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James Brown's "Cold Sweat"

Technique by Murray Creed // March 03 2012
James Brown's "Cold Sweat"

Here are some facts about James Brown's song "Cold Sweat."

  • The horn line is based on Miles Davis' "So What."
  • The band set up in a semicircle in the studio with one microphone and recorded live in the studio in one take.
  • Written by Brown's bandleader, Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis.
  • Complete version of the song is over 7 minutes long.





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Murray Creed

Murray is a graduate of PIT and founder of Groove Studios music school in Victoria British Columbia, Canada. He is also the founder of the Victoria Drum Festival (www.victoriadrumfest.ca). Visit Murray online at www.murraycreed.ca

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