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James Brown - Live At Home With His Bad Self

James Brown

James Brown - Live At Home With His Bad Self


The 50th anniversary of James Brown’s 1st October, 1969 homecoming concert in Augusta, Georgia, is celebrated with the first-ever release of the complete show, newly mixed and including seven never-before-issued performances.

Now, finally, as James Brown intended: the full Augusta homecoming show with his celebrated 1960s band. Live at Home with His Bad Self is newly mixed from the original analog multi-tracks by Peter A. Barker, whose credits include mixes of live recordings by Jeff Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Babyface, and more. The album’s seven previously unreleased performances include two instrumentals, Lowdown Popcorn and Spinning Wheel, which were re-cut with canned applause for the Sex Machinerelease. Also included is Brown’s then-current hit, World, performed at the concert with a live vocal over a tape of the studio recording’s instrumental arrangement, an unusual move which Brown explains to the audience, while There Was A Time and Mother Popcorn, originally heavily edited on Sex Machine, are doubled in length. Other highlights include an actual live rendition of Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose, Brown’s influential hit from 1968, a title fans will note appears on the Sex Machine album, but may not be aware that version is a studio re-record.


  1.  Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (Live from Augusta, GA, 1969)
  2. James Brown Thanks and Introduction to World (Live from Augusta, GA, 1969)
  3. World
  4. Stage Dialogue
  5. Lowdown Popcorn
  6. Spinning Wheel
  7. If I Ruled the World
  8. Kansas City
  9. Introduction to Startime
  10. I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door I'll Get It Myself)
  11. I Got the Feelin'/Licking Stick-licking Stick
  12. Try Me
  13. There Was a Time
  14. Give It Up Or Turnit a Loose
  15. It's a Man's Man's World
  16. Please, Please, Please
  17. I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
  18. Mother Popcorn

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