A1 More Mess On My Thing 5:25
A2 The Wedge 8:18
B When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can (Complete Take) 22:35
Black Friday Record Store Day Nov 29, 2019 | Here it is, rumored no more: More Mess On My Thing, the demo Bootsy Collins and his band recorded for James Brown in 1969 that won them the title “The J.B.’s” – and changed the course of popular music. Also included is the complete version of “When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can,” presenting two never-issued songs in a 22-minute medley, and the unreleased instrumental “The Wedge.”
This is the companion piece to Now-Again’s first-ever issue of the lost J.B.’s album These Are The J.B.’s. All tracks mixed by Mario Caldato, directly from the original multi-track masters. Overseen by Egon and Universal Music Group’s in-house Brown expert Harry Weinger.
Contains extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.
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