James Brown & His Famous Flames Try Me! Import LP
James Brown Second Studio Album Released On Vinyl
LP! Includes 16 R&B Hits!
1959's Try Me is the second studio album from James Brown and his Famous Flames,
the hardest working man, and band, in show business. Featuring the all time
classic #1 R&B hit single title, which was also Brown's first appearance on the
Billboard Hot 100, this album is the epitome of late 50s R&B and an essential
addition to any collection.
"When James Brown and His Famous Flames finally scored a second hit with
their 11th single, 'Try Me,' King Records constructed this 16-track LP,
including the hit along with both sides of three of its follow-ups, 'I Want You
So Bad'/'There Must Be a Reason,' 'I've Got to Change'/'It Hurts to Tell You,'
and 'Got to Cry'/'It Was You'; the B-side of a fourth follow-up, 'Don't Let It
Happen to Me'; the 1957 single 'Can't Be the Same'/'Gonna Try'; the 1957 B-sides
' Won't Plead No More' and 'Messing With the Blues'; the B-side of Brown's first
hit ('Please Please Please'), 'Why Do You Do Me'; and three other stray tracks.
The earliest work especially sounded more like that of a doo wop group rather
than that of a gritty R&B solo singer. None of it measured up to 'Try Me,' but
you could see what Brown had been aiming at, and if the set list comprised what
were in effect James Brown's greatest flops, circa 1959, it demonstrated that he
possessed as much promise as fervor. (Try Me! was reissued in 1964 under the
title The Unbeatable James Brown: 16 Hits.)" - William Ruhlmann,
• Lyrics on back cover
• Made in Spain
1. Try Me
2. There Must Be A Reason
3. Strange Things Happen
4. Messing With The Blues
5. Why Do You Do Me?
6. I've Got To Cry
7. Fine Old Foxy Self
8. I Want You So Bad
1. It Was You
2. I've Got To Change
3. Can't Be The Same
4. It Hurts To Tell You
5. I Won't Plead No More
6. You're Mine, You're Mine
7. Gonna Try
8. Don't Let It Happen To Me