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Album: Star Time
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Please, Please, Please More Info... 2:45
2)    Why Do You Do Me More Info... 3:01
3)    Try Me More Info... 2:32
4)    Tell Me What I Did Wrong More Info... 2:22
5)    Bewildered More Info... 2:23
6)    Good Good Lovin' More Info... 2:20
7)    I'll Go Crazy More Info... 2:08
8)    I Know It's True More Info... 2:41
9)    (Do The) Mashed Potatoes Part 1 More Info... 1:52
10)    Think More Info... 2:46
11)    Baby You're Right More Info... 2:59
12)    Lost Someone More Info... 3:29
13)    Night Train More Info... 3:40
14)    I've Got Money More Info... 2:31
15)    I Don't Mind More Info... 2:31
16)    Prisoner Of Love More Info... 2:26
17)    Devil's Den More Info... 4:50
18)    Out Of The Blue More Info... 2:17
19)    Out Of Sight More Info... 2:21
20)    Grits More Info... 3:59
21)    Maybe The Last Time More Info... 3:01
22)    It's A Man's World More Info... 3:18
23)    I Got You (I Feel Good) More Info... 2:28
24)    Papa's Got A Brand New Bag More Info... 6:58
  Disc 2
1)    Papa's Got A Brand New Bag More Info... 2:08
2)    I Got You (I Feel Good) More Info... 2:45
3)    Ain't That A Groove More Info... 3:32
4)    It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World More Info... 2:47
5)    Money Won't Change You More Info... 6:03
6)    Don't Be A Dropout More Info... 4:32
7)    Bring It Up (Hipsters Avenue) More Info... 4:08
8)    Let Yourself Go More Info... 3:54
9)    Cold Sweat More Info... 7:32
10)    Get It Together More Info... 8:59
11)    I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me), Pt. 1 More Info... 3:31
12)    I Got The Feelin' More Info... 2:39
13)    Licking Stick - Licking Stick More Info... 4:53
14)    Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud More Info... 3:01
15)    There Was A Time More Info... 4:58
16)    Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose More Info... 3:12
17)    I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself) More Info... 6:00
  Disc 3
1)    Mother Popcorn More Info... 6:16
2)    Funky Drummer More Info... 7:01
3)    Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine More Info... 5:16
4)    Super Bad More Info... 4:27
5)    Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing More Info... 9:29
6)    Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved More Info... 7:05
7)    Soul Power (Parts 1 & 2) More Info... 4:25
8)    Medley: Brother Rapp/Ain't It Funky Now More Info... 7:46
9)    Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) More Info... 3:07
10)    I'm A Greedy Man More Info... 3:37
11)    Make It Funky More Info... 3:36
12)    Intro/ It's A New Day (So Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn) More Info... 3:50
13)    I Got Ants In My Pants More Info... 3:03
14)    King Heroin More Info... 3:57
  Disc 4
1)    There It Is More Info... 3:22
2)    Public Enemy #1 More Info... 5:10
3)    Get On The Good Foot More Info... 4:08
4)    I Got A Bag Of My Own More Info... 3:48
5)    Doing It To Death More Info... 5:15
6)    The Payback More Info... 7:29
7)    Papa Don't Take No Mess More Info... 4:24
8)    Stoned To The Bone - Part 1 More Info... 3:28
9)    My Thang More Info... 4:39
10)    Funky President (People It's Bad) More Info... 3:58
11)    Hot (I Need To Be Loved Loved Loved Loved) More Info... 5:05
12)    Get Up Offa That Thing / Release The Pressure More Info... 6:16
13)    Body Heat, Part 1 More Info... 4:31
14)    It's Too Funky In Here More Info... 5:42
15)    Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses) More Info... 4:39
16)    Unity, Part 1 More Info... 3:41
 
