Big Damn Nation CD
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But every now and then, bands who play a basic, primitive musical style do it so well that you're glad they stick to what they do. Rev. Payton and his Damn Big Band is one of those. There is a level of joy in this album that is hard to define - maybe it's just the joy it engenders in the listener (at least this listener!) ... it's like I put on this CD and some "joy" switch in my right-brain just clicks on.
The style of music they play owes a lot to the droning North Mississippi Hills style of blues (a la Bukka White, Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside), more than Delta blues. Some of their songs feature Piedmont blues style fingerpicking (but backed by ferocious drums, in the Mississippi style).
Perhaps the standout cut is the last cut, which is the only solo track on the album. The Reverend's vocals on "Sugar Man" will boil your spinal fluids. That is one serious track.
Did I mention that I love this band?
These songs are performed with love and conviction. There are great covers and wonderful originals. I find myself singing this stuff all day long.
Finally, if you hear them live, I dare you to keep sitting(barring any medical conditions). They were thrilling and they just keep touring and touring and playing and playing.
I understand the roots of blues talk that I've seen connected to the band, but what can't be said enough is that this record is going to kick your butt and steal your lunch money.
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With the horrible, corporate board room "music" we,the listener and consumer, are force fed these days, The Rev delivers the antidote. Read morePublished on February 12, 2011 by howlnwoof
Absolutely fantastic music. Original, toe tappin good fun. I was just recently introduced to this band and they are great. I can't wait to see them live here in LA in June!Published on May 11, 2008 by Weezy