Polydor/Ume To Release Soundtrack For Universal Pictures’ Upcoming James Brown Biopic, “Get On Up”

James Brown Story

“The Godfather of Soul.” “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” “Mr. Dynamite.” “Soul Brother Number One.” For more than 50 years, these and other honorifics have described American music icon James Brown. On July 29, Polydor/UMe will release the soundtrack for Universal Pictures’ upcoming drama,“Get On Up.” “Get On Up:The James Brown Story”(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features studio and live versions of many of Brown’s top soul/funk hits-from his first, 1956’s “Please, Please Please,” to “Out Of Sight,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Try Me,” “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag,” “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World,” “The Payback,” and “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine.” Brown’s hits fed an incredible legacy of live performances, and the soundtrack further highlights Brown’s legendary stage prowess with two previously unreleased concert recordings heard in the film: spine-tingling performances of “Please, Please Please” and “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” recorded on April 23, 1966 at Tampa, Florida’s historic Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory. The soundtrack also includes five recordings with new music production and arrangements by The Underdogs.

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