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The Passion of the Godfather
on May 7, 2004
James Brown- now there's a name to conjure with. Funk, Soul, classic R&B, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker and so much more. Most artists would be hard pressed to fill a single disc of greatest hits without including at least some filler, but not Mr. Brown. He's got four discs of wall to wall hits and classic deep cuts and even as definitive as this set is, he could easily fill two more boxed sets just as good as this one. All the hits are here- "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "The Big Payback", "I Feel Good",
"Sex Machine" and early hits from the 1950's like "Please,Please,
Please" and "Try Me" and "I'll Go Crazy". It even comes up to his early 80's collaboration with rapper Afrika Bambaataa "Unity". Like it says on the box-"5 hours of music and 72 songs, many rare or previously unreleased". The sound is so crisp and clear that even songs you've maybe heard a million times on the radio sound fresh and new. This is great stuff and will keep you busy with your CD player for awhile. I, on the other hand am ready for the next J.B boxed set.