Try Me - Starpoint - Wanting You
Label: PTG Records - PTG 34020 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Limited Edition • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul • Style: Funk, Disco
By James Brown's career was faltering. After disputes over royaltiessongwriting credit, and the indignity of having been relegated to backup singers on the billing of "Please, Please, Please", most of the original Famous Flames including founder Bobby Byrd had walked out on Propaganda - Sepultura - Chaos A.D. only Johnny Terry remained.
Brown continued to perform with a backing band and a new Flames lineup consisting of members of Little Richard 's former vocal group, the Dominions. On the way back to Macon, Georgia after a disappointing West Coast tour, Brown approached his guitar player Bobby Roach with a tune he said he had been given by a patron at the Million Dollar Palms, a Florida nightclub. After Roach crafted a guitar part for "Try Me", Brown and the Flames worked out the vocal harmonies together and cut a demo to send to label head Syd Nathan.
Nathan Try Me - Starpoint - Wanting You impressed with it and arranged for a recording session in New York with producer Andy Gibson and a group of seasoned session musicians.
In his autobiography, Brown described "Try Me" as "really a pop tune. In the year "Try Me" hit number one, Brown decided he needed to reprogram his entire lineup of Famous Flames. After the recording, Robert Gram decided to retire after he decided to marry.
He was replaced by J. Davis' former valet, Bobby Bennett. Lloyd Stallworth had already joined the group by then, having replaced Bill Hollings. Brown sought his old friend and group founder Bobby Byrd, who had performed with some members of the group under the name Drops of Joy.
Brown told Byrd that he was planning an extended U. Not all of them did. Johnny Terry would later appear in and out of the group. With the classic lineup of Catch Me Up - Various - 100 Hits 2000s Pop Famous Flames completed, with Byrd also adding more musicians to Try Me - Starpoint - Wanting You band, the group began a U.
It was one of the few times in American music history that a song became a hit on two separate occasions in vocal and instrumental form by the same artist. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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