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Gettin' Down To It

In 1969 at the height of James Brown's career he recorded a jazz album with the Dee Felice Trio. It features versions of such Frank Sinatra standards as "That's Life", "All The Way" and "Strangers In The Night". After recently playing it for my James Brown & Frank Sinatra loving Dad he remarked, "I can see why I've never heard of it." Touché. There are however two jazzed-down James Brown originals that are very good.

James Brown - "Cold Sweat"
James Brown - "There Was A Time" (Amazon)

If, like me, you hear the opening to "There Was A Time" and think, "I should sample that. It would make a great early 90's hip-hop track." Just know that Chubb Rock beat you to it 15 years ago.

Chubb Rock - "Treat 'Em Right" (Amazon)

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