Get Up Off of Me
Probably one of my favourite JB track — well, outside his classic catalogue from the 50s and 60s, obviously —, it comes from a rather obscure 1975 album of his, an album qualified by certain commentators of Brown’s last gap at trying to stay on top of things and keeping his own myth alive.
Overall, I agree, but this one track stands out of the lot, in my opinion, with its heavy groove and bluesy funk. My intuition here is that Fred Wesley’s touch — he’s credited as co-compositor — is all over the thing.
I’ll let you be the judge: