Out Of Sight

Album: Out Of Sight (1964)
Charted: 24
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Songfacts®:

  • In 1964, Brown and his agent formed Fair Deal Records and began leasing new recordings to Smash Records. When this was released by Smash, Brown's old label, King Records, sued him for breach of contract. While the lawsuit was percolating through the system, this reached #24 on the singles charts, and Smash readied "I Got You (I Feel Good)" for release, which it did in the summer of '64.
  • In October 1964, a judge ruled that Smash would be allowed to issue only instrumental recordings by Brown, and all masters of his vocals would become property of King Records. Distribution of "I Got You (I Feel Good)" was halted upon the ruling.
  • This was King Record's third Smash single, after "Caldonia" (a big-band version of Louis Jordan's classic hit) and a cover of Guitar Slim's "The Things I Used to Do."
  • Brown recorded this with his band, The Famous Flames. >>
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    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for all above

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 2nd 1965, James Brown performed "Out of Sight" on the ABC-TV week-day afternoon program 'Where The Action Is'...
    Just under eleven months earlier on August 9th, 1964 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #73; six weeks later on September 20th, 1964 it would peak at #24 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for 10 weeks...
    The week it peaked at #24 on the Top 100 it reached #5 {for 1 week} on Cashbox's R&B Singles* chart...
    'The Godfather of Soul' passed away on Christmas Day of 2006 at the age of 73...
    May he R.I.P.
    * Between Nov. 30th, 1963 and Jan. 23rd, 1965 Billboard Magazine did not published a R&B Singles chart.
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