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By James Brown

Voice, piano and guitar chords - Difficulty: medium
By James Brown. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook. Funk and R&B. Songbook. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, introductory text and black & white photos. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.306004).

Item Number: HL.306004

ISBN 0793539110. 9x12 inches.

20 classics, including: Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine, Pt. 1 * I Got You (I Feel Good) * Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Pt. 1 * Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud), Pt. 1 * and more. Also includes a biography, discography, and photos!

  • Get Up Offa That Thing 
  • Get Up (I Feel Like Being) A Sex Machine 
  • Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1 
  • Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose 
  • Make It Funky, Pt. 1 
  • Try Me 
  • Cold Sweat, Pt. 1 
  • Get On The Good Foot 
  • Papa Don't Take No Mess, Pt. 1 
  • The Payback 
  • Call Me Super Bad, Pts. 1 & 2 
  • Hot Pants, Pt. 1 
  • I Got The Feelin' 
  • Think 
  • Licking Stick - Licking Stick 
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) 
  • It's A Man's Man's Man's World 
  • Papa's Got a Brand New Bag 
  • Please, Please, Please 
  • Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 1

    Phat Funk
    Difficulty Level:
  • February 28, 2012 Phat Funk Oh Please

    Just listen to the records. I have found better transcriptions by professionals.

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  • 3

    Shawn Chittle
    Seattle, WA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 27, 2000 Great material, poorly arranged, edited

    I love James Brown and and as a guitarist I am presenting that point of view. There is so much of James Brown's guitar work that is riffs, quick little bits and fills, and no piano/vocal/chord book can capture that. This book should be re-edited with...

    tablature added. Some of the songs don't even put the chord diagrams above the music staff, rather leaving you to figure out what (Eb7sus4) and other odd-chords are. But this book is a good intro to the work that James Brown did, and with a little work you can follow along fairly well. The lyrics are pretty accurate, although they don't get them 100% correct. There is a great histoy of the artist at the beginning, although they choose a poor font which is not very legible. Some good photos (and the cover image is great). All in all, worth $15, but "The Godfather of Soul" and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business" deserves better.

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  • 5

    P. B. Earl Jones
    Macon Georgia
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  • June 30, 2000 Hardest Working Book in show business

    So perhaps there's something a bit silly about arranging the god-father of soul's funky jams for piano, but this book pulls it off admirably. This is the kind of stuff you can play with your band, or just as a keyboard solo, if you have some cool...

    sounds programmed in. All of the songs are great.

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