The full 1987 CD release of live performances James Brown did at the Apollo Theater in 1967. The timeline is below and in the video.
Live at the Apollo is a live album by James Brown and the Famous Flames, recorded at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and released in 1963. The album is included in Robert Christgau's "Basic Record Library" of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981). In 2003, the album was ranked number 25 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
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The Apollo Theater, New York, NY. Submit Corrections. An astonishing record of James and the Flames tearing the roof off the sucker at the mecca of R&B theatres, New York's Apollo. When King Records owner Syd Nathan refused to fund the recording, thinking it commercial folly, Brown single-mindedly proceeded anyway, paying for it out of his own pocket. He had been out on the road night after night for a while, and he knew that the magic that was part and parcel of a James Brown show was something no record had ever caught.
Publish date: Nov 16, 2009. Updated on. Dec 13, 2018. James Brown records breakthrough Live at the Apollo album. James Brown began his professional career at a time when rock and roll was opening new opportunities for black artists to connect with white audiences. But the path he took to fame did not pass through Top 40 radio or through The Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand.
Live At The Apollo Tracklist. 2. I'll Go Crazy Lyrics. 3. Try Me by James Brown & The Famous Flames Lyrics. Recorded at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City on 24 October, 1962, James Brown and the Famous Flames played to an eager crowd and made one of the greatest live albums of all time. Syd Nathan, the boss at King Records, saw the idea of a live album as a big gamble and vetoed the project, forcing Brown to bankroll the performance himself. Browns adamance paid off and the album sold millions of copies by word of mouth. Radio DJ’s played the album on air in it’s entirety which, still to this day, is highly unusual
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Brown personally funded the recording of his Wednesday night show at The Apollo on October 24th, 1962. He and the Flames had been there all week already, and Brown was counting on the raucous crowds who showed for amateur night to give him the kind of support he knew Nathan couldn't ignore. For his part, Nathan had reluctantly sent one of his people to supervise the recording, but could hardly have expected it to result in this album.
Brown’s album releases, however, had sold poorly, moving only 5,000 to 10,000 copies. Brown was convinced the concert recording would be a hit. His band The Famous Flames were red-hot from years of one-nighters, and his dynamic stage presence could whip audiences into a frenzy. So Brown funded the recording and hired out the Apollo Theater for a night at the end of a five-day stand. It also led many other acts to issue live recordings in the years to follow (and Brown to record three more live albums at the Apollo). It’s a burning cauldron of energy rich with sizzling and stunning musicianship and commanding, impassioned singing that every popular music fan should not just hear but have in their collection.