Album artwork for Live At The Apollo 1962 by James Brown
Album artwork for Live At The Apollo 1962 by James Brown

Many albums are hyped as legendary; few deserve the accolade. Live At The Apollo 1962 is one of those rare albums that lives up to the hype.

Released despite label misgivings, Live at the Apollo cemented James Brown's reputation as the unchallenged master of soul music. Deejays played the entire album at one stretch - this in an era when radio programmers rejected four-minute singles because they were too long - and the record reached number two on the billboard pop chart, a previously unheard-of achievement for a gritty r&b album. This is a document of one of America's greatest performers at the peak of his artistic powers. Brown's singing is orgasmic - just listen to the opening squeal on I Go Crazy' - and the intensity never lets up. brown drives his crack band through breakneck versions of early hits before dragging them through the 11-minute bump-and-grind of Lost someone, the high point of a show that is nothing but high points. Decades later, this is still one of the greatest live albums of all-time. added are 4 mono single mixes, issued after the lps release, plus a nice booklet packed with new informtion, annotations, archival images and photos.

CD available here.

James Brown

Live At The Apollo 1962

Polydor
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Album artwork for Live At The Apollo 1962 by James Brown
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$16.99

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Released 11/22/2019Catalogue Number

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Album artwork for Live At The Apollo 1962 by James Brown
Tape

$7.99

U.K. Import

Released 04/03/2022Catalogue Number

DOLK7-925

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James Brown

Live At The Apollo 1962

Polydor
Album artwork for Album artwork for Live At The Apollo 1962 by James Brown by Live At The Apollo 1962 - James Brown
Album artwork for Album artwork for Live At The Apollo 1962 by James Brown by Live At The Apollo 1962 - James Brown
Album artwork for Live At The Apollo 1962 by James Brown
LP

$16.99

Import

Black
Released 11/22/2019Catalogue Number

DOL925HG

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Live At The Apollo 1962 by James Brown
Tape

$7.99

U.K. Import

Released 04/03/2022Catalogue Number

DOLK7-925

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Many albums are hyped as legendary; few deserve the accolade. Live At The Apollo 1962 is one of those rare albums that lives up to the hype.

Released despite label misgivings, Live at the Apollo cemented James Brown's reputation as the unchallenged master of soul music. Deejays played the entire album at one stretch - this in an era when radio programmers rejected four-minute singles because they were too long - and the record reached number two on the billboard pop chart, a previously unheard-of achievement for a gritty r&b album. This is a document of one of America's greatest performers at the peak of his artistic powers. Brown's singing is orgasmic - just listen to the opening squeal on I Go Crazy' - and the intensity never lets up. brown drives his crack band through breakneck versions of early hits before dragging them through the 11-minute bump-and-grind of Lost someone, the high point of a show that is nothing but high points. Decades later, this is still one of the greatest live albums of all-time. added are 4 mono single mixes, issued after the lps release, plus a nice booklet packed with new informtion, annotations, archival images and photos.

CD available here.