Live at Chastain Park

Live at Chastain Park is a live album recorded by James Brown in 1985 at the titular city park in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally released in the UK and Europe in 1988 by Charly Records, it has been reissued numerous times on budget labels. The concert was also filmed and has been issued on DVD by Charly (on the 2008 release Double Dynamite) and other companies. Maceo Parker is featured on saxophone.

Live at Chastain Park
Live album by
Released1988 (1988)
RecordedJanuary 1, 1985[1]
VenueChastain Park, Atlanta, GA
GenreSoul, funk
LabelCharly Groove
James Brown live albums chronology
Live in New York
Live at Chastain Park
Soul Session Live

In 2006 the Music Avenue label released a two-CD version of the album containing additional outtakes from the concert along with a selection of remixes.[2][3]

Track listingEdit

1."Give It Up or Turnit a Loose"Charles Bobbit2:04
2."It's Too Funky in Here"George Jackson, Robert Miller, Brad Shapiro4:56
3."Doing It to Death (Gonna Have a Funky Good Time)"James Brown4:01
4."Try Me"James Brown4:55
5."Get on the Good Foot"James Brown, Joseph Mims, Fred Wesley2:59
6."Get Up Offa That Thing"Deanna Brown, James Brown2:16
7."Georgia on My Mind"Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell6:07
8."Hot Pants"James Brown1:33
9."I Got the Feelin'"James Brown1:41
10."It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World"James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome9:09
11."Cold Sweat"James Brown, Alfred Ellis1:11
12."I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)"James Brown1:54
13."Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"James Brown2:18
14."I Got You (I Feel Good)"James Brown3:39
15."Please, Please, Please"James Brown, Johnny Terry3:49
16."Jam"James Brown4:53
Total length:57:25


  • James Brown – vocals
  • Ron Laster – guitar
  • Tony Jones – guitar
  • Jimmy Lee Moore – bass
  • Larry Moore – keyboards
  • Arthur Dickson – drums
  • Tony Cook – drums
  • Johnny Griggs – percussion, congas
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • St. Clair Pinckney – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Collier – trumpet
  • George "Haji Ahkba" Dickerson – flugelhorn
  • Martha High – background vocals
  • "Sweet" Charles Sherrell – keyboards, band director


  1. ^ "James Brown Setlist at Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta".
  2. ^ "MUSIC AVENUE: JAMES BROWN "Live at Chastain Park"". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
  3. ^ "Live at Chastain Park – James Brown – Songs, Reviews, Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic.