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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including James Brown CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on Yelp.com We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often James Brown albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our James Brown record collection, James Brown CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for James Brown and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!

 

James Brown Biography

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 ? December 25, 2006), commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul" and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business," was an American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music. He was renowned for his shouting vocals, feverish dancing and unique rhythmic style.

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James Brown Bio Continued

As a prolific singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer, Brown was a pivotal force in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk. He left his mark on numerous other musical genres, including rock, jazz, disco, dance and electronic music, reggae and hip hop. Brown's music also left its mark on the rhythms of African popular music, such as afrobeat, jj and mbalax, and provided a template for go-go music.

James Brown Discography Updated January 2007
James Brown Albums

Studio James Brown Vinyl & James Brown CDs

1959 Try Me! Polygram
1959 Please Please Please Polydor
1960 Think Polydor
1961 James Browns Presents His Band & Five Other... King
1961 The Amazing James Brown King
1961 Night Train King
1962 Shout & Shimmy King
1962 Tours the U.S.A. King
1962 Jump Around King
1963 Prisoner of Love Polydor
1964 Showtime Smash
1964 Out of Sight Polygram
1964 Grits & Soul Smash
1965 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag Special Music
1965 James Brown Plays James Brown: Yesterday and... Smash
1965 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag King
1966 I Got You (I Feel Good) King
1966 James Brown Plays New Breed Smash
1966 It's a Man's Man's Man's World King
1966 Handful of Soul Smash
1966 Mighty Instrumentals King
1966 James Brown Sings Christmas Songs King
1967 Sings Raw Soul Polygram
1967 James Brown Plays the Real Thing Smash
1967 Cold Sweat
1968 I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me Japanese
1968 I Got the Feelin' Polydor
1968 James Brown Plays Nothing But Soul King
1968 James Brown Sings out of Sight Polydor
1968 James Brown Presents His Show of Tomorrow King
1968 Soul Party Polydor
1968 A Soulful Christmas King
1968 A Thinking About Little Willie/A Few Nice... King
1969 Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud Japanese
1969 Gettin' Down to It Polydor
1969 It's a Mother Polydor
1969 The Popcorn Polydor
1970 Ain't It Funky King
1970 Soul on Top King
1970 It's a New Day -- So Let a Man Come In Polydor
1970 Hey America King
1971 Sho Is Funky Down Here King
1971 Hot Pants Polygram
1971 Soul Brother No. 1 Polydor
1972 There It Is Polydor
1972 Get on the Good Foot Polydor
1973 Black Caesar Polydor
1973 Slaughter's Big Rip-Off P-Vine Japan
1973 The Payback Polydor
1974 Hell Polydor
1974 Reality Polygram
1975 Sex Machine Today Polydor
1975 Everybody's Doin' the Hustle & Dead on the... Polydor
1976 Get up Offa That Thing Polydor
1976 Bodyheat Polydor
1976 Hot Polydor
1977 Mutha's Nature Polydor
1977 Strangers Polydor
1978 Jam/1980's Polydor
1978 Take a Look at Those Cakes Polydor
1979 The Original Disco Man Polydor
1980 People Polydor
1980 Soul Syndrome TK
1981 Nonstop! Polydor
1981 The Third Coming Polydor
1981 Special Polydor
1983 Bring It On! Churchill/Augu
1986 Gravity Scotti Bros.
1988 I'm Real Scotti Bros.
1991 Love Over-Due Scotti Bros.
1992 Universal James Scotti Bros.
1998 I'm Back Crash
1999 The Merry Christmas Album Waxworks
2004 70’s Funk Classic Collectables
2004 Give It Up or Turn It Loose Pazzazz

Live James Brown Records and James Brown CD Releases

1963 Live at the Apollo King
1964 Pure Dynamite! Live at the Royal King
1967 Live at the Garden King
1968 Live at the Apollo Polydor
1970 Sex Machine
1971 Revolution of the Mind Polydor
1971 Super Bad King
1980 Hot on the One Import
1980 Live and Lowdown at the Apollo, Vol. 1 Solid Smoke
1981 Live in New York Audio Fidelity
1982 Mean on the Scene Audio Fidelity
1985 Live at the Apollo, Vol. II, Pt. 1 Rhino
1985 Live at the Apollo, Vol. II, Pt. 2 Rhino
1989 Soul Session Live Scotti Bros.
1985 Live in Concert Sugar Hill
1991 Greatest Hits Live Huub
1991 Original Showman Live Onyx Classix
1992 Love Power Peace Polydor
1995 Live at the Apollo 1995 DBR
1995 Live Import
1995 Best of Live Excelsior
1995 Best of Live [#2] Excelsior
1995 Live in Concert Tring
1997 James Brown Live: Roots of Rock n' Roll... Columbia River
1997 The Masters EDM
1998 Say It Live & Loud: Live in Dallas 1968 Polygram
1998 Godfather of Soul Live Mastertone
1999 Masters Cleopatra
1999 Soul Live: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag Delta
1999 On Stage Charly
2000 Great James Brown
2000 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag St. Clair
2000 Center Stage: Live Direct Source
2001 Live at the Apollo, Vol. II Universal
2001 James Brown Live Delta
2003 Great James Brown Rajon
2003 Hall of Fame Laser Light
2003 It's Too Funky in Here Dynamic
2001 Get up Offa That Thing Bianco
2002 Super Bad: Live Orpheus
2002 Startime Live Universal
2002 In Concert BCI Eclipse
2004 Music Legends: James Brown Live in Concert Brentwood
2004 Live at the Apollo 1962 Polydor

