Brown charted at least 96 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and at least 110 entries on the R&B chart. Seventeen of Brown's singles, including five credited as "James Brown and the Famous Flames", hit number-one on the R&B chart. He recorded several more hits pseudonymously, notably " (Do the) Mashed Potatoes " and " Doing It to Death ". In addition to his own hits, Brown wrote and produced charting records by many other performers, including Bobby Byrd , Hank Ballard , Tammy Montgomery , Lyn Collins , Marva Whitney , and The .'s. In contrast to his chart success, few of Brown's hit recordings were certified by the RIAA , partly due to the reluctance of his record labels to pay the required fees.  He had just two certified gold singles - " Get on the Good Foot " (1972) and " The Payback " (1974) - and one gold album, 1973's The Payback .  However, two 1991 compilations of his work earned RIAA certification: Star Time (gold) and 20 All-Time Greatest Hits! (platinum).
James Brown, more than anyone else, is about dancing, movement, the body. The other two long cuts on the Hot Pants album make this clear. The "lyrics" on "Blues & Pants" are as arbitrary as the title merely a string of ideas with little or no interrelation except the ejaculation "hot pants!" at the end of every verse. After the first maybe seven minutes, it turns into a series of horn solos and group riffs with Brown's high-pitched exhortations to his musicians knocking them along as steadily as the drumbeat. (At one point he screams repeatedly, "Can we get some bread?" but it seems he only wants some group horn work.)