I’ll Go Crazy

James Brown
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 2 Disc
£8.99
Release date: 14 Feb 2011

4/5  UNCUT

"A Remarkable Piece of Work." - 4/5  FUNK, SOUL and JAZZ

"One Listen And You Will Be Hard Pushed Not To Call This Man A Genius." - 4/5 RECORD COLLECTOR

CAT No: FVDD086UPC TEXT: 5055311000862

Full details

James Brown enjoyed a big R&B hit with his debut single Please, Please, Please in 1956, but it was not until 1960 that he made a sustained impact on the charts, becoming a regular fixture there through the 60s and 70s. I’ll Go Crazy chronicles the first five years-worth of recordings released by James Brown, with and without his backing group the Famous Flames. This is the first compilation to gather up all the singles sides and album tracks from this formative period, presenting them in order of recording date. As a bonus, it includes the hit single (Do The) Mashed Potatoes, credited to Nat Kendrick & The Swans, but featuring James Brown. Other early hits featured here are Try Me, I Want You So Bad, I’ll Go Crazy, Think, You’ve Got The Power and This Old Heart.

In his booklet notes Grammy Award-winning James Brown authority Cliff White chronicles the genesis and evolving line-up of The Famous Flames, and explores the circumstances surrounding the early recording sessions. The booklet also lists the recording date, location and original catalogue number for each track. I’ll Go Crazy provides a thorough survey of James Brown’s journey to stardom, which earned him the ultimate accolade of Godfather of Soul.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Please, Please, Please (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  2. I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  3. Why Do You Do Me (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  4. I Don't Know (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  5. I Walked Alone (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  6. No, No, No, No (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  7. You're Mine, You're Mine (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  8. Hold My Baby's Hand (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  9. Chonnie-On-Chon (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  10. I Won't Plead No More (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  11. Just Won't Do Right (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  12. Let's Make It (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  13. Gonna Try (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  14. Can't Be The Same (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  15. Messing With The Blues (James Brown)
  16. Fine Old Foxy Self (James Brown)
  17. Love Or A Game (James Brown)
  18. Why Does Everything Happen To Me [aka Strange Things Happen] (James Brown)
  19. Begging, Begging (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  20. Baby Cries Over The Ocean (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  21. That's When I Lost My Heart (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  22. That Dood It (James Brown & The Famous Flames)

CD2

  1. Tell Me What I Did Wrong (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  2. Try Me (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  3. There Must Be A Reason (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  4. I've Got To Change (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  5. Got To Cry (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  6. It Was You (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  7. I Want You So Bad (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  8. It Hurts To Tell You (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  9. Don't Let It Happen To Me (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  10. Bewildered (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  11. Good Good Lovin' (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  12. Wonder When You're Coming Home (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  13. I'll Go Crazy (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  14. This Old Heart (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  15. I Know It's True (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  16. (Do The) Mashed Potatoes (Part 1) (Nat Kendrick & The Swans)
  17. (Do The) Mashed Potatoes (Part 2) (Nat Kendrick & The Swans)
  18. Think (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  19. I'll Never, Never Let You Go (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  20. You've Got The Power (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  21. If You Want Me (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  22. Baby, You're Right (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  23. And I Do Just What I Want (James Brown)
  24. So Long (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  25. The Bells (James Brown)