Still, in March , he was band-less, his former group the Flames having walked out due to a dispute over wages. Bandleader Bobby Byrd, one of the few musicians to stay on with Brown, helped the singer search for a new ensemble. Although the fledgling musicians were still learning their crafts, Brown quickly whipped them into shape. The notoriously demanding singer held extensive rehearsals, the band pouring over music for hours on end. Bootsy later admitted he played until his fingers bled.
Fellas, I'm ready to get up and do my thing yeah go ahead! I wanta get into it, man, you know go ahead! Like a, like a sex machine, man, yeah go ahead! Movin' and doin' it, you know Can I count it off? Go ahead One, two, three, four! Get up, get on up. Get up, get on up Stay on the scene, get on up , like a sex machine, get on up Get up, get on up Get up, get on up.
Live at Montreux The Singles, Vol. Living in America [Bonus Tracks].
Sex Machine is a double album by James Brown. It showcases the playing of the original J. Sex Machine purports to be a live recording. However, the first LP's worth of material consists of tracks recorded in studio settings with added reverberation and overdubbed applause some of which subsequently were released in unadulterated mixes, most notably on the Funk Power compilation CD.