℗ 1991 UMG Recordings; A Universal Records Release
Released 1991
Duration 1h 09m 45s
Record Label Polydor
Genre Soul
 

20 All-Time Greatest Hits!

James Brown

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1.1
I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown & The Famous Flames
2:44
1.2
Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (Pts. 1 & 2)
James Brown
5:13
1.3
I Got The Feelin' (Single Version)
James Brown; The James Brown Orchestra
2:29
1.4
Mother Popcorn (Single Version)
James Brown
3:11
1.5
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Single Version)
James Brown
2:48
1.6
Make It Funky (Pt. 1)
James Brown
3:14
1.7
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Pt. 1)
James Brown
2:06
1.8
Think (Single Version)
James Brown & The Famous Flames
2:49
1.9
It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World (Mono)
James Brown; New York Studio Orchestra; Sammy Lowe
2:46
1.10
Try Me (Single Version / Mono)
James Brown
2:30
1.11
Night Train (Single Version)
James Brown
3:30
1.12
Cold Sweat
James Brown
2:53
1.13
Get On The Good Foot (Pt. 1)
James Brown
3:37
1.14
Papa Don't Take No Mess (Pt. 1)
James Brown
4:33
1.15
The Payback
James Brown
7:36
1.16
Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud (Pt. 1)
James Brown; The James Brown Orchestra
2:47
1.17
Super Bad (Pts.1 & 2)
James Brown; The J.B.'s
5:00
1.18
Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants / Pt.1)
James Brown; The J.B.'s
3:07
1.19
Get Up Offa That Thing
James Brown
4:10
1.20
Please, Please, Please (Single Version)
James Brown & The Famous Flames
2:42

- Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of all Time - #414


"... as strong an argument as you're going to get for why James Brown was the most important American musician of the 20th century ..."

- Wondering Sound


"Five Stars ..."

- Rolling Stone

"If you don’t have any James Brown in your stash then this is an exemplary introduction to his genius. He was one of a kind and he and his music stand alone, far apart from the hordes of pretenders."

- JazzMusic Archives


This James Brown compilation was released in 1991 on a single disc as an alternative to the more expensive Star Time four-disc box set. Of the 20 hits on this album, 16 songs went to number one on Billboard's R&B charts between the late 1950s and the early 1970s. Brown came second only to Elvis in a number of charted singles in his career and was ranked number one on the list of the top 500 artists on Billboard's R&B charts since 1942.

192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Universal Records Studio Masters

Tracks 1-20 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source Tracks 6, 14 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 192 kHz / 24-bit and 96 kHz / 24-bit
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.23
-0.80 to -0.20
-15.88
-17.95 to -14.43
11
10 to 13
1
I Got You (I Feel Good)
-0.20-14.7310
2
Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (Pts. 1 & 2)
-0.20-16.8512
3
I Got The Feelin' (Single Version)
-0.20-14.5610
4
Mother Popcorn (Single Version)
-0.20-15.0410
5
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Single Version)
-0.20-15.9511
6
Make It Funky (Pt. 1)
-0.20-16.7312
7
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Pt. 1)
-0.20-14.6310
8
Think (Single Version)
-0.20-14.9611
9
It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World (Mono)
-0.20-15.3010
10
Try Me (Single Version / Mono)
-0.20-15.6611
11
Night Train (Single Version)
-0.80-15.6610
12
Cold Sweat
-0.20-14.4310
13
Get On The Good Foot (Pt. 1)
-0.20-17.8713
14
Papa Don't Take No Mess (Pt. 1)
-0.20-17.7813
15
The Payback
-0.20-17.5512
16
Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud (Pt. 1)
-0.20-15.8611
17
Super Bad (Pts.1 & 2)
-0.20-14.8110
18
Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants / Pt.1)
-0.20-16.1312
19
Get Up Offa That Thing
-0.20-17.9513
20
Please, Please, Please (Single Version)
-0.20-15.2010

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