James Brown starts the recording of ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ (1967)

James Brown‘s ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ is a live double album (follow-up to his 1963 ‘Live at the Apollo’) recorded on June 24–25, 1967 and released in August 1968 by King.

Track Listing : 1.Introduction To The James Brown Show (James Brown) – 00:31 . 2.Think (Lowman Pauling) – 02:55 . 3.I Wanna Be Around (Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstadt) – 03:11 . 4.James Brown (Thanks) (James Brown) – 01:51 . 5.That’S Life (Vernon Duke, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg) – 04:40 . 6.Kansas City (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 03:52 . 7.Sweet Soul Music (Arthur Conley, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding) – 02:37 . 8.Medley (James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome) – 19:11 . 9.Caravan (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) – 03:19 . 10.Introduction To Star Time! (James Brown) – 00:34 . 11.Medley (James Brown) – 00:42 . 12.Bring It Up (James Brown, Nat Jones) – 04:40 . 13.Try Me Song Review (James Brown, Bob Marley) – 03:13 . 14.Let Yourself Go (James Brown, Bud Hobgood) – 01:42 . 15.There Was A Time Song Review (James Brown, E. Harris, Bud Hobgood) – 08:52 . 16.I Feel All Right (James Brown, Bud Hobgood) – 07:05 . 17.Cold Sweat Song Review (James Brown, Alfred Ellis, Pee Wee Ellis, David Lindup) – 06:02 . 18.Prisoner Of Love Song Review (Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin) – 08:16 . 19.My Girl (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) – 00:23 . 20.Maybe The Last Time (James Brown, Ted Wright) – 04:36 . 21.I Got You (I Feel Good) Song Review (James Brown) – 00:28 . 22.Please, Please, Please Song Review (James Brown, Johnny Terry) – 03:01 . 23.Bring It Up (Finale) (James Brown, Nat Jones) – 01:12

Musicians : James Brown – Vocals . Bobby Byrd – Vocals On (7) . Frankie Crocker – Introduction On (1) . Marva Whitney – Vocals On (2) . Bernard Odum – Bass . Pee Wee Ellis – Organ, Sax (Alto) . John Starks – Drums . Clyde Stubblefield – Drums . Maceo Parker – Sax (Tenor) . Jimmy Nolen – Guitar . Levi Rasbury – Mc, Trombone (Valve) . The James Brown Band – Band . St. Clair Pinckney – Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) . Eldee Williams – Sax (Tenor) . Joe Dupars – Trumpet . Waymon Reed – Trumpet . Richard Jones – Violin . Bobby Bennett – Vocals (Background) . The J.B Dancers – Dancers

Production : Produced By James Brown . George Watley – Engineer . Kevin Reeves – Mastering, Mixing

Recorded On June 24–25, 1967 At Apollo Theater, New York, Ny.

Released In August 1968 By King.

(Source James Brown‘s ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ | Official Site)

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