1959

IT WAS YOU * JAMES BROWN AND THE FAMOUS FLAMES * FEDERAL 12364 * USA

Soulful ballad on this B side the fourteenth release from the Federal period of James Brown, and the last of his records from the 1950s, three more release's on the imprint and he moved over to the mother ship King. I'm not a great fan of James Brown's screaming, although I acknowledge it, along with his use of two drummers, as his original contribution to Soul music, but his distinctive raw and emotional voice when it is on the verge of screaming does give bite to what is sometimes fairly banal and sentimental lyrics, as in the above.

See also:

Donít Be A Drop Out

Out Of Sight

Papaís Got A Brand New Bag

Prisoner Of Love

New Breed Part 11

Night Train

Papaís Got A Brand New Bag (cont)

I Cried


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