Bobby Byrd (born August 15 1934) is an African American funk/soul/R&B/gospel musician and songwriter, best known as James Brown's longtime sideman and co-vocalist on songs such as "Licking Stick - Licking Stick", "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine" and "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved". Byrd also recorded many solo funk tracks, most famously "I Know You Got Soul" (1971), which have been sampled by musicians including Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Ice Cube, LL Cool J and A Tribe Called Quest.He was the original leader and founder of The Famous Flames,the vocal group with which James Brown first became famous. Byrd is actually the man who discovered James Brown.
Bobby Byrd and James Brown met in a Georgia youth detention facility. Brown was an inmate, Byrd was not . His local baseball team played the prison team of which Brown was a member. It was Bobby Byrd's family that sponsored his release and took in James Brown after that.
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Track listing: I Know You Got SoulKeep On Doin' What Your Doin'I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone), Pts. 1 & 2If You Got A Love You Better (Hold On To It)I'm Not To BlameHot Pants - I'm Coming, I'm Coming, I'm ComingYou've Got to Change Your Mind (feat. James Brown)When Something Is Wrong With My BabyI'm LonelyWe're In LoveFunky Soul, Pts. 1 & 2No One Like My BabyBaby Baby Baby (feat. Anna King)I Love You SoHang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We Got To Feed)Signed, Sealed & DeliveredIf You Don't Work You Can't EatFight Against Drug AbuseI'm Just Nobody, Pts. 1 & 2Never get EnoughI Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) (Live in Paris)Sayn' It & Doin' It Are Two Different Things
Track listing: What Goes Around Comes AroundPicture PerfectWhy Did This Happen to Me
Track listing: I Know You Got SoulIf You Don't Work, You Can't EatHot Pants... I'm Coming (Tim Rogers remix)Hot Pants (bonus Beats)
Track listing: Back From the DeadThe Way to Get Down
Track listing: Headquarters (Augusta, Ga) (vocal)Headquarters (Augusta, Ga) (instrumental)
Track listing: Hot Pants - I'm Coming, I'm Coming, I'm ComingHang It Up
Track listing: If You Got a Love You Better (Hold on to It)You've Got to Change Your Mind
Track listing: I Know You Got SoulIf You Don't Work You Can't Eat
Track listing: I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone), Part 1I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone), Part 2
Track listing: If You Don't Work You Can't EatYou've Got to Change Your Mind
Track listing: Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We Got to Feed)You Gave My Heart a Brand New Song to Sing
Bobby Byrd was born