Numero Group: By The Numbers


James Brown at Cavern Sound, 1972
October 8, 2014, 1:25 pm
Filed under: Cavern

The Numero Group has a strict scorched Earth policy when it comes to collecting photos, flyers, and ephemera related to our compilations. So when you crack open a Numero CD/LP, the images you see are merely the tip of the imagery iceberg. James Brown was notorious for booking studio time on the fly, and Cavern Sound was not immune to the Godfather of Soul’s recording whims. Luckily, a camera was on hand, the results of which are now at Numero Group HQ, stored safely in a flat-file cabinet. What Brown must have though as he descended into a literal cave to record his take on Bill Doggett’s “Honky Tonk,” Lyn Collins “Think (About It),” and a host of others. Sound engineer Jim Wheeler alleges to have heard Brown state, “That bass sure sounds funky off them rocks.” More resounding and rebounding sounds from Independence, Missouri are available on Local Customs: Cavern Sound (James Brown sessions not included).

Cavern Sound 23 James Brown copy

 

Cavern Sound 22 James Brown copy

 

Cavern Sound 24 James Brown copy

 

Cavern Sound 21 James Brown copy

 

Cavern Sound 20 James Brown copy

 

Cavern Sound 19 James Brown copy

 

 

 




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