Create account Log in

Live At the Apollo (1962)


Download links and information about Live At the Apollo (1962) by James Brown. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Funk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 31:26 minutes.

Artist: James Brown
Release date: 1963
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Funk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 31:26
Buy on iTunes $5.99


No. Title Length
1. Introduction By Fats Gonder / Opening Fanfare (Live 1962) 1:48
2. I'll Go Crazy (Live 1962) 2:04
3. Try Me (Live 1962) 2:14
4. Instrumental Bridge #1 (Live 1962) 0:12
5. Think (Live 1962) 1:45
6. Instrumental Bridge #2 (Live 1962) 0:12
7. I Don't Mind (Live 1962) 2:27
8. Instrumental Bridge #3 (Live 1962) 0:11
9. Lost Someone (Live 1962) 10:42
10. Please, Please, Please / You've Got the Power / I Found Someone (Live 1962) 6:26
11. Night Train (Live 1962) 3:25



Recorded in 1962, Brown's first Live at the Apollo was a revelation, a high-energy soul revue that remains one of the greatest concert albums in history, not to mention a landmark in R&B music. Five years later, Brown again decided to record an album at the Apollo, a venue he played dozens of times over the years. Of course, much had changed in the intervening five years, both culturally and musically. In Brown's musical world in the '60s, the classic R&B grooves of his early cuts were slowing down yet intensifying, the band (though still disciplined and precise) was loosening up, the sound was becoming grittier. In short, Brown and crew were busy turning soul into funk. Just listen to the difference between the version of "Think" from 1962 and the one found here, recorded five years later. The mind-blowing run—from "There Was a Time" to "I Feel All Right" to the debut of his brand new single, "Cold Sweat" (with a fine Maceo Parker solo)—is the sound of funk finding its feet: deep-pocket grooves, slashing guitars, skittering sheets of percussion, flowing horns. Once again, Brown had stunned the world with his R&B innovations and once again he'd used his beloved Apollo Theater as the forum.