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James Brown

Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine

  • Funk
  • Soul
  • Space
  • Disco
  • Pop
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  • 1970
  • 2012
  • 1958
  • 1933
  • 1967

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“Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” (usually known as just “Sex Machine”) is a funk song recorded by James Brown in 1970 and released as a two-part single on King Records. “Sex Machine” was one of the first songs Brown recorded with his new band, The J.B.‘s. In comparison with his 1960s soul hits such as “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” and “Cold Sweat”, it is notable for the de-emphasis of the horn section. Instead, the song centers on the insistent riff played by brothers Bootsy and Catfish Collins on bass and guitar and Jabo Starks on drums, along with the call and response interplay between Brown and Bobby Byrd’s vocals. The original single version of “Sex Machine” begins with a brief spoken dialogue between Brown and the members of his band, which... Read on...

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