“Hell” by James Brown - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1974(B-list) Album Chart of the 1970s

TJR says

Generally regarded as a new album, but it’s a “b” status for me since 5 of the 14 are reworkings from previous LPs. It’s hard to know what to make of this one, could almost be regarded as a “Womad” experiement, with latin flavours coming strongly to the fore in many places, including a bona-fide bossa-nova working of “Please Please Please”. Any good will I might have had is washed away with the bizarre funk working of “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In” and the MOR take of “These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You”. The LP is a mere shadow of “The Payback”. Rarely have I been so disappointed in a follow-up album…

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A1 [04:45] 6.1.png James Brown - Coldblooded (James Brown, Alfred Ellis) Disco / Funk
A2 [05:03] 6.7.png James Brown - Hell (James Brown) Disco / Funk
A3 [04:20] 6.4.png James Brown - My Thang (James Brown) Disco / Funk
A4 [03:05] 6.6.png James Brown - Sayin’ It And Doin’ It (James Brown) Disco / Funk
A5 [04:12] 6.5.png James Brown - Please, Please, Please [1974 version] (James Brown, Johnny Terry) Latin
B1 [02:43] 4.1.png James Brown - When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (Traditional) Disco / Funk
B2 [03:14] 3.2.png James Brown - These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You [1974 version] (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) Pop
B3 [03:15] 4.4.png James Brown - Stormy Monday (Aaron Thibeaux Walker) Disco / Funk
B4 [02:52] 3.4.png James Brown - A Man Has To Go Back To The Cross Road Before He Finds Himself [1974 version] (James Brown) Pop Ballad
B5 [04:15] 4.5.png James Brown - Sometime [1974 version] (James Brown, Bud Hobgood) Soul Ballad
C1 [08:10] 5.9.png James Brown - I Can’t Stand It [1974 version] (James Brown) Disco / Funk
C2 [03:35] 4.1.png James Brown - Lost Someone [1974 version] (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth) Disco / Funk
C3 [05:05] 4.5.png James Brown - Don’t Tell A Lie About Me And I Won’t Tell The Truth On You (James Brown, J. Maloy Roach) Disco / Funk
D [13:51] 5.8.png James Brown - Papa Don’t Take No Mess (Charles Bobbit, James Brown, John Starks, Fred Wesley) Disco / Funk

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