1960

I'LL GO CRAZY * JAMES BROWN * PYE INTERNATIONAL 44068 * UK

I'll Go Crazy was issued February 1960 in the US on Federal 12369, it was first released six years later in 1966 in the UK as the title track to the EP pictured above, but never as a single play 45. A dynamic live recording of the song with lyrics written and sung by James Brown the chorus: ďyou gotta live for yourself, yourself and nobody else.Ē although something of a non sequitur, gives us an early taste of one of his didactic, self awareness and social oriented 'consciousness' lyrics which was manifest in songs like: You've Got The Power (coupled with a remake of The "5" Royals Think, no accidental juxtaposition in these two tittles IMO) and You Can Make It If You Try, I've Got To Change, Money Won't Change You, and Don't Be A Drop-Out, culminating in the landmark Say It Loud --- I'm Black And I'm Proud of 1967.

See also:

Bewildered Donít Be A Drop Out I Got You (I Feel Good) Itís A Manís Manís Manís World Lost Someone
Itís A Manís World Money Wonít Change You Out Of Sight Papaís Got A Brand New Bag Prisoner Of Love
Good, Good Lovin' Sometime There Was A Time Think Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud
It Was You I've Got To Change Get Up, Sex Machine New Breed Part 11 Night Train
Papaís Got A Brand New Bag (cont) I'm A Greedy Man  I Cried Try Me Dancin' Little Thing

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