I'll Go Crazy
What impresses me about this track is that it doesn't sound like old school rock and roll or really anything that's been heard up to this point (especially live). The bass is just a walking line and the drums are out of the way, but vocals are just all over the place. Brown's vocals contain jazz, blues, gospel, and rock and roll. There's a lot more hits in the horns which opens up the music really well.
Please, Please, Please
What's incredible about this track is when the track breaks down, there's a little bass, a little drums, and a bit of plucking guitar and it sounds really early 50's. Browns voice, though, rings through so true and so clear. He's in a different era for this moment in the concert. Granted, it changes back to soul and there's a gospel organ and other elements reintroduced, but for that moment in the song it stuns you. James Brown could be planted in any genre or time period and be a star.
All in all, I really enjoyed it. It makes sense why James Brown is still known to young people today. It's unfortunate that he's not better known, but the man is an entertainer and I'm jealous towards anyone who had the chance to see him live.
Tomorrow's album: Regina Spektor's 11:11.