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James Brown – There Was A Time

Posted in music post with tags , , on February 26, 2009 by Wes


Here is a track which returns more to the original theme of Doing it to Death the DJ night.  There Was A Time is an absolute classic from James Brown.  The version here is a direct vinyl rip from the King single released in 1967.  This song was a staple of Brown’s live show as it is basically a showcase for his famous dancing.  The lyrics of each verse go through various dance steps ending with a creshendo scream and instead of a chorus the band kicks it up a notch with the slamming drums taking the centre of the mix.  This same sequence also starts the the song.
There Was A Time went to #3 on the US R&B Singles chart and #36 Pop.
This track is available on an earlier Doing it to Death mix CD if you got one of those last year. If not you can download it here: