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Messing With the Blues


Download links and information about Messing With the Blues by James Brown. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 30 tracks with total duration of 01:50:09 minutes.

Artist: James Brown
Release date: 1990
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 30
Duration: 01:50:09
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No. Title Length
1. Like It Is, Like It Was (The Blues) (featuring The J. B. 'S) 4:57
2. Don't Cry Baby 3:00
3. Caldonia (Version 1) 2:54
4. Somebody Done Changed the Lock On My Door 3:39
5. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens 2:59
6. Good Rockin' Tonight 2:38
7. I Love You Yes I Do (featuring The Famous Flames) 2:47
8. Messing With the Blues (featuring The Famous Flames) 2:12
9. Waiting In Vain (featuring The Famous Flames) 2:48
10. For You My Love 2:18
11. Blues for My Baby 3:02
12. Everyday I Have the Blues 4:29
13. Love Don't Love Nobody (Studio Dialogue With Syd Nathan) 0:49
14. Love Don't Love Nobody (featuring The Famous Flames) 2:04
15. Goin' Home 5:04
16. Have Mercy Baby (featuring The Famous Flames) 2:14
17. Kansas City (1967 Alternate Version) (featuring The Famous Flames) 3:24
18. The Bells 3:36
19. Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go) 11:43
20. The Things That I Used to Do 2:48
21. Need Your Love So Bad 3:27
22. Like a Baby 2:53
23. Honky Tonk, Pts. 1 & 2 6:09
24. Suffering With the Blues 3:05
25. Further On Up the Road 3:46
26. Radio Spot for Thinking About Little Willie John LP - 1968 (featuring Rosko John) 1:04
27. Talk to Me, Talk to Me 3:28
28. Kansas City (1975) 7:48
29. Wonder When You're Coming Home (featuring The Famous Flames) 2:33
30. Like It Is, Like It Was (The Blues, Continued...) 6:31



Even an artist as original as James Brown has influences, and Messing With the Blues compiles more than two dozen versions of songs from his root sources. Serving as not only history lesson but also an amazing display of vocal chops, the album spans nearly two decades of Brown studio work. Clearly, he returned again and again to this music for himself as much as anyone. From the stinging jump blues of Louis Jordan’s “Caldonia” and Roy Brown’s “Love Don’t Love Nobody” to a rolling take on Fats Domino’s early “Goin’ Home,” the stylistic range displays Brown’s ability to find himself in a variety of settings. He also pays tribute to Little Willie John, a contemporary he once called his favorite singer, on the ballads “Need Your Love So Bad,” “Talk to Me, Talk to Me,” and “Suffering With the Blues.” Finally, the long excerpts from the unreleased “Like It Is, Like It Was (The Blues)” that bookend the set demonstrate just how personal this music was for the Godfather.