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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny
It's a Mother is everything its title promises--the individual songs seem like extended passages in one infinite, diamond-hard groove. The organic evolution and spontaneity of the performances suggests they were improvised in the studio, with James Brown barking orders and directing traffic more than he sings, at least in any conventional sense; the band follows his directions with the blind faith and respect of soldiers following a veteran general into battle, time and again summoning even greater intensity to ratchet the music to another level. Not quite yet funk, It's a Mother is nevertheless beyond soul music altogether--another brand new bag to bide the time until the next one comes along.
1 Mother Popcorn (Part 1)
2 Mother Popcorn (Part 2)
3 Mashed Potato Popcorn (Part 1)
4 Mashed Potato Popcorn (Part 2)
5 I'm Shook
6 Popcorn With A Feeling (Instrumental)
7 The Little Groove Maker Me (Part 1)
8 The Little Groove Maker Me (Part 2)
9 Any Day Now
10 If I Ruled The World
11 You're Still Out Of Sight
12 Top Of The Stack (Instrumental)