Live at the Apollo

Live at the Apollo

by James Brown & His Famous FlamesJames Brown & His Famous Flames

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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An astonishing record of James and the Flames tearing the roof off the sucker at the mecca of R&B theatres, New York's Apollo. When King Records owner Syd Nathan refused to fund the recording, thinking it commercial folly, Brown single-mindedly proceeded anyway, paying for it out of his own pocket. He had been out on the road night after night for a while, and he knew that the magic that was part and parcel of a James Brown show was something no record had ever caught. Hit follows hit without a pause -- "I'll Go Crazy," "Try Me," "Think," "Please Please Please," "I Don't Mind," "Night Train," and more. The affirmative screams and cries of the audience are something you've never experienced unless you've seen the Brown Revue in a Black theater. If you have, I need not say more; if you haven't, suffice to say that this should be one of the very first records you ever own.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2004
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0602498613702
catalogNumber: 000171502
Rank: 44761


  1. Opening Fanfare (Intro by Fats Gonder)
  2. I'll Go Crazy
  3. Try Me
  4. Think
  5. I Don't Mind
  6. Lost Someone
  7. Medley: Please, Please, Please/You've Got the Power/I Found Someone
  8. Night Train
  9. Think
  10. Medley: I Found Someone/Why Do You Do Me/I Want You So Bad
  11. Lost Someone
  12. I'll Go Crazy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Brown & His Famous Flames   Primary Artist
St. Clair Pinckney   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Bobby Byrd   Organ,Background Vocals
Buie   Guitar
"Brisco" Clark   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Clayton Fillyau   Drums
Lucas Fats Gonder   Organ,Master of Ceremonies
Hubert Perry   Bass
George Sims   Drums
Lloyd Stallworth   Background Vocals
Teddy Washington   Trumpet
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Lewis Hamlin   Trumpet
Roscoe Patrick   Trumpet
Bobby Bennett   Background Vocals
William "Po Devil" Burgess   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Forrest   Composer
St. Clair Pinckney   Principal
Bobby Byrd   Composer
Clayton Fillyau   Principal
Lloyd Stallworth   Composer
Harry Weinger   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Alan Leeds   Liner Notes
Lewis Hamlin   Music Direction,Principal
Hal Neely   Sleeve Notes
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Johnny Terry   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Lewis Simpkins   Composer
Tommy Nola   Engineer
Sylvester Keels   Composer
Dan Quest   Cover Art
Sol Marcus   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Oscar Washington   Composer
James H. Brown   Producer

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