks total.

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Published December 21, 2009 by Hip-O Select.
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Black Grooves

Dozens died and hundreds were injured in cities throughout the United States, but according to Tom Atkins, Boston’s only black councilperson in 1968, “The city was quieter than it would have been on an ordinary Friday night.” Whether Brown actually did save Boston is up to the individual to decid...

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