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In The Jungle Groove is a compilation album by the great James Brown, originally released in August 1986. Originally issued to capitalize on the popularity of Brown's music in hip hop circles at the time, it includes the first album release of the much-sampled single "Funky Drummer" (1969), along with a selection of previously unreleased tracks, alternate takes, and remixes. The album's title is taken from a song Brown recorded in the studio in August 1970.
This original nine-track set featured the hippest sampled hits and extended DJ b-boy grooves, especially Funky Drummer, the most widely heard JB snippet in hip-hop and pop. Super-funky and hard-edged, the album also included the unreleased I Got To Move. At the time of its original release in 1986, Brown was in the Pop Top 5 with Living In America and was named a charter member of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
This new, remastered edition recreates the original album lineup with a key bonus track: a freshly mixed, extended version of Blind Man Can See It, another heavily-sampled track from the early 70s that first appeared only as a two-minute LP track.
"In the Jungle Groove was one of the first (and still one of the best) collections of James Brown's transitional and hard-hitting soul/funk workouts from 1969-1971...unequaled coverage of Brown's transformation from soul brother number one to funk originator." -Stephen Cook, allmusic.com
LP 1 - Side 1:
1. It's A New Day
2. Funky Drummer
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Remix)
2. I Got To Move (Previously Unreleased)
3. Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise)
LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing (Remix)
2. Get Up, Get Into It and Get Involved
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. Soul Power (Re-Edit)
2. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)