14 JULY 1966
The James Brown classic ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World’ was at its peak UK chart position of #13 on this day. It had previously reached #8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (his third top ten hit there in 18 months) and #1 on the R&B charts.
This song - his 25th single release - was co-written by Brown's then-girlfriend, Betty Jean Newsome.
The production values of the video clip above demonstrate Brown's famed hyper-professionalism.
B-side. ‘Is It Yes or Is It No?’
Released. April 1966
Recorded. 16 February 1966, Talent Masters Studios, New York
Genre. Rhythm and blues, soul
Label. King 6035
Writer. James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome
Producer. James Brown