JAMES BROWN’S “COLD SWEAT”

Interesting facts about Cold Sweat.

  • The horn line is based on Miles Davis’ “So What.”
  • The band set up in a semicircle in the studio with one microphone and recorded live in the studio in one take.
  • Written by Brown’s bandleader, Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis.
  • Complete version of the song is over 7 minutes long.

Murray Creed is the creator of the Victoria Drum Fest as well as an educator, author, and session musician based in Victoria, Canada.


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