Friday, September 29, 2017

Full Show Friday: James Brown at The Ritz 1986

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...James Brown!

Occasionally for our Full Show Friday series RtBE decides to dedicate the month to certain topics like showcasing random years, say 1979,  or unique live venues, like CBGB's. Sometimes we combine both like Bonnaroo 2014. This month we are focusing on live shows from the historic NYC Venue Webster Hall aka The Ritz. Enjoy!

RtBE have enjoyed many a concert at the famed Webster Hall or as it was known in the 80's, The Ritz and a few weeks ago the club played host to it's last show for sometime as it will be undergoing a long renovation. To celebrate the illustrious venue we will be dedicating September's Full Show Friday's to the club, highlighting some amazing performances. 

Well we started this month's Webster Hall/Ritz showcase with the amazing Prince, and we end the showcase month with the man who he loved and emulated, James Brown. January 1986 saw Brown back in the spotlight after his performance of "Living In America" in Rocky 4 (the robot from the film does an intro here) and while we here at RtBE have never ever let JB leave out ears for long it is great to see him back and riding high here (perhaps in more ways than one).

While this isn't our favorite show from The Godfather of Soul (for that check THIS out) it is still great to see him (along with Maceo Parker and that crazy tuxedo) play and in the famed small venue as well. We hope enjoyed this monthly showcase, we sure did. Pro-shot, Pro-sound full setlist below, Enjoy!

James Brown - Full Concert
Recorded Live: 1/26/1986 - Ritz (New York, NY)

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0:00:00 - Robot Introduction
0:02:21 - Maceo Parker Instrumental
0:09:31 - Hot Pants Road
0:16:03 - James Brown Introduction / Give It Up Or Turn It Loose
0:22:02 - It's Too Funky In Here
0:26:14 - Doing It To Death
0:33:07 - Try Me
0:37:45 - Georgia On My Mind
0:43:18 - There's No Business Like Show Business / Cold Sweat
0:47:16 - (I Got You) I Feel Good
0:50:04 - Please, Please, Please / Jam (Till Your Body Gets Busted)
0:59:42 - Super Bad
1:04:23 - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
1:08:24 - Jam (Till Your Body Gets Busted) Reprise
1:13:08 - Living In America
1:26:34 - Band Exit


  1. James Brown is a musical legend and this concert is beautiful, his deep baritone voice does wonders to your heart and ears, i cant get enough!

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