Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, The / Peyton On Patton
Album: Peyton On Patton   Collection:Blues
Artist:Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, The   Added:Jul 2011
Label:Side One Dummy Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-17 Pull Date: 2011-09-18 Charts: Blues
Week Ending: Sep 18 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 05, 2013: The Songsmith Show
Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone - Banjo Version
4. Dec 24, 2011: The Songsmith Show - Blues Marathon 2011
You're Gonna Need Someone When You Come To Die
2. Jun 29, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Green River Blues
5. Dec 08, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Shake It And Break It, You're Gonna Need Someone When You Come To Die
3. Dec 30, 2011: The Songsmith Show
You're Gonna Need Someone When You Come To Die, Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone - Banjo Version
6. Oct 20, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Mississippi Boweavil Blues

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-07-15
To summarize the excellent liner notes by Peyton himself, this is mostly Peyton alone covering Charley Patton, one of the most influential musicians in the canon of recorded American music. It’s Peyton on guitar, slide guitar, banjo and vocals, with Breezy Peyton (washboard and vocals) and Cuz Persinger (barrel and hollers) on a few songs, with just one microphone. The result is an intimate, immediate and intense conveyance of these Delta blues songs. Patton recorded the originals in the late ’20’s and early ’30’s (pre-dating even Robert Johnson). Please note that Patton’s influence continues on today, as many songs and their lyrics still infiltrate American music and culture. This is a great tribute!! No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: Play any, they are all superb!

1. (2:11) Mid. Eerie sounding slide guitar resonating the lyrical content.
2. (1:52) Mid. First of 3 versions on the album. Just Peyton on guitar and vocals. Plodding strumming with cool handclaps slipped in.
3. (2:33) Mid / Fast. Simple, yet insane, slide work.
4. (3:26) Mid. Peyton and Breezy call and response with guitar and minimal kneeslappin’ percussion.
5. (2:23) Mid. Peyton on slide...damn this stuff is good…
6. (2:00) Slow / Mid. Slide underneath Peyton’s loud and heartfelt vocals.
7. (2:06) Fast. Version 2 (of song #2) with banjo and percussion.
8. (3:01) Mid / Fast. Vocal delivery just a bit different than the rest, a bit chopped, but cool and effective as the guitar work is likewise curt.
9. (3:01) Slow / Mid. Slow instrumental start then it picks up with vocal entry. A dirge on death.
10. (1:36) Fast. Guitar, percussion and Peyton and Breezy’s vocals on hyperspeed. Killer.
11. (2:10) Mid. Great vocals over the slide guitar. Preaching a cappella phrase.
12. (1:56) Mid / Fast. Guitar, percussion galloping ride.
13. (2:15) Mid. Version 3 (of song #2) featuring Peyton’s vocal and slide guitar.

Track Listing
1. Jesus Is A Dying Bed Maker   7. Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone - Banjo Version
2. Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone   8. Green River Blues
3. Mississippi Boweavil Blues   9. Prayer Of Death Pt. 1
4. Elder Greene Blues   10. A Spoonful Blues
5. Tom Rushen Blues   11. You're Gonna Need Someone When You Come To Die
6. Some Happy Days   12. Shake It And Break It
  13. Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone - Slide Guitar Version