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James Brown: Star Time

Charles Shaar Murray, Q, May 1991

AN ASSEMBLAGE of 71 tracks and slightly less than five hours of music, weighing in at four CDs or cassettes (committed vinylists are, unfortunately, totally out of luck) and a booklet including contributions from the authoritative likes of Nelson George and Cliff White. (The appearance of the latter's name on any JB-related project, whether as annotator, compiler, remastering supervisor or, as here, as all of the above, is an instant guarantor of grooviness.)

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