"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" is a song by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966 in a New York City studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its title is a word play on the 1963 comedy film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
This is the exiting live version of this song as performed by James Brown and the JBs at the second performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival on 11 July 1981, held in the Congress center in The Hague.
This second concert is extraordinary and sees a James Brown that really gives everything to get the audience to their feet. The first concert that we published on 5 October 2017 which was recorded by AVRO Television earlier that 11th July 1981 saw a lame audience that did not know how to react. In this fantastic video we see what James Brown could do with any audience. Also this concert has a different tracklisting including a sensational 'It's A Man's World' in which he pays tribute to great artists who died such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and especially to John Lennon, who died some 6 months earlier.
The concert's encore is a raving rendition of 'Sex Machine'.
The repertoire featured is:
00:03:30 "Hot Pants Road' by Charles Bobbit, James Brown, St. Clair Pinckney ;
00:09:02 "We are the funky men" - James Brown;
00:19:43 "Also sprach Zarathustra - Richard Straus s" + "Somewhere over the rainbow" – E.Y. Harburg,H. Arlen + 'Star Wars Main Theme' - John Williams;
00:27:14 "Hit man" - (?);
00:30:49 "Too funky in here" - B. Shapiro, G. Jackson, R. Miller, W. Shaw;
00:35:19 "Doing It to Death (Gonna Have a Funky Good Time)" - James Brown;
00:38:04 "Try me" - James Brown;
00:42:23 "Get on the good food" - James Brown; Fred Wesley; Joe Mims;
00:46:01 "I'm just a prisoner" - Eddie Harris; George Jackson
00:49:51 "Cold sweat" - Brown/Ellis;
00:52:31 "Papa's got a brand new bag" - James Brown;
00:53:34 "I feel good" - James Brown;
00:56:35 "It's a man's world" -James Brown;
01:10:37 "Jam" - James Brown;
01:14:18 "Sex machine" - James Brown; Bobby Byrd; Ronald R. Lenhoff.
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