People Records

People Records

Profile:
Label was set up in 1971 by James Brown with the first release 'Escape-ism' in May of that year. People Records was the home of Lyn Collins and Mr. Brown's own band, The J.B.'s, just to name a couple of the most prolific artists on the label's roster.

Of all the labels Brown owned, People Records ultimately became the longest surviving label of the lot. After nine albums and over fifty singles to the label's credit, People Records finally closed its doors in 1976. In the label's short life span, it managed to chalk up hit after hit, many of them R&B staples, like the multi-million selling "Doing It To Death" by Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s.

NOTE: The first five releases (catalogue numbers P2500 to P2504) were distributed by Starday King. The remaining releases (PE600 to PE664) were distributed by Polydor.

Label variations are either in red or in purple. Radio promo copies come in black and white.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
8F 5603 The J.B.'s Doing It To Death(8-Trk, Album) People Records 8F 5603 US 1973 Sell This Version
8F 6601 Maceo* Us!!(8-Trk, Album) People Records 8F 6601 US 1974 Sell This Version
8F 6606 The J.B.'s Hustle With Speed(8-Trk, Album) People Records 8F 6606 US 1975 Sell This Version
45-2500 James Brown Escape-ism (Single) 45-2500 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-2501 James Brown Hot Pants (Single) 45-2501 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-2502 The J.B.'s My Brother 45-2502 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-2503 Lyn Collins Just Won't Do Right / Wheels Of Life(7") People Records 45-2503 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-2504 Gloria Walker My Precious Love / Papa's Got The Wagon 45-2504 US 1971 Sell This Version
829 417-2 Various James Brown's Funky People (Comp) 829 417-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
835 857-2 Various James Brown's Funky People (Part 2) (Comp) 835 857-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
841-951-1 The J.B.'s Doing It To Death (LP, Album, RE) People Records 841-951-1 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
B0020175-01 JB's* Food For Thought(LP, Album, RE, RM + 7", Single, RE, Pur + Ltd) Get On Down, People Records B0020175-01 US 2014 Sell This Version
GET54069-LP Fred Wesley And The J.B.'s* Damn Right I Am Somebody(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 150 + Flexi, S/Sided, Whi) Get On Down, Get On Down GET54069-LP US 2014 Sell This Version
GET 54076 LP The J.B.'s Doing It To Death(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 150) Get On Down, People Records, Universal Music Special Markets GET 54076 LP US 2016 Sell This Version
GET56027-7 Various For The People Vol 1(5x7", Single + Box, Ltd, Num, Car) Get On Down, People Records GET56027-7 US 2014 Sell This Version
JB45-2500 James Brown Escape-ism(7", Single, Promo) People Records JB45-2500 US 1971 Sell This Version
JB45-2501 James Brown Hot Pants(7", Single, Promo) People Records JB45-2501 US 1971 Sell This Version
P2501 James Brown Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)(7") People Records P2501 US 1971 Sell This Version
PE 600 Flames, The* Stand Up And Be Counted / My Lonely Hour (Single) PE 600 US 1971 Sell This Version
PE 601 Shirley Jean & The Relations People MakeThe World A Better Place (Single) PE 601 US 1971 Sell This Version
PE 602 The JB's* Gimme Some More (Single) PE 602 US 1971 Sell This Version
PE 602 The J.B.'s Gimme Some More / The Rabbit Got the Gun(7", Single) People Records PE 602 US 1971 Sell This Version
PE-604 Hank Ballard Annie Had A Baby / Teardrops On Your Letter (Single) PE-604 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 606 Hank Ballard Finger Poppin' Time / With Your Sweet Lovin' Self PE 606 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 607 The JB's* Pass The Peas / Hot Pants Road (Single) PE 607 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 608 Lyn Collins Think (About It) / Ain't No Sunshine (Single) PE 608 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE-609 Lee Austin (The Burner)* Gimme Your Hand / Moonlight PE-609 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 610 JB's* Givin' Up Food For Funk (Single) PE 610 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 611 Martha High Georgy Girl (Single) PE 611 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 612 The Burner-Lee Austin* Real Woman / Gimme Your Hand (Single) PE 612 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 614 Fred Wesley & The JB's Back Stabbers (Single) PE 614 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 615 Lyn Collins Me And My Baby Got A Good Thing Going / I'll Never Let You Break My Heart Again (Single) PE 615 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 617 Fred Wesley & The JB's Watermelon Man / Alone Again Naturally (Single) PE 617 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 618 Lyn Collins Mama Feelgood / Fly Me To The Moon (Single) PE 618 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 619 Fred Wesley & The JB's Sportin' Life PE 619 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 620 Lee Austin (The Burner)* The Truth / Moonlight (Single) PE 620 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 621 Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s* Doing It To Death / Everybody Got Soul (Single) PE 621 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 622 The James Brown Band / Grodeck Whipperjenny* The James Brown Band / Grodeck Whipperjenny* - Don't Mind / Sitting Here On A Tongue PE 622 UK 2008 Sell This Version
PE 623 Lyn Collins How Long Can I Keep It Up (Single) PE 623 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 624 Maceo And The Macks* Parrty (Single) PE 624 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE-625 Sly, Slick & Wicked* Sho' Nuff / Ready For You (Single) PE-625 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 626 Lyn Collins Take Me Just As I Am / Please Make The World A Better Place (Single) PE 626 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 627 Fred Wesley & The JB's If You Don't Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It Again, Party / You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight (Single) PE 627 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 627 Fred Wesley & The JB's If You Don't Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It Again, Party(7", Pur) People Records PE 627 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 630 Lyn Collins We Want To Parrty, Parrty, Parrty / You Can't Beat Two People In Love (Single) PE 630 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 631 Maceo And The Macks* Soul Power 74 (Single) PE 631 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE-632 Fred Wesley & The JB's Same Beat (Single) PE-632 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 633 Lyn Collins Don't Make Me Over / Take Me Just As I Am (Single) PE 633 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE-633 Lyn Collins Don't Make Me Over / Take Me Just As I