Doing It to Death (album)

Doing It to Death is an album by The J.B.'s, released in 1973 by People Records. The album includes a ten-minute version of the #1 R&B hit "Doing It to Death", which is led by Danny Ray's introduction to simulate his MC in concerts.

Doing It to Death
Studio album by
Released1973
RecordedJanuary 29, 1973 (tracks 1 & 2); June 2, 1973
StudioInternational Studios, Augusta, Georgia (tracks 1 & 2); A&R Studios, New York City
GenreFunk
LabelPeople
ProducerJames Brown
The J.B.'s chronology
Food for Thought
(1972)
Doing It to Death
(1973)
Breakin' Bread
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

The introduction, like many Brown's produced live albums, such as Live at the Apollo, Live at Apollo, Volume II and Revolution of the Mind were sampled on hip hop and electronic music.

Track listingEdit

All songs were written and arranged by James Brown

  1. "Introduction to the J.B.'s" – 0:24
  2. "Doing It to Death Parts 1 & 2" – 10:01
  3. "You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks and I'll Be Straight" – 0:14
  4. "More Peas" – 8:27
  5. "La Di Da La Di Day" (from the Motion Picture Slaughter's Big Rip-Off) – 5:39
  6. "You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks and I'll Be Straight" – 0:14
  7. "Sucker" – 8:10
  8. "You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks and I'll Be Straight" – 6:28

PersonnelEdit

Technical
  • Bob Both - mixing at Advantage Studios, New York City

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: J". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 27, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.