To honor James Brown on his death anniversary this past Christmas day, I decided to put together my version of a mix dedicated to all things JB! A funny story behind this was when I was on my way to midnight mass with family, playing some James Brown in the car. My mom said all his songs kind of sound the same. I was like, NOOOO they don’t! hahah. So I played one of his jazzy tracks for her, and she was surprised and enjoyed the song. I felt maybe a lot of other people haven’t heard his less known tracks, so this motivated me more to share why I thought he was such a great artist.
Hip-Hop dance was the first style I learned growing up. I really enjoyed the music and as I got older, I became more aware about SAMPLES! It blew my mind that a lot of the hip-hop music I danced to growing up, were a lot of James Brown sampled tracks! I think this is also the reason why locking is so fun to me, is because after discovering a lot of the FUNK though James Brown’s music, I was able to put a dance that felt right when listening to his music.
Anyways here is a whole 2 hour JB medley set. I tried to put something in here for everyone from dancers of any style, to djs and music heads. I couldn’t even find room to put ALL of my favorite JB tracks, (a 2 hour set is long enough! haha). Contains everything from his popular songs, to older/rare stuff. Also included JB related artists, remixes and covers, to a hip-hop sampled section medley, even some salsa and jazzy tracks. It’s no wonder he was the hardest working man in showbiz! There are tons of other James Brown mixes out there that are dope. This mix is my particular approach coming from a dancer’s perspective. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it! JAMES BROWN FOREVER!!!!
TITLE – ARTIST
Check Out Ya Mind (intro) – Sygaire & Defcon
Soulful Christmas – James Brown
Say It Loud / I’m Black And I’m Proud – James Brown
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
I Can’t Stand Myself – James Brown
Mashed Potato Popcorn, Pt. 1-2 – James Brown
Mother Popcorn – James Brown
You’ve Got to Have a Mother for Me – James Brown
Cold Sweat (unreleased alternate cut & false start)- James Brown
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Pts. 1-3 – James Brown
Out of Sight – James Brown
Say Yea Yea – Yvonne Fair
Things Got To Get Better (Get Together) – Marva Whitney w/Lyn Collins & James Brown
I’m Tired, I’m Tired, I’m Tired – Marva Whitney
Rock Me Again & Again – Lyn Collins
The Message From The Soul Sisters, Parts 1 & 2 – Vicki Anderson
You’re Welcome, Stop On By – Vicki Anderson & Bobby Byrd
People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul – James Brown
The Payback – James Brown
Papa Don’t Take No Mess – James Brown
Blues & Pants – James Brown
Pass The Peas – JB’s
My Thang – James Brown
Honky Tonk – Bill Doggett
More Peas – JB’s
Funky Drummer (reprise) – James Brown
Blind Man Can See it (alternate take) – James Brown
You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme Some Bucks and I’ll Be Straight – JB’s
Dolla Bill – Dudley Perkins
You Got It – Rah Digga
I Don’t Know ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff – Slum Village
Supa Shit (ft Jay Dee) – Que-D
Tainted Remix ft. Samiyyah – Slum Village
Fonky President – Pure P
Godfather, Six Step Mix – Soulparlor
Ain’t It Funky – Yosaku
U Got Soul? (Swell’s Power Surge Mix) / I Know You Got Soul – Swing Session/Bobby Byrd
Mind Power (Re-Edit) – James Brown
Get Up Get Into It, Get Involved – James Brown
Get on the Good Foot – James Brown
Sex Machine – James Brown
I Got Ants In My Pants – James Brown
I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing – James Brown
I’m A Greedy Man – James Brown
Body Heat – James Brown
Blow Your Head (alternate) – JB’s
Since You’ve Been Gone ft. Bobby Byrd – James Brown
Give It Up, Turn It Loose (reprise) – James Brown
Here We Come, Here We Go, Here We Are – JB’s
For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes – James Brown
I’m Satisfied – James Brown
Superbad – James Brown
I Got The Feelin / I Got The Feelin (Live) – James Brown
I refuse to lose – James Brown
Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself and You Be Yours – JB’s
Tighten Up (break) – Maceo Parker & The Macks
Popcorn – East of Underground
It’s Your $ – James Brown
Goliath – James Brown
Can’t Take It with You – James Brown
Turn Me Loose, I’m Dr. Feelgood – James Brown
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
I Feel Good (Alternate) – James Brown
Uncle – James Brown
Let it Be Me (ft. Lyn Collins) – James Brown
It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World (Soul On Top Version) – James Brown
I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On) – James Brown
Soul Power – Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Mama’s got a brand new bag – Joss Stone
Mag-Poo – Maceo And All The King’s Men Things & Do – JB’s
Diggin’ on James Brown – Tower of Power
The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow / Sunny – Kay Robinson/James Brown
Download this mix with each song split by track number:
*NOTE: If it doesn’t sound like it’s not mixing right in iTunes:
1. Check to see if you have the track order correctly.
2. Highlight all the tracks in iTunes and right-click > Get Info > Options and make sure you have “Gapless Album” selected as YES, and “Remember Position” as NO. If it still sounds funny, shoot me an email.
Otherwise, you can always just download the whole mix as a single mp3 file through the player below.
11 comments on “Dynamite Soul (A James Brown Tribute Mix)”
I grew up dancing in the late 70’s and never realized just how awesome James Brown was. Never knew many of the funky tracks in here were his!! So I can see where your mom was coming from. I’ve got such an appreciation of his great talent much too late. Better late than never! Thanks for this treasure! It’s time to dance ALL NIGHT LONG!!
THANK YOU! This is sooooo dope! Great blog and mix. Peace.
thanks for the support! much appreciated!
To JB and Marva
show de bola.
je cherche les titres des chanson!
salut dynamite soul je cherche les titres du roi J.B sur votre cite!
i can't play it, help!