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Godfatha's Album Discography 1959 to 1986

The recording career of James Brown started on February 4th, 1956 with "Please, Please, Please" (one year to the day before I was born!), and was released on March 3rd, 1956. Over his career, he has made 83 million sellers! Some songs have sold over 15 million over time! Between 1967 and 1969 alone, he recorded 16 albums and released singles at a faster pace! He continues to record, his latest is a fourth Live at the Apollo album!

The  following is a discography during his years recording for King and Polydor Records.

YearAlbum TitleRecord LabelRecord Number
1959Please, Please, PleaseKingK610
1959Try MeKingK635
1960ThinkKingK683
1961The Amazing James BrownKingK743
1961James Brown Presents His Band / Night TrainKingK771
1962Shout and ShimmyKingK780
1962JB and his Famous Flames Tour the USAKingK804
1963Live at the ApolloKingK826
1963Prisoner of LoveKingK851
1964Pure Dynamite: Live at the RoyalKingK883
1964Showtime SmashS67054
1964Please, Please, Please (Reissue of K635)KingK909
1964Grits and SoulSmashS67057
1964The Unbeatable James Brown/16 Hits (Reissue of K635)KingK919
1965Papa's Got A Brand New BagKingK938
1966I Got You (I Feel Good)KingK946
1966JB Plays JB Today & YesterdaySmashS67072
1966Mighty InstrumentalsKingK961
1966JB Plays New Breed (The Boo-Ga-Loo)SmashS67080
1966It's A Man's, Man's, Man's WorldKingK985
1966Christmas SongsKingK1010
1966Handful of SoulSmashS67084
1967The James Brown StorySmashS67087
1967Raw SoulKingK1016
1967JB Plays The Real ThingSmashS67093
1967Live at the GardenKingK1018
1967Cold SweatKingK1020
1968JB Presents His Show of TomorrowKingK1024
1968I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)KingK1030
1968I Got The Feelin'KingK1031
1968JB Plays Nothing But SoulKingK1034
1968Live at the Apollo (Double Album)KingK1022
1968JB Sings Out of Sight (Reissue of S67058)SmashS67109
1968Thinking About Little Willie & A Few Nice ThingsKingK1038
1968A Soulful ChristmasKingK1040
1969Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm ProudKingK1047
1969Gettin' Down To ItKingK1051
1969The PopcornKingK1055
1969It's A MotherKingK1063
1970Ain't It FunkyKingK1092
1970Soul On TopKingK1100
1970It's A New Day - Let A Man Come InKingK1095
1970Sex Machine (Double Album)KingK1115
1970Hey, AmericaKingK1124
1971Super BadKingK1127
1971Sho Is Funky Down HereKingK1110
1971Hot PantsPolydorPD4054
1971Revolution of the Mind (Live at the Apollo) Volume 3PolydorPD3003
1972Soul ClassicsPolydorPD5401
1972There It IsPolydorPD5028
1972Get On The Good Foot (Double Album)PolydorPD3004
1973Black Caesar (Soundtrack)PolydorPD6014
1973Slaughter's Big Rip-off (Soundtrack)PolydorPD6015
1973Soul Classics Volume 2PolydorPD5402
1974The Payback (Double Album)PolydorPD3007
1974HellPolydorPD9001
1975RealityPolydorPD6039
1975Sex Machine TodayPolydorPD6042
1975Everybody's Doin' the Hustle & Dead on the Double BumpPolydorPD6054
1976HotPolydorPD6059
1976Sex Machine Live (Double Album - Reissue of K1115)PolydorPD9004
1976Get up Offa That ThingPolydorPD6071
1976BodyheatPolydorPD6093
1977Mutha's NaturePolydorPD6111
1978Jam 1980'sPolydorPD6140
1978The Fabulous James Brown (Double Album)HRB RecordsHRB1004
1979Take A Look At Those CakesPolydorPD6181
1979The Original Disco ManPolydorPD6212
1980PeoplePolydorPD6258
1980Hot On The One (Double Album)PolydorPD6290
1980Live & Lowdown at the Apollo Volume 1 (Reissue of K826)Solid SmokeSS8006
1980Soul SyndromeTKTK615
1981Nonstop!PolydorPD6318
1981Can Your Heart Stand ItSolid SmokeSS8013
1981Live In New York (Double Album - Live at Studio 54)Audio Fidelity
1981The Best of James BrownPolydorPD6340
1983Bring It OnChurchill/Augusta SoundCAS22001
1984Ain't That A Groove - The JB Story 1966-69Polydor422-821231-1
1984Doin' It To Death - The JB Story 1970-73Polydor422-821232-1
1985Dead On The Heavy Funk 74-76Polydor422-827439-1
1985The CD of JB: Sex Machine & Other Soul ClassicsPolydor432-825714-2
1986Live at the Apollo, Volume 2, Part 1 (Reissue of K1022)RhinoRNLP-217
1986Live at the Apollo, Volume 2, Part 2 (Reissue of K1022)RhinoRNLP-218

There are many more albums and compilations that are not included in the list. The best is probably the "Star Time" 4 CD box set on Polydor Records which chronicles his career.




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