RENEE GEYER
It's A Man's Man's World
(James Brown - Betty Jean Newsome)
Australia 1974
#29 Melbourne #29 Brisbane #30 Adelaide

Versatile Sydney soul/jazz/blues singer active since the early 70s, working in Australia and America. See, for example, her career outline at Howlspace [archived page] and her official website.

Double-sided hit in Adelaide with the B-side, Once In A Lifetime Thing.

Suggestion from Mike Robbins.

JAMES BROWN
It's A Man's Man's Man's World
(James Brown - Betty Jean Newsome)
USA 1966
#8 USA #13 UK #26 Sydney #32 Melbourne

"...and The Famous Flames"

Reissue (rerecording?) of 1964 single with a title now apparently echoing the title of the (unconnected) 1963 film It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, according to The Originals website's page on It's A Man's World.

The Originals lists several other versions, including those by Big Maybelle (1966), Irma Thomas (It's A Man's Woman's World, 1966), Tom Jones (1968).

JAMES BROWN
It's A Man's World
(James Brown - Betty Jean Newsome)
USA 1964
Original version

Original release, not a sales success.

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