James Brown: Star Time (1991)

james brown star timeBy Scott Goldfine

James “Soul Brother No. 1” Brown’s illustrious career is highlighted on the comprehensive four-CD box set “Star Time.” The package covers the influential entertainer’s first hit (“Please, Please, Please”) in 1956 through his 1960s and 1970s peak to his 1980s revival.

Several previously unreleased alternative takes and an extensive 60-page booklet make this an exciting, indispensable tribute.

GRADE: A

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