Compilation James Brown Vinyl and James Brown CD's

1964 Unbeatable James Brown King
1967 Presenting the James Brown Show Smash
1972 Soul Classics Polydor
1973 Soul Classics, Vol. 2 Polydor
1975 Soul Classics, Vol. 3 Polydor
1977 Solid Gold: 30 Golden Hits Polydor
1978 Fabulous James Brown HRB
1981 Can Your Heart Stand It! Solid Smoke
1981 The Best of James Brown Polydor
1982 James Brown Polydor
1984 The Federal Years, Pt. 1 Solid Smoke
1984 The Federal Years, Pt. 2 Solid Smoke
1984 Ain't That a Groove 1966-1969 Polydor
1984 Roots of a Revolution Polydor
1984 Doing It to Death 1970-1973 Polydor
1985 The CD of JB Polygram
1985 Dead on the Heavy Funk (74-76) Polydor
1985 Greatest Hits Rhino
1986 In the Jungle Groove Polydor
1986 James Brown's Funky People Polydor
1987 The CD of JB II Polygram
1988 James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 2 Polydor
1988 Motherlode Polygram
1988 Santa's Got a Brand New Bag Rhino
1989 Tribute Scotti Bros.
1990 Messing with the Blues Polydor
1990 Soul Jubilee Columbia River
1991 Star Time Polydor
1991 20 All-Time Greatest Hits! Polydor
1991 Soul's Alive Koch
1992 The Greatest Hits of the Fourth Decade Scotti Bros.
1992 The Greatest Hits of the Fourth Decade Scotti Bros.
1992 Spank Special Music
1992 Is Back Hollywood
1993 Soul Pride: The Instrumentals (1960-69) Polydor
1994 At Studio 54 Charly
1994 Turn It Loose Drive Archive
1995 Tell Me What You're Gonna Do Ember
1995 70's Funk Classics PolyGram
1995 Christmas PGD Special
1995 The Best of James Brown Prime Cuts
1995 Soul Machine Back Biter
1995 Living in America Scotti Bros.
1995 James Brown's Funky Christmas Polygram
1996 Golden Hits Intercontinent
1996 Foundations of Funk: A Brand New... Polydor
1996 Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang Polydor
1996 Make It Funky -- The Big Payback: 1971-1975 Polydor
1996 Hooked on Brown Scotti Bros.
1996 JB40: 40th Anniversary Collection Polydor
1997 James Brown's Golden Classics Intercontinent
1997 Golden Hits Galaxy
1998 Funky Goodtime Prism
1998 Greatest Hits PGD Special
1998 Dead on the Heavy Funk, 1975-1983 Polydor
1998 The Very Best of James Brown Polygram
1998 Gold Collection Fine Tune
1998 Brand New Album Import
1998 Godfather of Soul Spectrum
1998 Sex Machine Intercontinent
1999 Prisoner of Love Madacy
1999 20th Century Masters - The Millennium... Polygram
1999 Cold Sweat Hallmark
2000 James Brown Magic
2000 James Brown/Ray Charles Platinum Disc
2000 Funky Men Disky
2000 JB (Best of the Best) Pony Canyon
2000 Great Live Goldies
2000 James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 3 Polygram
2000 Center Stage: Live Direct Source
2000 Golden Legends Direct Source
2000 High Profile Direct Source
2000 Ballads Polydor
2001 Remixed Dance Hits Cleopatra
2001 Gold Collection Retro Music
2001 The Best of James Brown Direct Source
2001 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag Goldies
2001 James Brown Live Delta
2001 The Legends Collection: The James Brown... Legends
2001 The James Brown Collection, Vol. 1 Dressed to
2001 The James Brown Collection, Vol. 2 Dressed to
2002 Best of James Brown Universal
2002 20th Century Masters - The Millennium... Uptown/Univers
2002 Out of Sight: The Very Best of James Brown Universal
2002 It's a Man's Man's Man's World Universe
2002 James Brown & Friends Legend
2002 Original Funk Soul Brother Recall
2002 The Next Step Red Ink
2002 Remembering Roots of Soul, Vol. 3: Soul... RPM
2003 Godfather of Soul Spectrum Music
2003 Ultimate Collection United Multi
2003 50th Anniversary Collection Polydor
2003 20th Century Masters - The Christmas... Polydor
2003 Greatest Soul on Earth Fuel 2000
2004 Sex Machine Time Music
2004 Gold: Greatest Hits Universal International
2004 Platinum & Gold Collection: The Best Of James Brown Volcano
2004 Ultimate Collection Universal
2004 Greatest Breakbeats Universal
2004 The Godfather of Soul Goldenlane
2004 Greatest Hits Collectables
2004 Universal Masters Universal
2004 Payback Pazzazz
2004 Please Please Please Pazzazz

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