Monday, August 11

Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown (1965)

"Who could know back in 1965 that James Brown's two-minute King single 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag' would be the start of a musical revolution. The track had a dubious beginning. Brown hadn't recorded for King Records for over a year, partly due to the legal skirmish that surrounded the singer. ... On the session were drummer Melvin Parker, his brother, Maceo Parker, on baritone sax, guitarist Jimmy Nolan, organist/sax player Nat Jones, and the bass line was played by Sam Thomas or Bernard Odum. The horn section included St. Clair Pickney, Joe Dupars, Eldee Williams, Al Clark, Wilmer Milton, Ron Tooley, and Levi Rasbury. Nolan, Maceo Parker, and Pickney would become key players in helping to shape Brown's funky musical version in the coming years. When submitted to Syd Nathan of King Records, the track was over seven minutes long."
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