James Brown – Star Time

When papa found the brand new bag called The One—the funk beat wherein the first accent hits at the start of the bar—he revolutionised African-American dance music. The next 10 years ('65-'75) were spent honing the most propulsive grooves ever laid down on tape: "Cold Sweat", "Mother Popcorn", "Sex Machine" and their kind. Prior to his golden decade, Brown and the crack unit that was the Famous Flames were an impassioned rhythm'n'gospel line-up.

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When papa found the brand new bag called The One?the funk beat wherein the first accent hits at the start of the bar?he revolutionised African-American dance music. The next 10 years (’65-’75) were spent honing the most propulsive grooves ever laid down on tape: “Cold Sweat”, “Mother Popcorn”, “Sex Machine” and their kind.

Prior to his golden decade, Brown and the crack unit that was the Famous Flames were an impassioned rhythm’n’gospel line-up. Everything from 1955’s throat-shredding “Please, Please, Please” to the specious Afrika Bambaataa collaboration “Unity” is here on Star Time. No home’s complete without it.

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