I still prefer James Brown's Live At The Apollo, but that could soon change since I've only had this one about a week. I love it more each time I listen to it. I wasn't overly familiar with most of these songs, but after hearing these amazing versions, I'm really not interested in hearing the studio versions -- I'm sure they'd all be letdowns! How could there possibly be better versions of these songs anywhere?? I heard "Cupid" on the radio yesterday for the first time(!!) and this live version just blows me away compared to the studio version, as good as it is! Don't hesitate -- buy this CD...now!!!