James Brown, It's a Man's Man's Man's World

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"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" is a song by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966 in a New York studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Singles charts and #8 in the Billboard Hot 100. The song became a staple of Brown's live shows.

The song's lyrics attribute all of the productive work that goes on in the world to the male gender, but allows that it would all amount to "nothing without a woman or a girl." Brown's female co-writer Newsome wrote the lyrics based on her own observations of the relations between the sexes. The song's title is a pun on the title of the 1963 comedy film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.[1]

Like Brown's earlier ballad recording of "Prisoner of Love", "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" was recorded with a studio band that included some members of his touring band as well as a string section. Brown's vocal group, the Famous Flames, were not used on this recording, though they did receive label credit. A female chorus was involved in the recording sessions, but their parts were edited out of the song's final master.

In 2004, "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" was ranked number 123 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Brown recorded a big band jazz arrangement of "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" with the Louie Bellson Orchestra for his 1970 LP Soul on Top.


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It's a Man's Man's Man's World

by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome

This is a man's world, this is a man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

You see, man made the cars to take us over the road
Man made the trains to carry heavy loads
Man made electric light to take us out of the dark
Man made the boat for the water, like Noah made the ark

This is a man's, a man's, a man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

Man thinks about a little baby girls and a baby boys
Man makes then happy 'cause man makes them toys
And after man has made everything, everything he can
You know that man makes money to buy from other man

This is a man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

He's lost in the wilderness
He's lost in bitterness





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It's a Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown & Luciano Pavarotti





Πολύ εντυπωσιακή εκτέλεση!!!



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Εντυπωσιακή στον υπερθετικό βαθμό! Να προσθέσουμε και τους στίχους που τραγουδάει ο Pavarotti;

L' uomo rincorre il potere ma lui non sa
Che il grande limiti ad essere come si parrà
Nel palmo stringe un' idea che non vive
Che nella sua fantasia folle
Se non si accorge che poi
Nulla ha più senso se si vive solo per sè

[James Brown]

JB This is a man's world
LP Nulla ha più senso se si vive solo per sè
JB But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl
LP Solo per sè

JB He's lost in the wilderness
LP Se non si accorge che poi
JB He's lost in bitterness
LP Nulla ha più senso se si vive solo per sè
JB It's A Man's World
There is no prosthetic for an amputated spirit
Lt Col Frank Slade (Al Pacino, Scent of a woman)


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Μπράβο, Ion! Πολύ καλά έκανες και τους πρόσθεσες. Σκέφτηκα να ψάξω να τους βρω κι ύστερα ξεχάστηκα και το αμέλησα.

Μα, ναι. Μιλάμε για σπουδαία ερμηνεία. Και το γλεντάνε και οι δυο τους, ε;


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This is a man's world, this is a man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl


Μα, φυσικά! Τι θα μπορούσαν να κάνουν μόνοι τους;


 

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