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The Singles, Vol. 11: 1979-1981


Download links and information about The Singles, Vol. 11: 1979-1981 by James Brown. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Disco, Funk genres. It contains 28 tracks with total duration of 02:24:46 minutes.

Artist: James Brown
Release date: 2011
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Disco, Funk
Tracks: 28
Duration: 02:24:46
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No. Title Length
1. Star Generation 4:23
2. Women Are Something Else 4:38
3. The Original Disco Man (Short Version) 3:53
4. The Original Disco Man 4:37
5. Let the Boogie Do the Rest 4:02
6. Regrets 4:11
7. Stone Cold Drag 4:12
8. Let the Funk Flow 3:59
9. Sometimes That's All There Is 3:24
10. Get Up Offa That Thing (Live) 4:12
11. It's Too Funky In Here (Live) 4:55
12. Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses) [Single Version] 4:43
13. Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses), Pt. II (featuring The J. B. 'S) 3:26
14. Stay With Me (featuring The J. B. 'S) 4:09
15. Smokin' & Drinkin' (featuring The J. B. 'S) 4:35
16. Give That Bass Player Some, Pt. I 3:52
17. Give That Bass Player Some, Pt. II 2:57
18. I Go Crazy 3:35
19. World Cycle Inc. 3:01
20. Get Up Offa That Thing / Release the Pressure (12-Inch Version) 9:17
21. If You Don't Give a Doggone About It (12-Inch Version) 5:04
22. Eyesight (12-Inch Version) 5:29
23. The Spank (12-Inch Version) 6:44
24. For Goodness Sakes, Look At Those Cakes (12-Inch Version) 11:06
25. It's Too Funky In Here (12-Inch Version) 6:34
26. Star Generation (12-Inch Version) 8:08
27. Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses?) [12-Inch Version] 7:02
28. Give That Bass Player Some (12-Inch Version) 8:38



Why was disco such a strange era for James Brown? Could it be that the beat was too relentless, never giving him the opportunity to breathe, to roam the way he loved so? Perhaps it was due to his band steadily losing all of its prime players, leaving him with journeymen who didn't infuse the rigid 4/4 with flair. Either way, the singles collected on the 11th and final volume of Hip-O Select's series of double discs chronicling James Brown's King/Polydor singles is a little haphazard, flitting between the generic, the perfunctory, and the passable, sometimes sliding into the pretty good. Brown is all over the place here, covering "I Go Crazy" with little passion, pumping out the disco and surprisingly coming up with a quiet storm ballad "Regrets" that flirts with country. The inclusion of nine 12" mixes — including versions of "For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes," "The Spank," and "It's Too Funky in Here" — and a live single accentuates the scattershot nature of these three years, and while there are certainly worthwhile moments, they're the kind only the devoted, the ones who have stuck through this series through ten preceding volumes, will find of note.