BEHIND THE GROOVES: a music blog by Jeff Harris
On this day in music history: May 7, 1991 - “Star Time” by James Brown is released. Compilation produced by Harry Weinger, Cliff White, Oscar A. Yong and Bill Levenson, the 71 track, 4 CD box set is the first major compilation to feature Brown’s seminal King and Polydor Records catalog. Spanning the years 1956 to 1984, the set is packaged in a 6 x 12 box, covered in red and gold foil, featuring a 64 page booklet with a detailed album and singles discography, and recording and personnel information. It also includes essays from music historian Nelson George, former tour manager Alan Leeds, compilation producers White and Weinger, as well an introduction from James Brown himself. It will receive great critical acclaim upon its release, and will be regarded as one of the best ever collections of a single artist’s work. The set will win a Grammy Award for Best Album Notes in 1992. “Star Time” will peak at #89 on the Billboard R&B album chart, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA on June 22, 2005.

On this day in music history: May 7, 1991 - “Star Time” by James Brown is released. Compilation produced by Harry Weinger, Cliff White, Oscar A. Yong and Bill Levenson, the 71 track, 4 CD box set is the first major compilation to feature Brown’s seminal King and Polydor Records catalog. Spanning the years 1956 to 1984, the set is packaged in a 6 x 12 box, covered in red and gold foil, featuring a 64 page booklet with a detailed album and singles discography, and recording and personnel information. It also includes essays from music historian Nelson George, former tour manager Alan Leeds, compilation producers White and Weinger, as well an introduction from James Brown himself. It will receive great critical acclaim upon its release, and will be regarded as one of the best ever collections of a single artist’s work. The set will win a Grammy Award for Best Album Notes in 1992. “Star Time” will peak at #89 on the Billboard R&B album chart, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA on June 22, 2005.

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