My favorite James Brown comp is still the 2-disc 40th anniversary set
Posted by Pugeye on May 10, 2018, 1:32 pm, in reply to "Re: What's spinning?"
and the "Star Time" box set is great as well. But the recent trilogy of "Foundations of Funk", "Funk Power" and "Make It Funky" compilations are also essential- great sound, intelligently sequenced and each features a perfect balance between popular songs and more obscure tracks (including some live stuff).
I have the bonus track version of "Friday On My Mind" (https://www.amazon.com/Friday-My-Mind-EASYBEATS/dp/B00091SMQY) and its the only Easybeats I've heard. It has its moments but it doesn't really make me want to check out their other stuff.
That Genesis debut is really underrated. I definitely prefer it to "Trespass" and on a good day, I prefer it to "Foxtrot" as well.