"It's A Man's Man's Man's World" - James Brown Live 4.23.1966 [SoundCloud Audio Stream + Lyrics]

Kara Bertoncini

by Kara Bertoncini

Published July 24, 2014

Leading up to the release of this summer's highly anticipated, Get On Up: The James Brown Story, Universal Music has shared a never-before-released live recording of James Brown singing "It's A Man's Man's Man's World." This stunningly soulful performance was recorded on April 23, 1966 at Tampa, Florida's Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory. This track and "Please Please Please" -- which was performed at the same concert -- are two of the previously unreleased recordings that will be heard in the film.

As soon as the first five notes lead into the downward melody of the saxophone, the audience passionately cries out for Brown. The live performance, which goes for over five minutes, has a much more full sound than the original recording. It even features extended lyrics, as Brown continues to express how a man's world would not be the same without a woman in it. Even though the live version is so raw and spine-tingling, the absence of the strings from the original recording is quite apparent.

Brown is known as the Godfather of Soul, and we here at Zumic cannot wait for the movie based on his incredible life to be in theaters. The motion picture soundtrack is available for pre-order on Amazon and has many of Brown's top hits on it. It will be released for purchase on July 29 and the movie will be in theaters nationwide on August 1.

For upcoming music and reviews on Get On Up, tune to James Brown's Zumic artist page for all the details.


Source: Universal Music Enterprises SoundCloud

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