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.
- Soul Power
- Brother Rapp
- Aint It Funky Now?
- Bobby Byrd - I Need Help (I can't Do It Alone)
- There Was A Time
- Sex Machine
- Papa's Got A Brand New Bag >
- I Got The Feeling
- Give It Up Or Turn It Loose
- It's A Man's Man's World
- Please Please Please
- Super Bad
- Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
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
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