USA, 1963, soul / rhythm & blues

James Brown‘Live’ at the Apollo

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!

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