Below are some early career James Brown tracks that can be found on the the Hip-O Select release The Singles Volume One: The Federal Years 1956-1960. This set was released in ’06 and is the first volume in the label’s ongoing singles collections.
Elsewhere: Check out what Soul Sides has to say about Browns and the JBs funk foundations.
MP3: James Brown :: Please, Please, Please
MP3: James Brown :: Think
MP3: James Brown :: Why Do You Do Me
YouTube: James Brown – I Feel Good
YouTube: Michael Jackson speaking at James Brown’s Funeral
Purchase: James Brown – The Singles Volume One: The Federal Years 1956-1960
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