I Don't Mind (James Brown song)

"I Don't Mind" is a rhythm and blues song written by James Brown and performed by Brown and the Famous Flames. Its unusual chord progression – in Brown's words, it "opens with a 13, goes down to a C9, then goes to a G7 and to the A7" – prompted objections during the recording session from producer Gene Redd, who considered it musically "wrong".[1] Released as a single in 1961, it reached number four in the R&B Billboard charts and number 47 in the Pop Billboard charts.[2] Brown and the Flames also performed it on their 1963 album Live at the Apollo.

"I Don't Mind"
Single by James Brown and the Famous Flames
from the album The Amazing James Brown
B-side"Love Don't Love Nobody"
Released1961 (1961)
Format7-inch 45 rpm record
Songwriter(s)James Brown
Producer(s)Gene Redd

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1961) Peak
U.S. Billboard R&B 4
U.S. Billboard Pop 47

Cover versionsEdit


  1. ^ Brown, James, and Bruce Tucker (1986). James Brown: The Godfather of Soul, 121. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press.
  2. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  3. ^ The McCoys, Hang on Sloopy Retrieved June 24, 2015