As the official Universal music site UDiscoverMusic reports, James Brown’s 1986 compilation In The Jungle Groove is to be released in a 2-LP clear translucent vinyl limited edition on October 27.
The new format is being issued in honor of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and brings together many of the Godfather of Soul’s most influential tracks in the genre.
One of the standouts is surely the endlessly sampled “Funky Drummer,” the 1969 single that had never appeared on an album before this. There are remixes of such hit singles as “Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose” and “Talkin’ Loud & Sayin’ Nothing” and other well-known cuts in the collection include “Soul Power” and “Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants).”
The album title was inspired by a recording that Brown made in August 1970, and which remained largely unreleased, save for its intro, which was added to “It’s A New Day” on In The Jungle Groove. The album’s original appearance came in the year that he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.