Song of the Day #4,820: ‘My Thang’ – James Brown

Sticking to funk for another day, here’s a 1974 album by the genre’s signature artist, James Brown.

Hell is a wild Frankenstein creation, a double album that features remakes of previous hits, some smooth R&B, a Spanish-language detour, and unlikely covers of ‘Stormy Monday’ and ‘When the Saints Go Marching In.’ Plus a number of songs, such as today’s SOTD, that embrace Brown’s signature sound.

I guess when you’re recording your 39th album in 18 years, you try some things. Brown released another 21 albums before his death in 2006 — a deep dive into his whole catalog would take three months.

Don’t worry, I’m not going there.

[Intro]
Tell us about it
Brand new funk

[Verse 1]
If you want to get down with a bird
This is the way you do it
Walk up and rap to her
Put your hand on the lower level
Come on now, you know
And this is what you rap to her
I mean, come on like you should
Come on with your, come on

[Chorus]
Give me, give me your thing
Give me, give me my thing[x2]
Feels so good, let’s get it on
Give

[Verse 2]
Make it stone to the bone
Give me my thing
Give me, give me my thing
Baby, got just what I want
Feel so good

[Chorus]
Give me, give me my thing[x3]
Baby, just give me some more

[Verse 3]
Squeeze me, hold me, roll me
Make me, make me scream
Make me feel, give me my thing
Give me, I need you, baby
Need you now
I don’t care, what mama don’t like
Give it to me anyhow
Give me, give me my thing
What you got, what I need
What you need, what I got
Make me feel, body hot
Give me, give me my thing
Taking off my shirt
About to work me to death
Give, give me my thing
Gimme, ooh, ooh, ooh

[Chorus]
Baby, baby
Give me, give me my thing
Give me, give me, give me, give me
Give me, hey Lord, babe

[Verse 4]
What you need is what I got
Give it up, baby, body hot
I want to be satisfied
Oh, you can get it
Keeping it all inside

[Chorus]
So give me, give me my thing
Give me, I said give me my thing
Oh God, give me my thing

[Bridge]
Help me close, help me close
If you don’t help me
I’ll do it myself

[Chorus]
Give me, give me your thing
Give me, give me, give me, give me, give me, give me[x4]

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,820: ‘My Thang’ – James Brown

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I had no idea James Brown released so many albums!

  2. Andrea Katz says:

    Saw him in concert, but didn’t realize his historic role in the all new musical form of Funk

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