James Brown 1963

James Brown: Has a Brand New Bag

Episode 3

Episode date - April 11, 2008

How Music Changed

    This show covers the era when James Brown became a full blown phenomenon. Although he had troubles with his record label, and recorded only 3 tracks for the entirety of 1963, he was extraordinarily busy. He started his own publishing company (Fair Deal) , his own label (Try Me), and began developing other recording.

    Once the Beatles hit, he started recording again with a vengeance, in various styles. On one side, he recorded a batch of classic songs with full orchestration. With the Parker brothers Maceo and Marvin, he started working on a few unusual ideas of his own, rhythmic experiments that were based almost exclusively on feel. When the songs became huge hits, two things became obvious; 1) James Brown really was the hardest working man in show business, and 2) Papa had a brand new bag.

    Here’s the list of remarkable songs featured in this show;

    Out of the Blue

    Maybe the Last Time

    Mona Lisa

    Nature Boy

    I Want to Be Around

    Come Rain or Come Shine

    Out of Sight

    Papa's Got a Brand New Bag

    I Got You (I Feel Good)

    Ain't That a Groove

    It's a Man's Man's Man's Man's World

    Don't Be a Dropout

    Bring It Up (Hipster's Avenue)

    Channel 136 - James Brown