James Brown at the Royal Theater in Baltimore, 1964

James Brown – Pure Dynamite! (1964)

“Pure Dynamite! was another one of Brown’s numerous live . This one was recorded at the Royal Theater in Baltimore, MD in , part of the famous Chitlin Circuit of black theaters. It has a gatefold cover with some of the longest liner notes you’re going to see on a Brown album. The record contains eight , two of which are studio tracks with live audience sounds dubbed over them. The is all RnB but it’s really upbeat and you can feel the energy of the show in the recording, making this a really good early Brown LP.”

Related:

  • Paying tribute to the Royal — The Baltimore Sun
  • Preserving theater history Past: A community group works to build a memorial to the Royal Theater, once Baltimore’s premier showcase for black talent — The Baltimore Sun
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