Friday, June 11, 2021

James Brown - Sex Machine (1970)

James Brown - Sex Machine (1970)

Tracklist front / back album covers
James Brown - Sex Machine


Side one (studio recordings produced to sound in concert)


"Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine" (Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff) – 10:48

"Brother Rapp (Part I & Part II)" – (Brown) 5:09


Side two (studio recordings produced to sound in concert)

Medley: – 13:42

"Bewildered" (Teddy Powell, Leonard Whitcup) – 6:09

"I Got The Feelin'" (Brown) – 1:07

"Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" (Charles Bobbit) – 6:26


Side three

"I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door I'll Get It Myself)" (Brown) – 4:31

"Licking Stick - Licking Stick" (Brown, Byrd, Pee Wee Ellis) – 1:19

"Lowdown Popcorn" (Brown) – 3:25 (studio recording)

"Spinning Wheel" (David Clayton-Thomas) – 4:02

"If I Ruled the World" (Leslie Bricusse, Cyril Ornadel) – 4:03


Side four

"There Was a Time" (Brown, Hobgood) – 4:04

"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (Brown, Betty Jean Newsome) – 3:42

"Please, Please, Please" (Brown, Johnny Terry) – 2:26

"I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)" (Brown) – 1:28

"Mother Popcorn" (Brown, Pee Wee Ellis) – 5:50




James Brown Band Members / Musicians
James Brown – vocals, piano (Sex Machine)
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnels – trumpet
Darryl "Hassan" Jamison – trumpet
Robert "Chopper" McCollough – tenor sax
Bobby Byrd – organ, vocals (Sex Machine)
Phelps "Catfish" Collins – guitar
William "Bootsy" Collins – bass
John "Jabo" Starks – drums (Sex Machine)
Clyde Stubblefield – drums (Medley)
Johnny Griggs – congas (Medley)
Bell Auditorium, Augusta, GA

James Brown – vocals, organ (Spinning Wheel)
Richard "Kush" Griffith – trumpet
Joseph Davis – trumpet
Fred Wesley – trombone
Maceo Parker – tenor sax, organ, emcee
Eldee Williams – tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney – tenor and baritone sax
Jimmy Nolen – guitar
Alphonso "Country" Kellum – guitar
Sweet Charles Sherrell – bass
Clyde Stubblefield – drums
John "Jabo" Starks – drums
Melvin Parker – drums





Sex Machine is a 1970 double album by James Brown. It showcases the playing of the original J.B.'s lineup featuring Bootsy and Catfish Collins, and includes an 11-minute rendition of the album's title song, different from the original recording of the title song which was released as a two-part single in 1970.

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