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Please, Please, Please

James Brown

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James Brown and His Famous Flames scored an R&B Top Ten hit in 1956 with "Please, Please, Please," but Brown's next nine singles for Federal Records flopped. It was the next, "Try Me," his third single of 1958, that finally scored. That was when King Records (Federal's parent label) assembled this, Brown's debut album, out of some of those singles sessions. You can hear the sound of a group and its enthusiastic singer looking for a hit, sometimes in the rock & roll of "Chonnie-On-Chon" (1957) or the 1956 B-side "I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On," sometimes by remaking "Please, Please, Please" under another name, such as "I Don't Know" (1956), sometimes by tackling Coasters-like novelty material such as "That Dood It" (1958), sometimes by aping the smooth Sam Cooke, as on the 1958 B-side "That's When I Lost My Heart," and once by rewriting "My Bonnie (Lies Over the Ocean)" as the 1958 B-side "Baby Cries over the Ocean." Only the two hits were really memorable, but the album presented the sound of a major star-to-be in search of his sound.

© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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1
Please, Please, Please (Single Version)
00:02:46

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - Johnny Terry, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1956 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Chonnie-On-Chon
00:02:12

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist - Scott Byrd, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1956 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Hold My Baby's Hand
00:02:13

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - SMITH, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist - Scott Addison, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1956 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On
00:02:35

RALPH BASS, Producer - Knox, ComposerLyricist - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist - Scott Addison, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1956 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Just Won't Do Right
00:02:35

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1957 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Baby Cries Over The Ocean
00:02:36

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1958 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
I Don't Know
00:02:48

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - Johnny Terry, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1956 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Tell Me What I Did Wrong (Single Version)
00:02:24

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1958 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Try Me (Single Version)
00:02:33

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - Andy Gibson, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1958 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
That Dood It
00:02:28

Rudolph Toombs, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - McCoy, ComposerLyricist - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1957 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Begging Begging
00:02:55

Julius Dixon, ComposerLyricist - JAMES BROWN, Producer - Rudolph Toombs, ComposerLyricist - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1958 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
I Walked Alone
00:02:44

RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist - Nashpendle Knox, ComposerLyricist - Nafloyd Scott, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1957 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
No No No No
00:02:15

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1956 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
That's When I Lost My Heart
00:02:51

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1958 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Let's Make It
00:02:27

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1957 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Love Or A Game
00:02:15

JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - RALPH BASS, Producer - James Brown & The Famous Flames, MainArtist

℗ 1957 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album review

James Brown and His Famous Flames scored an R&B Top Ten hit in 1956 with "Please, Please, Please," but Brown's next nine singles for Federal Records flopped. It was the next, "Try Me," his third single of 1958, that finally scored. That was when King Records (Federal's parent label) assembled this, Brown's debut album, out of some of those singles sessions. You can hear the sound of a group and its enthusiastic singer looking for a hit, sometimes in the rock & roll of "Chonnie-On-Chon" (1957) or the 1956 B-side "I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On," sometimes by remaking "Please, Please, Please" under another name, such as "I Don't Know" (1956), sometimes by tackling Coasters-like novelty material such as "That Dood It" (1958), sometimes by aping the smooth Sam Cooke, as on the 1958 B-side "That's When I Lost My Heart," and once by rewriting "My Bonnie (Lies Over the Ocean)" as the 1958 B-side "Baby Cries over the Ocean." Only the two hits were really memorable, but the album presented the sound of a major star-to-be in search of his sound.

© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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