Recording Dates

March 5, 1979 Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, AL Track recorded
March 13, 1979 The Soundshop, Nashville, TN Vocals recorded

Alternate Versions Of This Recording

Recording Time Artist Type Year
The Original Disco Man [Short Version] 3:55 James Brown Studio 1979
The Original Disco Man [Single Version] 4:39 James Brown Studio 1979

Recording Credits

Producer Brad Shapiro
Lead Vocals James Brown
Tenor Saxophone Solo Harvey Thompson?
Background Vocals Cynthia Douglas, Donna Davis, Pam Vincent
Guitar Jimmy Johnson
Bass David Hood
Keyboards Clayton Ivey, Randy McCormick
Drums Roger Hawkins
Trumpet Ben Cauley, Harrison Calloway
Trombone Charles Rose
Tenor Saxophone Harvey Thompson
Baritone Saxophone Ronnie Eades

Appears On

Release Artist Released
The Original Disco Man James Brown August, 1979

Session Details

Track recorded
Vocals recorded