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INA Archives 1981

James Brown Live in Paris INA Archives 1981


It was in 1981 when the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, made his great comeback on the international stage. In the two preceding decades, he had completely redrawn the landscape of American music, helping to turn soul into a worldwide phenomenon before shifting its momentum towards funk with just a few tweaks on the rhythm. He was an artist of urgency speaking to a contemporary audience at a time of rapid change and fluctuating tensions. Yet, the late 70s saw a commercial decline in his style of funk, with key sidemen Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and more leaving him to join the more successful Parliament-Funkadelic collective. Brown was still an icon, but he struggled to achieve the same mainstream pull as before. 

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  • James Brown | Singer


  • Susaye Brown / James Brown / Henry Stallings, Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)
  • George Jackson / Walter Shaw / Brad Shapiro / Robert Miller, It's Too Funky in Here
  • James Brown / Betty Jean Newsome, It's A Man's Man's Man's World
  • James Brown, Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
  • James Brown / Bobby Byrd / Ron Lenhoff, Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine


  • Production date: 1981
  • Production: © Antenne 2 (A2) - Paris
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