Sunday, 18 August 2013

Pure Funk - The complete James Brown show in Bologna, April 1971


Over the last few years some pretty amazing black and white footage has appeared on Youtube of the James Brown performance at the Palasport in Bologna, Italy, in April 1971.

However the JB part of the show has now just turned up in complete form and it really is great stuff. It's JB in his prime. It's a stellar band. It's pure funk.

Thanks very much to hughenmatt for uploading the complete show.



Check it out below.
There is also a solo performance from Bobby Byrd.and the band features an 18 year-old Bootsy Collins on bass.
  1. Soul Power
  2. Brother Rapp
  3. Aint It Funky Now?
  4. Sunny
  5. Bobby Byrd - I Need Help (I can't Do It Alone)
  6. There Was A Time
  7. Sex Machine
  8. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag >
  9. I Got The Feeling
  10. Give It Up Or Turn It Loose
  11. It's A Man's Man's World
  12. Please Please Please
  13. Super Bad
  14. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
James Brown: vocals, organ
Bobby Byrd: MC, vocals, organ
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison: trumpet
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells: trumpet
Fred Wesley: trombone
St. Clair Pinckney: tenor saxophone
Phelps "Catfish" Collins: lead guitar
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin: rhythm guitar
William "Bootsy" Collins: bass guitar
John "Jabo" Starks: drums
Don Juan "Tiger" Martin: drums





stranger than known

James Brown's Deep Funk - No synthetic effects. No safety nets. Cold Sweat

Optimism, Positivity and SOUL POWER!

The Ike and Tina Turner Revue in Europe - February 1971

The Soul of Stax




1 comment:

  1. This show was actually March 3rd, 1971. Not April.

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