James Brown – Sex Machine Today – LP

James Brown - Sex Machine Today - LP

James Brown – Sex Machine Today – LP

Elemental Music presents a 180 gram LP reissue of Sex Machine
Today, a 1975 album released by the Godfather of Soul on the
Polydor label. It is considered one of his best works of that decade, as it takes the core James Brown sound of the “Sex Machine”
generation, and serves it up with a tighter mid 70’s funkier flavor. Fred Wesley is still very firmly at the helm of the band — and there’s a power here that’s equal to the later JB’s work on the Breakin’ Bread album. The grooves are nicely free of the “fast funk”
syndrome that would creep into James’ work a few years later.

The LP includes a 12-minute remake of “Sex Machine” that’s worth the price on the album alone. Without a doubt, a great funky LP plenty of funkiness to go around, and super DJ-friendly to open the wilder funky sets.

SIDE A:

01. SEX MACHINE PART I AND PART II 12:05
02. I FEEL GOOD 3:05
03. PROBLEMS 2:49

SIDE B:

04. DEAD ON IT 13:10
05. GET UP OFF OF ME 3:59
06. DEEP IN IT 7:31

JAMES BROWN –MINISTER OF NEW NEW SUPER HEAVY FUNK

James Brown: Lead vocals, clavinet
Fred Wesley: Background vocals, trombone
Hilda Harris/Maeretha Stewart/Tasha Thomas: Female backing vocals
Maceo Parker/Jimmy Parker: Alto saxophone
St. Clair Pinckney/Joe Farrell: Tenor saxophone
Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis: Baritone saxophone
Russell Crimes/Lew Soloff/Marvin Stamm: Trumpet
Joe Beck/Hearlon Martin/Jimmy Nolen/Cornell Dupree: Guitar
Fred Thomas/Wilbur Bascomb: Bass
Charles Sherrell: Clavinet
John Starks/Jimmy Madison/John Morgan: Drums
Johnny Griggs: Percussion

Arranged by James Brown and Fred Wesley
Produced by Charles Bobbitt and James Brown
Engineer: Bob Both
Assistant Engineers: Major Little and David Stone
Recorded and Mixed January/February 1975 at Sound Ideas Studios, New York, New York & A & R Recording, New York, New York Production Supervision: Bob Both and Fred Wesley Illustration: Roger Hyssen