|Studio album by|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues, soul|
|James Brown and the Famous Flames chronology|
|Singles from Try Me!|
Try Me! is the second studio album by James Brown and the Famous Flames. It is a collection of singles, B-sides, and outtakes from their first album, Please Please Please .It was reissued by King Records in 1964 under the title The Unbeatable James Brown: 16 Hits.
All tracks composed by James Brown; except where indicated
|1.||"There Must Be a Reason"||2:28|
|2.||"I Want You So Bad"||2:47|
|3.||"Why Do You Do Me"||Bobby Byrd, Sylvester Keels||3:01|
|4.||"Got to Cry"||2:37|
|5.||"Strange Things Happen"||Roy Hawkins||2:10|
|6.||"Fine Old Foxy Self"||2:10|
|7.||"Messing With The Blues"||Floyd Hunt||2:12|
|8.||"Try Me (I Need You)"||2:33|
|9.||"It Was You"||2:45|
|10.||"I've Got to Change"||2:27|
|11.||"Can't Be The Same"||2:21|
|12.||"It Hurts to Tell You"||James Brown, Albert Shubert (Andy Gibson)||2:54|
|13.||"I Won't Plead No More"||Bobby Byrd, Sylvester Keels||2:28|
|14.||"You're Mine, You're Mine"||James Brown, Nafloyd Scott||2:33|
|16.||"Don't Let It Happen To Me"||2:51|
James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century music and dance, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames "Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. 1". In a career that lasted over 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres. Brown was one of the first ten inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its inaugural induction dinner in New York on January 23, 1986.
Live at the Apollo is the first live album by James Brown and the Famous Flames, recorded at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and released in 1963.
Bobby Howard Byrd was an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, bandleader, talent scout, record producer, and musician, who played an integral and important part in the development of soul and funk music in association with James Brown.
"Please, Please, Please" is a rhythm and blues song performed by James Brown and The Famous Flames. Written by Brown and Johnny Terry, with music arrangement by Belford "Sinky" Hendricks, and released as a single on Federal Records in 1956, it reached No. 6 on the R&B charts. The group's debut recording and first chart hit, it has come to be recognized as their signature song.
The Famous Flames were an American rhythm and blues vocal group founded in Toccoa, Georgia, in 1953 by Bobby Byrd. James Brown began his career as a member of the Famous Flames, emerging as the lead singer by the time of their first professional recording, "Please, Please, Please", in 1956.
"Try Me", titled "Try Me " in its original release, is a song, arrangement by Belford Hendricks, recorded by James Brown and The Famous Flames in 1958. It was a #1 R&B hit and charted #48 Pop - the group's first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Brown and the Flames' second charting single, ending a two-year dry spell after the success of "Please, Please, Please".
"Shout and Shimmy" is an R&B song written by James Brown, and recorded by him and The Famous Flames. It rose to #16 on the R&B chart and #61 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Showtime is the seventh studio album by American musician James Brown. The album was released in April 1964, by Smash Records. It was the transition album from King Records to Smash Records, however, handicapped by contractual obligations with King Records, Brown released an album of remakes overdubbed with canned applause. Brown's vocal group, The Famous Flames are included in the album's introduction, are featured on the album's cover, and are featured on several of the album's tracks including "Don't Cry Baby", "Out of the Blue" and "Caldonia". The album was arranged by Sammy Lowe.
Please Please Please is the debut studio album by the Famous Flames under the billing "James Brown and His Famous Flames", featuring the first album of recordings during Brown's long career. It includes the group's first two hit singles, the title track and "Try Me", along with all the non-charting singles and b-sides he had recorded up to the time of the album's release. The album was reissued in 2003 by Polydor on a Japanese 24-bit remastered import CD packaged in a miniature LP sleeve.
"Oh Baby Don't You Weep" is a song recorded in 1964 by James Brown and The Famous Flames. Based upon the spiritual "Mary Don't You Weep", it was recorded as an extended-length track and released as the first two-part single of Brown's recording career. It peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #4 on the Cash Box R&B Chart.. It was the last original song featuring the Famous Flames to chart, not counting the 1964 re-release of "Please, Please, Please" and the 1966 B-side release of the Live at the Apollo performance of "I'll Go Crazy".
Live at the Apollo, Volume II is a 1968 live double album by James Brown and The Famous Flames, recorded in 1967 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It is a follow-up to Brown's 1963 recording, Live at the Apollo. It is best known for the long medley of "Let Yourself Go", "There Was a Time", and "I Feel All Right", followed by "Cold Sweat", which document the emergence of Brown's funk style. It peaked at #32 on the Billboard albums chart. Robert Christgau included the album in his "basic record library" for the 1950s and 1960s.
The Singles, Volume I: The Federal Years: 1956–1960 is the first compilation in a series of releases by Hip-O Select Records compiling the singles of James Brown. This compilation features all 7" single releases, including re-issues and canceled singles. Most of the songs in this collection feature backing vocals by Brown's vocal group, The Famous Flames.
The Singles, Volume III: 1964–1965 is the third compilation in a series of releases by Hip-O Select Records compiling the singles of James Brown. This compilation features all 7" single releases, including re-issues and canceled singles.
Robert J. Bennett, better known as Bobby Bennett, was an American singer, songwriter, choreographer, comedian,and musician, noted for being a member of the vocal group The Famous Flames from 1958 to 1968. During his time in the group, he served as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, comedian, emcee and dancer in the James Brown Revue. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Famous Flames in 2012.
Think! is the third studio album by James Brown and The Famous Flames, featuring the hit singles "Baby You're Right" and their cover of "Bewildered", along with the group's hit cover of the title track, "Think" originally recorded by The "5" Royales. It also includes the national hits "I'll Go Crazy", "This Old Heart" and "Baby, You're Right", the 1959 regional hit "Good Good Lovin'", and Brown's B-side hit duet with Bea Ford, "You've Got the Power". In all, the album features no less than seven national Pop and R&B chart hits, and a few regional hits as well.
James Edward Fauntleroy II is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from Inglewood, California. He is best known for featuring on tracks by high-profile artists such as Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole, Vince Staples, Big Sean, and John Mayer as well as writing songs for artists including Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake. In 2014 and 2018, Fauntleroy won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.
I'm Back is the 57th studio album by American musician James Brown. The album was released on November 17, 1998, by Mercury Records.
The Merry Christmas Album is the 58th studio album by American musician James Brown. The album was released on November 16, 1999, by Waxworks Records. It contains 11 Christmas related songs co-written with Derrick Monk who also produced the album. Heather Phares, writing for AllMusic, felt the album was fun but not one of Brown's best.
The Amazing James Brown is the fourth studio album by American musician James Brown and The Famous Flames. The album was released in 1961, by King Records.
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag is a compilation album by American musician James Brown. It consists of songs taken from albums throughout his career with King Records. Also included are "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "Have Mercy Baby". The album was released in 1965, by King.