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James Brown

Papa Don't Take No Mess

Soul
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  • Funk
  • Soundtrack
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  • Blues
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  • 1974
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  • 1973
  • 2011

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“Papa Don’t Take No Mess” is a funk song performed by James Brown. An edited version of the song released as a two-part single in 1974 was Brown’s final number one R&B hit and peaked at number thirty-one on the Hot 100. The full-length version, nearly 14 minutes long, appeared on the double album Hell. Like “The Payback,“ “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” was originally recorded for a rejected soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Hell Up in Harlem. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Papa don`t take no mess ... Papa don`t, Papa don`t ... Papa don`t, Papa don`t, Papa don`t

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