The J.B.'s ‎– More Mess On My Thing

Now-Again Records ‎– NA 5189, Universal Music Special Markets ‎– B0030926-01
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 More Mess On My Thing
Bass – William "Bootsy" Collins*Drums – Don Juan "Tiger" Martin*Engineer – Ron LenhoffGuitar – Phelps "Catfish" Collins*Tenor Saxophone – Robert McCollough*Trumpet – Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells*Written-By – James Brown
A2 The Wedge
Bass – William "Bootsy" Collins*Congas – Johnny GriggsDrums – Clyde StubblefieldEngineer – Bobby SmithGuitar – Hearlon "Cheese" Martin*, Phelps "Catfish" Collins*Organ – James BrownTenor Saxophone – Robert McCollough*Trumpet – Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells*Written-By – James Brown
B When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can (Complete Take)
Bass – William "Bootsy" Collins*Congas – Johnny GriggsDrums – Clyde Stubblefield, Frank "Kash" Waddy*Engineer – Ron LenhoffGuitar – Phelps "Catfish" Collins*Tenor Saxophone – Robert McCollough*Trumpet – Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells*, Darryl "Hassan" Jamison*Vocals ["Right On!"'s] – James BrownWritten-By – James BrownWritten-By [Chicken Strut] – Art Neville, George Porter, Jr., Joseph Modeliste, Leo NocentelliWritten-By [I Was Made to Love Her] – Henry Cosby, Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder, Sylvia MoyWritten-By [Let the Music Take Your Mind] – Gene Redd, Kool & The GangWritten-By [Power of Soul] – Jimi HendrixWritten-By [Something] – George Harrison

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Record Store Day 'Black Friday' 2019 release. It's a 'RSD First' release and limited to 2500 copies.
Contains extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.

All tracks mixed by Mario Caldato, directly from Brown’s original multi-track masters.

A1: Recorded at King Studios, Cincinatti OH, July 2nd, 1969
A2: Recorded at Bobby Smith Studios, Macon GA, Oct. 1st 1970
B: Recorded at Starday Studios, Nashville TN, June 30th, 1970

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 659457518912
  • Barcode (Text): 6 59457 51891 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched runout): NA5189A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched runout): NA5189B1
  • Other (Sticker): NA 5189-LP-ST

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The J.B.'s More Mess On My Thing(3xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Polydor, People (8) none 2019
NA5189CD, B0030926-01 The J.B.'s More Mess On My Thing(CD, Album) Now-Again Records, Universal Music Special Markets NA5189CD, B0030926-01 US 2019 Sell This Version


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December 15, 2019
crap sorry expensive crap only one good track (a2) whole side b medley it's something which got no head and tail make no sense at all now i understand why those tunes remained unissued... sorry Bootsy i love yr music


December 14, 2019
Great album. Too bad side two is quite off-center. What a shame.


December 8, 2019

Sound quality is simply amazing! Especially compared to the old bootleg tapes that were traded back in the day. Nice to hear the complete pieces too. Solid pressing, well mastered, sounds really jump right out of the grooves. Spectacular considering this was only intended to be a demo.


December 7, 2019
an edit of "Wedge" with overdubs, appears as "The Whole World Needs Liberation" on 1972's Get on the Good Foot LP


December 6, 2019

A real tour-de-force from The JB's, as they once again successfully prove that they are THE funkiest rhythm combo ever to walk the earth. Also, I must mention the song titles. They are really funny!! "More Mess On My Thing" just sounds very rude, "The Wedge" reminds me of when me and my friend Duncan Tompkins sometimes gang up on my other friend, Babish Patel, and give him a wedgie (pull his underpants so they go up his batty crease and he screams) and "When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can" is what I am going to say to my lovely girlfriend, the next time that we engage in a sexual congress. Maybe, I will play that song, when I am doing it!!


November 30, 2019

When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can - this is an all-time track. Pressing is quiet, a great addition to any collection.


November 29, 2019
I loved getting to listen this even though the price point is a bit high. Quiet pressing. Definitely a fun listen...the complete band goes into an awesome jam of the Beatles 'Something' at the very end of the track on side 2...totally unexpected and cool.