"The James Brown Show Live At The Apollo
, first released in 1963, is perhaps the greatest live album ever recorded. It remains, more than 40 years later, one of the best albums of all time. A tidal wave of raw emotion, Apollo
is a stunning document regardless of sales. Even without a single driving fans to stores it became a phenomenon, selling a million copies. It was Brown's first hit album, and it is still his biggest ever. Aficionados mimic its introduction by heart, as if in a trance; can hear in their heads the rise and fall of the crowd's excitement just as any nervous band member did that crazy night in '62" (CD notes by Harry Weinger).
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