Live At The Apollo (live album) by James Brown

Live At The Apollo by James Brown
(Live album)
Year: 1963
Overall rank: 655th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 528 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1963 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (74th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (655th)
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79/100 (from 528 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.1/100, a mean average of 78.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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75/100
From 04/23/2022 17:59
Solid live record, great vocals and energy.
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95/100
From 10/11/2021 02:11
One of the greatest live LPs ever made, imagine being one of the lucky fans in the audience that day!
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50/100
From 07/25/2021 10:46
A recording from another age, a great and influential album in it's time but not something I want to listen to in this day and age. Very few live tracks are better than the studio versions, lots of energy on this one, but that is really all.
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60/100
From 01/30/2021 14:25
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85/100
From 11/28/2020 19:17
Very cool soul funk live album
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80/100
From 11/24/2020 21:19
Banda de verdade! Dá pra sentir a emoção/vibração mesmo depois de 50 anos.
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90/100
From 11/07/2020 17:33
Insane band/crowd energy.
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90/100
From 09/24/2020 00:37
'Try Me', 'Think', and 'I Don't Mind' are just some of the gems from this record. Hands down, one of the greatest live albums of all time, maybe second only to the Allman Brothers classic Fillmore album. James Brown at his absolute best!
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80/100
From 08/02/2019 20:16
Solid live album which clearly demonstrates Brown's stage presence. However, lacks some of the refinement that comes from his studio recordings.
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From 05/24/2019 03:59
In an age where Live albums were starting to become relevant (see Judy Garland's "Live at Carnegie Hall"), James came in full force. Packed with every inch of soul he could muster, James brought his legacy to whole other level on this record. Superb!
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Best Albums of 1963
1. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus
2. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
3. Please Please Me by The Beatles
4. Live At The Apollo by James Brown
5. With The Beatles by The Beatles
6. Night Beat by Sam Cooke
7. Monk's Dream by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
8. A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector by Various Artists
9. Money Jungle by Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach
10. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
11. Samba Esquema Novo by Jorge Ben
12. Night Train by The Oscar Peterson Trio
13. Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
14. In Dreams by Roy Orbison
15. Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys
16. Ballads by John Coltrane Quartet
17. Back At The Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith
18. John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman by John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
19. Surfin' U.S.A. by The Beach Boys
20. Beethoven: Symphonien No. 9 by Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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