James Brown & The Famous Flames

Also known as Famous Flames, The, Flames, The, James Brown, James Brown & His Famous Flames, James Brown & The Famous Blue Flames, James Brown And Famous Flames, James Brown And His Famous Flames, James Brown And The Fabulous Flames, James Brown And The Famous Flames, James Brown And The Flames, James Brown at the Organ, James Brown Presents His Band, James Brown With The Famous Flames, James Brown With The Flames, James Brown, His Famous Flames, James Brown, The Famous Flames
Members of James Brown & The Famous Flames: "Baby" Lloyd Stallworth, Bill Hollings, Bobby Bennett (2), Bobby Byrd, J.W. Archer, James Brown, Johnny Terry, Louis Madison, Nafloyd Scott, Nashpendle Knox, Sylvester Keels, Willie Johnson (2)
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Famous_Flames, http://www.soul-patrol.com/funk/career.htm, https://www.facebook.com/thefamousflamesbysandibennett, http://www.whosampled.com/The-Flamous-Flames/, http://www.allmusic.com/artist/james-brown-his-famous-flames-mn0000128676

Discography of James Brown & The Famous Flames:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Ain't That A Groove 2 Audio 1966 King Records (3)
2 Night Train 2 Audio 1964 Sue Records
3 There Was A Time / I Can't Stand Myself 2 Audio 1968 King Records (3)
4 Bring It Up / Nobody Knows 2 Audio 1967 King Records (3)
5 Cold Sweat 12 Audio Polydor
6 I Got You (I Feel Good) 2 Audio 1965 King Records (3)
7 Cold Sweat 2 Audio 1967 King Records (3)
8 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag 2 Audio 1965 King Records (3)
9 Baby, You're Right / I'll Never, Never Let You Go 2 Audio 1961 King Records (3)
10 Have Mercy Baby / Just Won't Do Right (I Stay In The Chapel Every Night) 2 Audio 1964 King Records (3)
11 The Christmas Song 2 Audio 1966 King Records (3)
12 Kansas City / Stone Fox 2 Audio 1967 King Records (3)
13 Please, Please, Please 2 Audio Federal Records (2)
14 Again / How Long Darling 2 Audio 1964 King Records (3)
15 Lost Someone / I'll Go Crazy 2 Audio 1966 King Records (3)
16 Night Train / Why Does Everything Happen To Me 2 Audio 1962 King Records (3)
17 I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) / There Was A Time 2 Audio Polydor
18 Licking Stick - Licking Stick 2 Audio 1968 King Records (3)
19 I Got The Feelin' / If I Ruled The World 2 Audio 1968 King Records (3)
20 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag 2 Audio 1965
21 Cold Sweat 12 Audio 1983
22 Cold Sweat 2 Audio 1967 Polydor
23 Don't Be A Drop-Out / Tell Me That You Love Me 2 Audio 1966 King Records (3)
24 Greatest Hits Vol. 2 12 Audio 1968 Polydor
25 Stand Up And Be Counted / My Lonely Hour 2 Audio 1971 People Records
26 James Brown 12 Audio Polydor
27 I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me 12 Audio 2007 UM³/USM Japan
28 I Got The Feelin' 12 Audio 2007 UM³/USM Japan
29 Don't Be A Drop Out 2 Audio 1966 Pye International
30 King Of Soul 9 Audio Polydor
31 Cold Sweat 12 Audio 1967-09-12 King Records (3)
32 I Got The Feelin' / If I Ruled The World 2 Audio Polydor
33 The Bells / I've Got To Change 2 Audio 1963 King Records (3)
34 There Was A Time 2 Audio 1969 Polydor
35 America Is My Home 2 Audio 1968 King Records (3)
36 Please, Please, Please 16 Audio 1988 Sing
37 Let Yourself Go / Good Rockin' Tonight 2 Audio 1967 King Records (3)
38 James Brown Sings Christmas Songs 12 Audio 1966-11-00 King Records (3)
39 I Can't Stand Myself / There Was A Time 2 Audio Polydor
40 I Loves You Porgy / Yours And Mine 2 Audio 1965 Bethlehem Records
41 King Of Soul "I Got A Feelin" 10 Audio 1968 Polydor
42 Get It Together 2 Audio 1967 King Records (3)
43 Kansas City / Stone Fox 2 Audio 1967 Delta (8)
44 I Got The Feelin' 12 Audio Polydor
45 Cold Sweat 12 Audio 2003-10-01 Polydor
46 I Got The Feelin' 12 Audio 1990-09-01 Polydor
47 Kansas City 2 Audio 1967 Durium
48 Please, Please, Please 16 Audio 2003-08-06 Polydor
49 Try Me! 16 Audio 2003-08-06 Polydor
50 Think! 12 Audio 2003-08-06 Polydor


James Brown and changing cast of back-up musicians, singers and dancers. The group played gospel and rhythm & blues, playing at juke joints, and later when they became better known, they performed at various colleges.

Prior to their first recording, "Please, Please, Please", The Famous Flames were billed simply as The Flames, and Brown himself was billed as a member of the group. In later concerts and recordings Brown and the group were billed as James Brown and The Famous Flames, or sometimes as James Brown and His Famous Flames.

During the earliest phase of the Flames' career, before they had a recording contract, each member of the group played an instrument; Bobby Byrd played the piano, while Brown himself played drums. However, in later years (aside from the brief exception of guitarist Nafloyd Scott) The Famous Flames consisted specifically of the singers who backed Brown, not the instrumentalists in his band. (During the 50s and 60s the band was billed separately as the James Brown Band, the James Brown Orchestra, or The Poets depending on the context.) Brown and the Flames' record label King Records contributed to the confusion on this point by crediting the vocal group on the printed labels of James Brown singles such as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" that did not actually feature them.


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