James Brown’s ‘The Payback’

James Brown’s ‘The Payback’ is his fortieth studio (and only album to be certified gold) album released in December 1973 by Polydor Records.

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Track Listing : 1.The Payback (James Brown, Fred Wesley, John “Jabo” Starks) – 07:39 . 2.Doing The Best I Can (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) – 07:42 . 3.Take Some…Leave Some (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) – 08:33 . 4.Shoot Your Shot (James Brown) – 08:09 . 5.Forever Suffering (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) – 05:52 . 6.Time Is Running Out Fast (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) – 12:47 . 7.Stone To The Bone (James Brown) – 10:14 . 8.Mind Power (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) – 12:04

Musicians : James Brown – Lead Vocals, Electric Piano . St. Clair Pinckney – Flute . Maceo Parker – Flute . Darryl “Hasaan” Jamison – Trumpet . Jerone “Jasaan Sanford” Melson – Trumpet . Isiah “Ike” Oakley – Trumpet . Fred Wesley – Trombone . Hearlon “Cheese” Martin – Guitar . Jimmy Nolen – Guitar . Fred Thomas – Bass . John Starks – Drums . John Morgan – Percussion . Charts[Edit]

Production : Produced By James Brown Bob Both – Engineer . Lowell Dorn – Engineer

Package : Alan Leeds – Liner Notes

Recorded In February–October 1973.

Released In December 1973 By Polydor Records.

 James Brown

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Puluche
A personal favorite is “Take Some, Leave Some.” They could have a link to this song under the definition of funk on dictionary.com. The use of brass instruments in this song helped the overall lacking instrumental side of this album […]

Sputnikmusic.com
Well, James Brown …. knew what REAL funk was. And this, one of his finest recording achievements, is the benchmark by which all subsequent records labeled ‘funk’ must be measured by. […]

The Inquistor
James Brown comes right out of the corner swinging for The Payback’s title track, maybe the hardest hitting cut in his entire catalogue. It’s seven and a half minutes of taut, mean, rhythmic destruction. […]

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James Brown’s ‘The Payback’

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