(It's Not The Express) It's The J.B.'s Monaurail (8:16)
Here We Come, Here We Go, Here We Are (4:30)
All Aboard The Soul Funky Train (4:33)
Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself & You Be Yours (9:46)
Taurus, Aires & Leo (6:36)
Things & Do (5:18)
Review: Destination 1975: funk is leaning back limbo style to let disco flourish and the fourth LP from James Brown's clam-tight backing troupe is a fine example of just how the two styles flexed. Still heavy with the tight jams, big breaks and firing horn blow-outs but laced with a little disco shine and orchestration in places, it's a fine snapshot of the 70s headiest musical crossroads. The slippery guitars and slinky bass on "Taurus, Aires & Leo", the far-away jazzy textures of "Transmograpfication" and their own fly response to BT Express "The JB's Monaurail" are just some of the many highlights on this fusion-focused album.
When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can (Complete take)
Review: In 1969, Bootsy Collins and his band were asked to record a demo for James Brown, who was looking for a new backing combo. As history proves, the recording they provided met with the Godfather of Soul's approval and the J.B's were born. This essential CD from Now-Again Records presents that demo recording, "Don't Mess On My Thing", for the first time. It's as heavy and energetic as you'd expect, though if anything the two accompanying unreleased tracks are even better. There's the deeper, jazzier warmth of "The Wedge" - all glistening guitar solos, low-slung grooves and fluid electric piano solos - and the complete take of "When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can", a 22-minute, jammed-out medley of two songs that's little less than incredible.
Review: A very special document right here! A document many didn't believe existed until Now Again announced it. These Are The JB's charts the moment where Brown met Bootsy and invited him in the studio for a session. Recorded but shelved, the LP carries all the hallmarks and roots DNA of funk as we know it. Tight, teasing and full of surprises, anyone who enjoys modern music should know about this record. But they probably won't... Only 3000 copies are being pressed!