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  • Full performer name: James Brown & His Famous Flames.
  • TRY ME!, a collection of Brown's pre-1960 Federal singles, was his second LP. It was previously reissued by King in 1964 as THE UNBEATABLE JAMES BROWN: 16 HITS (King 919).
  • Personnel includes: James Brown, Bobby Byrd (vocals); Kenny Burrell, Bobby Roach, Nafloyd Scott, Eddie Freeman (guitar); George Dorsey, John B. Brown (alto saxophone); Clifford Scott, J.C. Davis, Wilbert "Lee Diamond" Smith, Ray Felder, Cleveland Lowe (tenor saxophone); Louis Madison (piano, background vocals); Ernie Hayes, Alvin "Fats" Gonder (piano); Carl Pruitt, Bernard Odum, Clarence Mack, Edwyn Conley (bass); David "Panama" Francis, Nat Kendrick, Edison Gore, Reginald Hall (drums); Bill Hollings, J.W. Archer, Johnny Terry, Sylvester Keels, Nashpendle Knox (background vocals).
  • Recorded at Beltone Studios, New York, New York; Master Recorders, Los Angeles, California; King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio between February 4, 1956 and January 30, 1959. Originally released on King (12-635).
  • Digitally remastered by Gary N. Mayo (PolyGram Studios).
  • The Unbeatable James Brown: 16 Hits was a reissue of the 1959 album Try Me!. Since "Try Me" is the only chart hit on the album, the title is misleading, but the collection still presents good early James Brown. ~ William Ruhlmann
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