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Jazzin’ James Brown

Jazzin’ James Brown

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global funk chart, 1st in the global vinyl chart, 2nd in the global jazz chart, 2nd in the global groove chart and 4th in the global soul chart.

Celebrating 85 years James Brown (born May 3, 1933). This tribute might be uncommon but I didn’t want to re-do the ever same compilations about the Godfather Of Soul. JB was inspired by Jazz pioneers like Louis Jordan & Jimmy Smith and he was an inspiration to some Jazz musicians himself. Of course some tunes are plain FUNK but I bet you don’t blame me for that. Some nice cover versions & tributes also made it in here. You'll see.

Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater • African Music Machine • James Brown (at the organ) • Grant Green • James Taylor Quartet • James Brown & The Louie Bellson Orchestra • Mongo Santamaría • John Wagner Coalition • The James Brown Band • Quincy Jones • Lou Donaldson • Tower Of Power • Les Watson And The Panthers • Jimmy McGriff • Christian McBride • Aretha Franklin • The Mar-Keys • Stevie Wonder and finally James Brown himself again with a 1976 remake of his classic TRY ME (1959). Mr. Brown died on christmas morning 2006. Never to be forgotten!

E-N-J-O-Y !!!


The Soul Preacher

Thanks Luiz !

The Soul Preacher

01 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Sex Machine
02 African Music Machine - Mr. Brown
03 James Brown (at the organ) - Oh Baby Don‘t You Weep
04 Grant Green - I Don‘t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I‘ll Get It Myself)
05 James Taylor Quartet - In The Middle
06 James Brown & The Louie Bellson Orchestra - I Need Your Key
07 Mongo Santamaría - Cold Sweat
08 John Wagner Coalition - Fat Wood
09 The James Brown Band - Fat Soul
10 Quincy Jones - Papa‘s Got A Brand New Bag
11 Lou Donaldson - Say It Loud I‘m Black And I‘m Proud
12 Tower Of Power - Diggin’ On James Brown
13 Les Watson And The Panthers - Mother Popcorn
14 Jimmy McGriff - Ain‘t It Funky Now
15 Christian McBride - Gettin‘ To It
16 Aretha Franklin - Money Won‘t Change You
17 The Mar-Keys - ‚Dear James‘ Medley: A.) I‘ll Go Crazy B.) Papa‘s Got A Brand New Bag C.) I Got You D.) Good Loving E.) Night Train
18 Stevie Wonder - Please Please Please
19 James Brown - Try Me 1976


very good work !
the mix ... comments, all

The Soul Preacher

Thank you. I enjoy it all. I wonder why so few DJs give side information, because it doubles the fun.


Love it.

The Soul Preacher

Thank you !!!

The Tempest

Perfect selections... I really enjoyed the JB instrumentals you chose. The Mar-Keys was a new one for me. Just loved the whole thing. Thanks!

The Soul Preacher

Thank you! YES, these are really and truly great!

The Soul Preacher

So hotta :-)

The Soul Preacher

Glad you enjoyed the mix so much!


Dancing with my vacuum cleaner doing the house:)

The Soul Preacher

Don’t tell your people. They might play it every day. :-)


This is a great TREAT!. Jabs had groove and rhythm in his blood. Thanks for sharing!


Seriously Groovy. I dare anyone to sit still!

The Soul Preacher

There you say something, Al. Thank you kindly. I'm using your comment to remember drummer John "JABO" Starks, who sadly passed away on May 1, 2018. He was the original drummer of Sex Machine, Super Bad, Get It Together and so many more hits. I just watched this drum tutorial of him and thought what a nice and talented guy he was. This video really is a TREAT: