Courtesy USA Today
Wanna a phat slab of vintage funk drama?
Just say Please Please Please.
The soundtrack for James Brown biopic Get On Up includes this previously unreleased live cut of Please Please Please recorded on April 23, 1966, at the Fort Homer W. Hosterly Armory in Tampa.
Recorded in Cincinnati for Federal records and originally released in 1956, the tune was Brown's first hit and became a stage signature featuring The Flames' fabled routine in which the singer fakes exhaustion and is led from the stage only to throw off a cape and return to the mike again and again.
It's a Man's Man's Man's World, captured at the same 1966 Tampa show, is also making its debut on Get On Up: The James Brown Story, out July 29. The album's 20 tracks include such Brown classics as Night Train, Out of Sight, I Got You (I Feel Good), Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Cold Sweat and Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine.
Production duo The Underdogs revamped five recordings for the soundtrack.
The film, directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and starring Chadwick Boseman (42), opens Aug. 1. The cast also boasts Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.
Mick Jagger, one of the producers, helped bring the project to fruition and is also producer of the upcoming Alex Gibney documentary Mr. Dynamite: James Brown and the Power of Soul.
Pre-order the soundtrack here.
Get On Up: The James Brown Story track listing
1. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
2. The Payback. Pt. 1
3. Out Of Sight
4. I Got You (I Feel Good)
5. Caldonia +
6. Please Please Please (Live) * +
7. Night Train (Live)
8. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Pt. 1
9. It's A Man's Man's Man's World (Live) * +
10. Cold Sweat, Pt. 1
11. Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1
12. I Got The Feelin' (Live)
13. I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) (Live)
14. Say It Loud-I'm Black And I'm Proud, Pt. 1
15. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (Live)
16. Super Bad (Live)
17. Soul Power (Live)
18. Try Me (Live) +
19. Please Please Please +
20. Get Up Offa That Thing
(All tracks produced by James Brown)
* previously unreleased
+ soundtrack version
Premiere: James Brown's live 'Please Please Please'
Courtesy USA Today
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