Am(7", Single) People Records PE-633 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 634 Maceo & The Macks I Can Play For (Just You & Me) / Doing It To Death (Single) PE 634 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 635 Lee Austin (The Burner)* I'm In Love PE 635 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 636 Lyn Collins Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose / What The World Needs Now Is Love (Single) PE 636 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 637 The Devils (2) The X-Sorcist PE 637 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 638 Fred Wesley & The JB's Damn Right I Am Somebody (Single) PE 638 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 639 Sweet Charles* Soul Man / Why Can't I Be Treated Like A Man PE 639 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 640 Maceo* Drowning In The Sea Of Love / Show And Tell (Single) PE 640 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 641 Lyn Collins Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again (6 Times) / Wide Awake In A Dream (Single) PE 641 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 642 The Progressors The Brothers Under Pressure / I'm So Lonely PE 642 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 643 Fred Wesley & The JB's Rockin' Funky Watergate (Single) PE 643 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 644 The Insiders (3) In The Midnight Hour / Lonely Teardrops (Single) PE 644 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 645 Sweet Charles* Dedicated To The One I Love / Give The Woman A Chance PE 645 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 647 Maceo & The Macks Cross The Track (We Better Go Back) / Boogie 'N' Twist (Single) PE 647 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 648 Fred & The New J.B.'s Breakin' Bread / Funky Music Is My Style (Single) PE 648 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 649 Johnny Scotton You Don't Wanna Do Nothin' Do You? (Single) PE 649 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 650 Lyn Collins You Can't Love Me, If You Don't Respect Me / Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again (6 Times) (Single) PE 650 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 651 Fred & The New J.B.'s Makin' Love / Rice 'N' Ribs PE 651 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 653 Sweet Charles* I Won't Last A Day Without You PE 653 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 655 Fred & The New J.B.'s (It's Not The Express) It's The JB's Monaurail (Single) PE 655 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 656 Sweet Charles* Hang Out & Hustle / Together PE 656 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 657 Lyn Collins & The Famous Flames* Lyn Collins & The Famous Flames* - Baby Don't Do It / How Long Can I Keep It Up PE 657 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 658 The Hustlers (4) Hustling PE 658 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 658 The Hustlers (4) Disco Baby(7", Promo) People Records, People Records PE 658 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 659 Lyn Collins If You Don't Know Me By Now / Baby Don't Do It PE 659 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 660 The J.B.'s Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself And You Be Yours (Part I) / Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself And You Be Yours (Part II)(7", Single) People Records PE 660 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 660 The J.B.'s Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself And You Be Yours (Part I) / Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself And You Be Yours (Part II)(7", Single, Promo) People Records PE 660 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 661 Maceo* Future Shock (Dance Your Pants Off) (Single) PE 661 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 662 Lyn Collins Mr. Big Stuff (Single) PE 662 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 663 The J.B.'s All Aboard The Soul Funky Train / Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself And You Be Yours (Single) PE 663 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 664 The J.B.'s With James Brown The J.B.'s With James Brown - Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time PE 664 US 1976 Sell This Version
PE 5601 JB's* Food For Thought (Album) PE 5601 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 5602 Lyn Collins Think (About It) (Album) PE 5602 US 1972 Sell This Version
PE 5603 The J.B.'s Doing It To Death (Album) PE 5603 US 1973 Sell This Version
PE 6601 Maceo* Us (Album) PE 6601 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 6602 Fred Wesley And The J.B.'s* Damn Right I Am Somebody (Album) PE 6602 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 6603 Sweet Charles* For Sweet People (Album) PE 6603 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 6604 Fred & The New J.B.'s Breakin' Bread (Album) PE 6604 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 6605 Lyn Collins Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now (Album) PE 6605 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 6606 The J.B.'s Hustle With Speed (Album) PE 6606 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE6610 Various More Funky People(LP, Comp, Unofficial) People Records, People Records PE6610 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PS-300 The Grodeck Whipperjenny The Grodeck Whipperjenny(LP, Album, Unofficial) People Records PS-300 US Unknown Sell This Version
PS-3000 The Grodeck Whipperjenny The Grodeck Whipperjenny (Album) PS-3000 US 1970 Sell This Version
UICY-9308 J.B.'s* Food For Thought(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) People Records UICY-9308 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-9309 The J.B.'s Doing It To Death(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) People Records UICY-9309 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-9310 Fred Wesley And The JB's* Damn Right I Am Somebody(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) People Records UICY-9310 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-9311 Fred & The New J.B.'s Breakin' Bread(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) People Records UICY-9311 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-9312 The J.B.'s Hustle With Speed(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) People Records UICY-9312 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-9315 Maceo* Us(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) People Records, Polydor UICY-9315 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-9316 Lyn Collins Think (About It)(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) People Records UICY-9316 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-9317 Lyn Collins Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) People Records UICY-9317 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
UIJY-75049 Sweet Charles* For Sweet People(LP, Album, RE) People Records UIJY-75049 Japan 2016 Sell This Version