Live At Home With His Bad Self


Format: LP, Vinyl

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Release date: 25 Oct 2019
Format: LP, Vinyl
Grade: New (About gradings)
Number of discs: 2
SKU: 55559
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This release documents James Brown’s homecoming concert at Bell Auditorium in Augusta on 1 October 1969 and was originally intended as a holiday release later that year but the line-up disbanded soon after the concert and Brown assembled a new group including William ‘Bootsy’ Collins. The new look outfit soon recorded the anthemic ‘Sex Machine’ album and the Live At Home release was shelved with selected excerpts of the Augusta show included. The concert audio has been newly mixed for the release and includes seven performances that have never been released. This newly mixed album has been drawn from the original analog multi-tracks by Peter A. Barker: among the newly-available material are the instrumentals ‘Lowdown Popcorn’ and ‘Spinning Wheel,’ which were re-cut with pre-recorded applause for the Sex Machine album. ‘World,’ was performed at the concert as a live vocal over the studio recording’s instrumental arrangement: Brown explains this unusual move to the audience as being because there were over 35 instruments involved as well as scores of backing singers. ‘There Was A Time’ and ‘Mother Popcorn,’ which were heavily edited on Sex Machine, appear at twice the length. There’s also a live rendition of his 1968 hit ‘Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose,’ which appeared on Sex Machine, but as a studio re-record. This album finally documents this, blistering performance in all its glory and is essential for JB fans and funk lovers.

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