James Brown's 1971 Olympia Concert
May 31, 2012 6:38 PM Subscribe
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On March 8, 1971, James Brown
performed at The Olympia in Paris.
Blessedly, there are quality audio recordings. The opening "Brother Rapp"/"Ain't It Funky" medley was chosen for inclusion in the peerless Star Time
4 CD box set. [The smile of satisfaction on the bandleader's face during Phelps Collins' epic guitar solo
proves that the answer was: Why, yes. Yes, it is.
] And the entire concert was finally released by Polydor in 1992 as Love Power Peace
- which occasioned one of those extraordinary Julian Cope reviews
I was talking about.