James Brown’s “Live at the Apollo” was recorded at the Apollo Theater on October 24, 1962 and released by King Records in May 1963. It is considered one of the most incredible live performances ever recorded. The cover art depicts the Theatre and was created by Dan Quest.
In 2012, the album was ranked number 24 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2004, it was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. In 1998, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Introduction to James Brown and The Famous Flames (by Fats Gonder)
I’ll Go Crazy
I Don’t Mind
Medley: Please, Please, Please/You’ve Got the Power/I Found Someone/Why Do You Do Me/I Want You So Bad/I Love You, Yes I Do/Strange Things Happen/Bewildered/Please, Please, Please
James Brown – lead vocals
Bobby Byrd – baritone/bass vocals (and keyboards on “Lost Someone”)
Bobby Bennett – first tenor vocals
Lloyd Stallworth – second tenor vocals
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