James Brown - Live At Home With His Bad Self (Oct. 25, 2019)

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  1. PeteH

    PeteH I is what I is

    WI, USA
    Anyone know who mastered this?
  2. Dan Steely

    Dan Steely See the glory of The Royal Scam

    CD or LP?
  3. Marry a Carrot

    Marry a Carrot Interesting blues gets a convincing reading. Thread Starter

    Los Angeles
    The CD is "mixed and mastered by Peter A. Barker at Spin Move Studios, Santa Monica, CA."
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  4. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Great that an archival James Brown is being released!

    Now Im not familiar with too much live James Brown, but does the sound on this seem recessed?

    Or has it always been that way and this is an improvement?

    I guess I was expecting a more forward sound with the band up further in the mix.
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  5. Frank Discussion

    Frank Discussion Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
    On Friday went to the local record store to by the new Van Morrison and this James Brown release.
    They had about 4 copies of the Van CD, but sadly, it appears they didn't order any James Brown.
  6. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

    Sounds good guys. Got it on Friday and been listening all weekend to this.
  7. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 A Parliafunkadelicment Thang

    Overall, this is an awesome album and I really hope we get more JB archival material. I found it edged out just a little bit by Live In Dallas for JB's greatest live album, imo. That 13 minute or so medley of "Licking Stick-Cold Sweat" from the 1968 Dallas show just seems to me like the entire band and JB are levitating with power.
  8. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    I rate this below most of the other (legitimate) live JB CDs, because of the odd studio song, because JB talks a lot, and because the mix isn't quite as polished.

    I'm not suggesting a fan go without, as there are terrific moments on this disc, just that other JB live albums are even more crucial if you're just dipping your toes into his live discography.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
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  9. imail724

    imail724 Well-Known Member

    NY, USA
    I'm debating between grabbing this or Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68. Any preference between the two?
  10. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 A Parliafunkadelicment Thang

    Dallas just slightly edges it for me. There's a 13 minute medley that I think made the entire city blow up on that CD. You can't go wrong with either album, though.
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  11. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    I'd go with the Dallas show. And I rate LOVE POWER PEACE, the Paris show, above both.
  12. Barnyard Symphony

    Barnyard Symphony I'm the chairman of the bored.

    I just picked up the BF RSD JB release with "Spinning Wood", "Fatwood", "Baby, Here I Come." I haven't been able to pick up the main release from which this was based, but I'll get it soon. I love my vinyl copy of Live Sex Machine. Love Power Peace is just my favorite live JB of all time. The Dallas cd is in a close second place for me. I will never tire of acquiring and listening to JB's records. Get it on up more time, ya'll. I love the city shoutouts on the live "Sex Machine" track. "Gotta go to San Antone, brother."
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  13. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    There are no studio tracks on this CD... the original Sex Machine album had a few (with overdubbed applause), but this new release is entirely live.

    ("World" is performed to a pre-recorded backing track, but JB's vocals are live).
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  14. BlueGangsta

    BlueGangsta Forum Resident

    Agreed with the Dallas 68 comment. I'm not sure there will be a soundboard recording that tops that one.

    Hopefully one day we get the full Florida 66 show, some of which was included on the Get On Up Soundtrack.
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  15. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 A Parliafunkadelicment Thang

    I'm hoping that with the release of Live at Home the JB archives start getting released again. It's been too long since Hip-O's The Singles series ended.
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  16. Mook

    Mook Forum Resident

    I hadn't heard of the Dallas '68 album.

    I'll be picking that up soon.
  17. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 A Parliafunkadelicment Thang

    You will not be let down!
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  18. rebellovw

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    Prescott, AZ
    I almost bought the vinyl but went with the CD (saved coin) as I have too much vinyl. Looked into the Dallas one - will get that next - I must have 'Man's world' which isn't on the Dallas or the Apollo one I picked up - which bummed me out.

    On streaming I watched the complete concert in Boston which was the day after MLK was assassinated - just amazing. If you haven't seen it - look for it.
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  19. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 A Parliafunkadelicment Thang

    That Boston concert has also been released in a bigger, 3 DVD set covering JB in 1968. Highly recommended for anyone into James' work.
  20. Mook

    Mook Forum Resident

    What is the DVD called?

  21. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
  22. Mroop

    Mroop Member

    New Jersey
    Do a search on "YouTube Downloader" and use one of them to download to your computer. There are a bunch of them on Google. If one doesn't work then try another. There are free programs you can download and use one of those too.
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  23. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

    I have a lovely downloader and since I posted I saved this concert when it was briefly up on YouTube. It's still a mystery that this recording isn't commercially available as it's one of James Brown's very, very best live performances.
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  24. Barnyard Symphony

    Barnyard Symphony I'm the chairman of the bored.

    I have a region two version of it on dvd. I finally acquired a region-free blu-ray player but it won't connect to my speakers. I got to watch it again for the first time in years ever since my last region-free blu-player up and hiccuped on me and went kerblatzo. It's a great video.
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  25. Barnyard Symphony

    Barnyard Symphony I'm the chairman of the bored.

    I have now listened to the sides one and two. This recording is nothing short of mind blowing. I love "World" and "If I Ruled The World"--both deep cuts. The "Lowdown Popcorn" steals the slow funk burnin' jams. If the Beasties were still around, I can see them lifting this as part of the band's multicolor pastiche of pop culture. I didn't have much hope for "Spinning Wheel" but when the instrumental breaks kicked in, the song became better. Maceo's horn is so sweet on this recording. Without even having listened to sides three and four yet, I can unequivocally say that this belongs in any respected JB viny collection. It's gotta be there, folks.

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