The J.B.’s – These Are The J.B.’s

First Edition.

Second Edition.


A1. These Are The J.B.’s Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 5.50
A2. I’ll Ze 10.43
B1. The Grunt Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 3.30
B2. When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can 13.03

Original sessions produced by James Brown
This album produced for reissue by Eothen Alapatt with thanks to Alan Leeds and Harry Weinger for showing us all the way it’s supposed to be done.
Liner notes and annotation by, and all photographs and ephemera courtesy Alan Leeds.

Restoration and remastering by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters, Los Angeles.
Art direction by Errol F. Richardson.

Originally scheduled for release in July 1971 as King SLP 1126.
Produced by James Brown.
Engineered by Ron Lenhoff.

“The Grunt” recorded May 19, 1970, at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio; “I’ll Ze” and “When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can” recorded June 30, 1970, at Starday Studios, Nashville, Tenn. “These Are The J.B.’s” recorded September 9, 1970, King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio
Personnel: Clayton “Chicken” Gunnels, Darryl “Hasaan” Jamison (trumpet); Robert McCullough (tenor saxophone); St. Clair Pinckney (flute, baritone saxophone on “These Are The J.B.’s”); Bobby Byrd (piano on “The Grunt”); James Brown (organ on “I’ll Ze”); Phelps “Catfish” Collins (guitar); William “Bootsy” Collins (bass); Frank “Kash” Waddy (drums on “The Grunt,” “I’ll Ze” and possibly on “When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can”); Clyde Stubblefield (drums on “These Are The J.B.’s” and possibly on “When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can”); Johnny Griggs (conga).

“The Grunt” written by James Brown, Phelps Collins, William Earl Collins, John W. Griggs, Clayton Isiah Gunnels, Darrell Jamison, Robert McCollough, Clyde Stubblefield and Frank Clifford Waddy; “These Are The J.B.’s” written by The J.B.’s; other selections written by James Brown.

(P) 1973 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

LP. 2014. NA 5119. First edition sold out. Second edition, same catalog number, 2015, contains words to that effect in legal line on back cover.