James Brown ‎– Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud

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Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud is the 23rd studio album by James Brown. The album was released in March 1969, by King Records, and reached number #53 on the Billboard Top LPs. The album features the title track as a single.

Tracklist

Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud (Pt. 1)
Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud (Pt. 2)
I Guess I'll Have To Cry, Cry, Cry
Goodbye My Love (Pt. 1)
Goodbye My Love (Pt. 2)
Shades Of Brown
Licking Stick
I Love You
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
Let Them Talk
Maybe I'll Understand
I'll Lose My Mind

Versions (38)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
5-1047, 1047 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, Gat) King Records (3), King Records (3) 5-1047, 1047 US 1969 Sell This Version
184 232 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP) Polydor 184 232 Israel 1969 Sell This Version
184 232 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP) Polydor 184 232 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
583 741 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP) Polydor 583 741 UK 1969 Sell This Version
184 232 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP) Polydor 184 232 Philippines 1969 Sell This Version
184 232 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP) Polydor 184 232 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
583741 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album) Polydor 583741 UK 1969 Sell This Version
658 137 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album) Polydor 658 137 France 1969 Sell This Version
184 232 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album) King Records (3), Polydor 184 232 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
832-1047 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(8-Trk, Album, Bla) King Records (3), GRT 832-1047 US 1969 Sell This Version
832-1047 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(8-Trk, Album, Gre) King Records (3), GRT 832-1047 US 1969 Sell This Version
832-147 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(8-Trk, Album, Whi) King Records (3), GRT 832-147 US 1969 Sell This Version
532-1047 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(Cass, Album, Bla) King Records (3) 532-1047 US 1969 Sell This Version
KS-1047 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album) King Records (3) KS-1047 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
5-1047 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album) King Records (3), Regency (2) 5-1047 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
MP-1455 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album) Polydor MP-1455 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
5-1047, ST-91987 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, Club, Gat) King Records (3), King Records (3) 5-1047, ST-91987 US 1969 Sell This Version
5-1047, 1047 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, Pit) King Records (3), King Records (3) 5-1047, 1047 US 1969 Sell This Version
MP-1455 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, Promo) Polydor MP-1455 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
5-1047, KS 1047 James Brown Say It Loud-I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, Ter) King Records (3), King Records (3) 5-1047, KS 1047 US 1969 Sell This Version
POCP-1855 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(CD, Album, RE) Polydor POCP-1855 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
841 992-1/RG 2242 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album) Polydor 841 992-1/RG 2242 South Korea 1991 Sell This Version
42284 1992-2 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(CD, Album, RE) PolyGram Records, Inc. 42284 1992-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
841 992-2 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(CD, Album, RE, RM, Mad) Polydor 841 992-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
UICY-9292 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE, RM) Polydor UICY-9292 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-9292 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Polydor UICY-9292 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-77141 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Polydor UICY-77141 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
PD 1047, PD1047 James Brown Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud)(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Polydor PD 1047, PD1047 US Unknown Sell This Version
2391 098 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Promo) Polydor 2391 098 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
none James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(CD) Private Area none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
841 992-2 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(CD, Album, RE, RM, Uni) Polydor 841 992-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
455 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album) Atlantic 455 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
LRT 10 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album) Royal LRT 10 Iran Unknown Sell This Version
2391 098 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2391 098 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
207 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, Unofficial) Yegrin 207 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
SM 967 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, Unofficial) Stereophonic (2) SM 967 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
207 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, Unofficial) Yegrin 207 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
SM 967 James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP, Album, Unofficial) Stereophonic (2) SM 967 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version

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Cheap-ORecords

Cheap-ORecords

November 26, 2020
referencing Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud), LP, Album, RE, PD 1047, PD1047
My copy of this record has the labels on the wrong sides. Side 1 is actually Side 2, Side 2 is Side 1.
Adam_A

Adam_A

September 19, 2020
referencing Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud), LP, Album, RE, PD 1047, PD1047

The title track is a very powerful statement and one that was needed in 1969 as much as it's needed still today. I think Chuck D. from Public Enemy puts forth an interesting statement (which may have applied to more than him) that when he heard this track, he stopped accepting the label "Negro" and considered himself a Black man. It would be interesting to find out if this track was indeed a major turning point for the replacement of the older term. Other than the title track, there is a mix of vocal and instrumental performances, a lot more soulful than funky. For James Brown, a lot of it feels pretty standard though, and there aren't (in my mind) any more standout tracks. They're good, don't get me wrong- but considering all the powerful punches he was delivering before, this album largely takes a step back in the songwriting abilities we had come accustomed to from The Godfather of Soul.

This Polydor reissue sounds great, however! Nicely balanced with deep bass and clear vocals. They did a good job here.