James Brown records ‘Sex Machine,’ a double live album with the original J.B.’s (1969)

James Brown’s ‘Sex Machine’ is a double live album recorded on October 14, 1969, with the original J.B.’s featuring Bootsy Collins and Catfish Collins and released In 1970 By King.

Track Listing : 1.Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff) – 10:48 . 2.Brother Rapp (Part I & Part Ii) – (James Brown) – 05:09 . 3.Medley: – 13:42 . – Bewildered (Teddy Powell, Leonard Whitcup) – 06:09 . – I Got The Feelin’ (James Brown) – 01:07 . – Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Charles Bobbit) – 06:26 . 4.I Don’T Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I’Ll Get It Myself) (James Brown) – 04:31 . 5.Licking Stick – Licking Stick (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Pee Wee Ellis) – 01:19 . 6.Lowdown Popcorn (James Brown) – 03:25 . 7.Spinning Wheel (David Clayton-Thomas) – 04:02 . 8.If I Ruled The World (Leslie Bricusse, Cyril Ornadel) – 04:03 . 9.There Was A Time (James Brown, Bud Hobgood) – 04:04 . 10.It’S A Man’S Man’S Man’S World (James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome) – 03:42 . 11.Please, Please, Please (James Brown, Johnny Terry) – 02:26 . 12.I Can’T Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) (James Brown) – 01:28 . 13.Mother Popcorn (James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis) – 05:50

Musicians : James Brown – Organ, Piano, Vocals . Bobby Byrd – Organ, Vocals . Bootsy Collins – Bass . Phelps Catfish Collins – Guitar . Joseph Davis – Trumpet . Pee Wee Ellis – Alto Saxophone . Richard Kush Griffith – Trumpet . Johnny Griggs – Conga . Clayton Chicken Gunnells – Trumpet . Darryl Hasaan Jamison – Trumpet . Alphonso Country Kellum – Bass, Guitar . Art Lopez – Percussion . Robert Chopper Mccullough – Tenor Saxophone . Jimmy Nolen – Guitar . Maceo Parker – Organ, Tenor Saxophone . Melvin Parker – Drums . St. Clair Pinckney – Baritone & Tenor Saxophone . Kenny Poole – Guitar . Sweet Charles Sherrell – Bass . John Starks – Drums . Clyde Stubblefield – Drums . Fred Wesley – Trombone . Eldee Williams – Tenor Saxophone . Marva Whitney – Background Vocals . Robert Graham – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By James Brown . Ron Lenhoff – Engineer

Recorded On October 14, 1969 & July 23, 1970, At Cincinnati, Oh; June 12, 1969, Miami, Fl And October 1, 1969, Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia.

Released In 1970 By King.

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Superseventies
Still, only a ham like James Brown would play Blood, Sweat and Tears’ “Spinning Wheel” as an overwrought organ-laden fest with this much aplomb — audience or no. Sex Machine was voted the 34th greatest album of all time in a VH1 poll of over 700 musicians, songwriters, disc jockeys, radio programmersand critics in 2003. […]

mofoking @ RateYourMusic
Sex Machine is poorly edited with an extremely fake sounding audience overdub, but the J.B.’s were so unbelievable hot the albums gross shortcomings are somewhat tolerable. I do have to question why James Brown, of all artists, would shy away from the real deal though. […]

Robert Christgau
After that he could describe his cars for three sides and get away with it (hope this doesn’t give him any bright ideas), but in fact all of what remains is prime JB except for the organ version of “Spinning Wheel” (horn bands will out) and the cover of “If I Ruled the World” (thought he already did). […]

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