USA, 1963, soul / rhythm & blues
I love the dramatic way in which the MC introduces not only James Brown but the whole damn set list. When live albums go right, they go oh-so right. And this recording is a shining example of the live magic a master like James Brown can summon up. I feel like I’m right there, screaming along with the ladies, body swaying with the crowd. Those interludes, though… it’s like I’m in church!