Albums The Best James Brown Albums of All Time  

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James Brown, aka The Godfather of Soul, is one of the best R&B singers and is one of the greatest soul singers of all time. List of the best James Brown albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This James Brown discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top James Brown albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included James Brown singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest James Brown album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite James Brown album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best James Brown album of all time?" or "What are the top James Brown albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List features albums like Get on the Good Foot and The Payback.

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The Payback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Hot Pants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time
1971

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Get on the Good Foot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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There It Is is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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I Can't Stand Myself When You ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Hell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time
1974

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Black Caesar [motion picture s... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Ain't It Funky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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It's a Mother is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Bodyheat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Please Please Please is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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James Brown Sings Raw Soul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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The Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Jam 1980's is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Get Up Offa That Thing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Mighty Instrumentals is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Think! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Slaughter's Big Rip-Off [motio... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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It's a New Day - Let a Man Com... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Hot on the One is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Cold Sweat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time
1967

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Gettin' Down to It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Soul on Top is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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I'm Real is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time
1988

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I Got You (I Feel Good) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Take a Look at Those Cakes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Hot is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time
Hot

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James Brown ... Live: Hot on t... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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James Brown Plays the Real Thi... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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The James Brown Show: Live on ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Can Your Heart Stand It? is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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James Brown Plays Nothing but ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Bring It On ! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Hey America is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Live! His Greatest Performance is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Night Train is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time
Night Train

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Original Showman Live is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Soul Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Live in Concert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Thinking About Little Willie J... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Grits and Soul is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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The Original Disco Man is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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It's a Man's Man's Man's World is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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I Got the Feelin' is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Mutha's Nature is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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The Amazing James Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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James Brown Sings Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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James Brown Plays New Breed (T... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time

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Papa's Got a Brand New Bag is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best James Brown Albums of All Time