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James Brown


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“Escape-ism” is a funk song by James Brown. It was Brown’s first release on his own label, People Records. It charted #6 R&B and #25 Pop as a two-part single in 1971. Both parts also appeared on the album Hot Pants in 1971, with the previously unreleased nineteen-minute unedited take of the track appearing on the album’s 1992 CD re-release. According to Robert Christgau the song was “supposedly cut to kill time until Bobby Byrd arrived” at the studio. A live version of “Escape-ism” is included on Revolution of the Mind. Read on...

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More songs by James Brown (See Charts): Hustle!!! (Dead On It), Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto, Hot Pants, I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want To Dance), Slaughter Theme, Summertime, I Can'T Stand Myself (When You Touch Me), Funky President (People It’s Bad), Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved, and Get On The Good Foot.

Popular in Funk (See Charts): Unbreakable, When Doves Cry, I Wish, Sir Duke, Summertime Clothes, You Haven'T Done Nothin', Sometimes It'S Snows In April, Ain'T Nobody, I Feel For You, and Sex Machine.


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