James Brown - Sex Machine Today - Limited Edition 180 Gram LP
Limited Edition 180 Gram 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.
1. SEX MACHINE PART I AND PART II 12:05
2. I FEEL GOOD 3:05
3. PROBLEMS 2:49
4. DEAD ON IT 13:10
5. GET UP OFF OF ME 3:59
6. DEEP IN IT 7:31
Personnel and credits:
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.