Messed up in Love and Other Tales of Woe

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some musicologists have compared country to the the blues because of their humorous approach to life's challenges and disappointments, and one could also draw a parallel between the frankness of the blues and hip-hop's blunt lyrics, especially when it comes to relationships. Much like the hip-hoppers of the 1980s and '90s, the blues artists of the '20s, '30s, '40s, and '50s didn't exactly go out of their way to present a squeaky-clean sugarcoated view of relationships. Topics like infidelity, adultery, promiscuity, casual sex, venereal disease, and lust were fair game for blues artists, who tended to use double entendres instead of being as explicit as rappers although ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $1.99   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(1927)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
Some minor disc or case wear. Digital copy or one-time use code may be used.

Ships from: Hillsboro, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(61)

Condition: Good
01/30/1996 CD Good Customer service is our top priority! The item or packaging may have identifying markings from its owner or show limited signs of wear. Digital copies may ... or may not be present. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Columbus, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$3.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(154)

Condition: Very Good
USA 1996 CD VG+/VG+ 16 great blues tracks with the theme of love including McTell's LOVE MAKIN' MAMA #1. STILL SEALED with small hole in barcode & small crack in jewelbox. SM.

Ships from: Woodland Hills, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some musicologists have compared country to the the blues because of their humorous approach to life's challenges and disappointments, and one could also draw a parallel between the frankness of the blues and hip-hop's blunt lyrics, especially when it comes to relationships. Much like the hip-hoppers of the 1980s and '90s, the blues artists of the '20s, '30s, '40s, and '50s didn't exactly go out of their way to present a squeaky-clean sugarcoated view of relationships. Topics like infidelity, adultery, promiscuity, casual sex, venereal disease, and lust were fair game for blues artists, who tended to use double entendres instead of being as explicit as rappers although Lucille Bogan's "Shave 'Em Dry" was as X-rated as anything by Lil' Kim. The songs on this compilation, which spans 1921-1944, aren't overly explicit but do have a certain candor when it comes to love, romance, and, in some cases, just plain sex. Messed Up in Love focuses on a variety of acoustic, pre-World War II blues styles and ranges from the jazz-influenced classic female blues of Mamie Smith's "U Need Some Lovin' Blues" 1921 and Bessie Smith's "It Makes My Love Come Down" 1929 to the Southern country blues of Blind Willie McTell's "Love Makin' Mama" 1933, Lonnie Johnson's "Careless Love" 1928, and Barbecue Bob's "Beggin' for Love" 1928. Meanwhile, Big Bill Broonzy's "Messed Up in Love" 1939 and Curtis Jones' "Moonlight Lover Blues" 1940 are perfect examples of the type of acoustic Chicago blues that paved the way for Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. Overall, the sound quality is decent for 78-era recordings, mildly scratchy, but much better than it would have been if Legacy's digital remastering hadn't filtered out a lot of the noise, pops, and ticks associated with that time. This collection is highly recommended for lovers of acoustic blues.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/1996
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645283128
  • Catalog Number: 52831

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beggin' for Love (3:18)
  2. 2 Love Me, Baby, Love Me (2:35)
  3. 3 Lovesick Blues (2:48)
  4. 4 It Makes My Love Come Down (2:54)
  5. 5 I Love That Thing (2:44)
  6. 6 Careless Love (3:06)
  7. 7 "U" Need Some Lovin' Blues (2:54)
  8. 8 Love Makin' Mama #1 (2:52)
  9. 9 Messed up in Love (2:40)
  10. 10 Love Is Gone (2:40)
  11. 11 Moonlight Lover Blues - Curtis Jones (2:32)
  12. 12 Love Shows Weakness (2:37)
  13. 13 I Love You Baby (2:57)
  14. 14 Love Trifling Blues (2:53)
  15. 15 When You Love Me (2:40)
  16. 16 Lost Lover Blues (2:41)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barbecue Bob Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Track Performer
Big Bill Broonzy Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Bo Carter Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Blind Boy Fuller Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Lonnie Johnson Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Track Performer
Curtis Jones Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Blind Willie McTell Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Memphis Minnie Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Buddy Moss Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Bessie Smith Vocals, Track Performer
Mamie Smith Vocals, Track Performer
Buster Bailey Clarinet
George Barnes Guitar
Eddie Lang Guitar
Robert Lockwood Jr. Guitar
Emmett Miller Track Performer
Curley Weaver Guitar
Merline Johnson Vocals, Track Performer
Joshua Altheimer Piano
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Stan King Drums
Ransom Knowling String Bass
Joe McCoy Guitar, Vocals
Robert Lee McCoy Harmonica
Judge Riley Drums
Arthur Schutt Piano
Amanda Sortier Washboard
Fred Williams Drums
Peter Cleighton Vocals, Track Performer
Johnny Dunn Cornet
Ernest Lawlars Guitar
Leo McConville Trumpet
Phil Worde Piano
Harry Hull Tuba
Chink Johnson Tuba
Bill Gaither Vocals, Track Performer
Big Joe & His Washboard Band Track Performer
Oh Red Washboard
Technical Credits
W.C. Handy Composer
Brownie McGhee Composer
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Sonny Terry Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Mark A. Humphrey Liner Notes
Lawrence Cohn Producer
The Georgia Crackers Contributor
David Mitson Mastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Richard Sigberman Illustrations
James P. Johnson & The Blue Note Jazzmen Contributor
Jennifer Ebert Contributor
Dan Fitch Contributor
Jazz Hounds Contributor
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously