This two CD set represents two things: 1) a side of James Brown many don’t get to see, given the countless pop compilations of his Top 40 music, and 2)the very best of the JBs. I love this album so much that I have been hunting down anything that sounds like it since I first heard it six years ago. I’ve discovered that this IS the definitive collection of the JBs hard hitting, mostly instrumental funk. Left off of this album are the cheesy tunes contained on the worst JBs effort ever, “Bring the Funk On Down.” If you have so much as an inkling that you like funky music, buy this set. Highlights: “My Brother, Pass the Peas, Hot Pants Road, Honky Tonk, Soul Power ’74, All Aboard the Soul Funky Train.” Enjoy.