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The 25 best live albums of all time

Yardbarker Logo By Jeff Mezydlo of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 26: The legendary Brown financed the recording at the famed Harlem theatre by himself. Brown's first of many live albums was a massive hit and quickly introduced his sound and musical style to more of the masses. It was also one of the first examples that a record of live recordings can be successful without any new material. Then again, who wouldn't want to hear "I'll Go Crazy" at its raw best.

"Live at the Apollo," James Brown and the Famous Flames (1963)

The legendary Brown financed the recording at the famed Harlem theatre by himself. Brown's first of many live albums was a massive hit and quickly introduced his sound and musical style to more of the masses. It was also one of the first examples that a record of live recordings can be successful without any new material. Then again, who wouldn't want to hear "I'll Go Crazy" at its raw best.

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