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Performer Notes
  • STAR TIME includes a 64-page booklet with three essays - brief appreciations by writer Nelson George and Brown's longtime tour manager Alan Leeds and a longer history by 2 of the box's producers - a complete discography and an introduction penned by the Godfather of Soul himself.
  • Personnel includes: James Brown (vocals, piano, organ); Bobby Byrd (vocals. organ); Phelps "Catfish" Collins (guitar); Maceo Parker (tenor & baritone saxophones); St. Clair Pickney, Pee Wee Ellis, Clifford "Ace King" MacMillian (tenor saxophone); Al "Brisco" Clark (baritone saxophone); Lewis Hamlin (trumpet); William "Bootsy" Collins, Bernard Odum (bass); John "Jabo" Starks, Nat Kendrick (drums).
  • Producers include: Ralph Bass, Syd Nathan, James Brown, Hal Neely, Afrika Bambaataa.
  • Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
  • Personnel: James Brown (vocals, rap vocals, piano, drums); Jimmy Parker (vocals, alto saxophone); Russell Crimes, Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson (vocals, trumpet); Bobby Byrd (vocals, organ); Bill Hollings, Brandye, Martha Harvin, Carlton Coleman, Louis Madison , Sylvester Keels, Jeanette "Baby" Washington, Margie Clark, Maretha Stewart, Johnny Terry, Afrika Bambaataa, Lloyd Stallworth, Marva Whitney, The Jewels, Vicki Anderson, Willie Johnson, Bobby Bennett (vocals); Wallace Richardson, Alphonso "Country" Kellum, David Spinozza, Eddie Setser, Nafloyd Scott, Larry Byrum, Robert Coleman , Ron Laster, Bobby Roach, Sam T. Brown, Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, Les Buie, Jimmy Nolen, Joe Beck , Kenny Burrell, Kenny Poole, Skip McDonald, Billy Butler, Phelps "Catfish" Collins (guitar); Mac Cephas, Gene Clark (violin); Al Brown (viola); Kermit Moore (cello); Joe Farrell (flute, English horn, tenor saxophone); Joe Poff (flute, alto saxophone); Seldon Powell (flute, tenor saxophone); Nat Jones (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Michael Gipson (alto saxophone, trombone); Jimmy McGary, Al Corley, George Dorsey (alto saxophone); Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Muscle Shoals Horns (tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone); Clifford Scott, Eldee Williams, Frank Vicari, Clifford MacMillan, Robert McCollough, Ray Felder, Wilbert Smith, J.C. Davis , Sam "The Man" Taylor , St. Clair Pinckney (tenor saxophone); Al "Brisco" Clark, Charles Carr, Haywood Henry (baritone saxophone); Levi Rasbury (trumpet, trombone); Joe Dupars, Robert Knight , Dud Bascomb, Johnny Grimes , Ernie Royal, Isiah "Ike" Oakley, Joseph Davis , Lewis Hamlin, Lammar Wright, Jr., Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells, Wayman Reid, Roscoe Patrick, Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison, Teddy Washington, Danny Stiles, Marvin Stamm, Richard "Kush" Griffith, Mack Johnson, Ron Tooley (trumpet); Dicky Wells, Wilmer Milton, Fred Wesley, Dicky Harris, Holly Ferris (trombone); Chops (horns); Lucas Fats Gonder (piano, organ); Ernie Hayes (piano, keyboards); Sonny Thompson (piano); Charles Sweet Sherell (Clavinet, drums); Timothy Hedding, Richard Tee (organ); Jerry Poindexter, Robin Halpin, Randy McCormick, Anthony Marinelli, Barry Beckett, Brian Banks (keyboards); Panama Francis (drums, timpani); James Madison , Clyde Stubblefield, Melvin Parker, Clayton Fillyau, Edison Gore, Arthur Dickson, John Starks, Keith LeBlanc, Nat Kendrick, Roger Hawkins, Beau Dollar Bowman, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Billy Cobham (drums); Johnny Griggs (congas, percussion); John Morgan , Ron Selico (percussion).
  • Liner Note Authors: Clifford White; Harry Weinger; James Brown ; Alan Leeds; Nelson George.
  • Recording information: Arthur Smith Studios, Charlot; Bell Sound Studios; Beltone Studios, New York, NY; Dukoff Studios, Miami, FL; King Studios, Cincinnati, OH; The Apollo; United Studios, Hollywood, CA; Universal Studios, Chicago, IL.
  • Directors: David Matthews ; Lewis Hamlin.
  • Arrangers: David Matthews ; Fred Wesley; James Brown ; Sam Lowe; Brad Shapiro.
  • There are few box sets that can match the greatness of James Brown's STARTIME. Backed by such brilliant musicians as Melvin and Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins and Bobby Byrd, Brown created some of the most intense, soulful music ever recorded. Collecting seventy two tracks that let you hear why Brown is hailed as "the hardest working man in show business," STARTIME is packed with the best R&B and funk that money can buy.
  • From early-'60s R&B hits like "Please, Please, Please" and late-'60s funk essentials like "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" and "Sex Machine" to the massively influential '70s funk grooves "Funky Drummer" and "The Payback," STARTIME gives you all the James Brown basics. This set is a monument to the life and music of one of the most colorful and inspired performers in popular music. STARTIME also comes with a 64-page booklet that features rare and wonderful photos and essays by Nelson George and several other noted critics. Essential.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.52) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (5/30/91) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...a staggering collection....goes well beyond the usual hits 'n' rarities approach of boxed retrospectives to get at the essence of Brown's development from gospel-style shouter...to Soul Brother No. 1...and from God-father of Soul...to grandfather of rap..."

Rolling Stone (4/18/91) - "...The success of STAR TIME should pave the way for further examination of the James Brown catalog....the box is an ideal way to reintroduce Brown's massive body of work to a public more familiar with his legend than with the records themselves..."

Entertainment Weekly (6/12) - "...soul history as a headlong rush of killer hooks, brain-melting horn blasts, and a scream that fuses passion and violence in one initiable call of the wild..." - Rating: A

Q (6/91) - 5 Stars - Indespensable - "...Brown is one of the half- dozen most important, most influential individual oeuvres of the entire rock-and-roll era: the equal of Dylan, The Beatles and Motown....This isn't just the history of one artist; it is literally the history of the groove, the beat that can't be beat..."

Uncut (p.119) - 5 stars out of 5 - "No home's complete without it."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.115) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]he music is undimmed from blues, jazz and R&B to soul and funk."
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