James Brown – The Big Payback [1972]

How can we be talking music without a James Brown track?! One of the heaviest funk beasts on Brown’s catalogue, gone are the gospel riffs and vocals and in comes a fucking monster slice of funk. The whole Payback album was slated to be a soundtrack for a Blaxploitation film, Hell Up In Harlem but the director rejected it claiming it wasnt “James Brown” enough. Ironically, its one of Browns most critically acclaimed works and remains a landmark funk album with the title track being the one of the most sampled tracks in history. He was the Godfather for a reason, give this a listen to get an idea why. JB Perfection.


One Response

  1. got this sucker on wax, classic!

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