Saturday Matinee – Swamp Rock, Ben E. King, Boz & Anson


I love this. Swamp rock with the most bizarre low budget video I’ve run across (found here) and it’s not even Cajun.

The video for The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band‘s new song Clap Your Hands was shot in one day in a barn in Indiana. All of the dancers, artists, freaks, weirdos, cowboys, kids, donkeys, bunko steerers, chickens, and regular folks, who are all Hoosiers, all volunteered their time and talent because they believed in the song and the band. The video was directed/produced by the acclaimed music video producer Kevin Custer (Lil Wayne, Soldja Boy, Flogging Molly) who remarked the day of the shoot, it would have cost a fortune to get all of these props back in NYC. To which The Rev. Peyton replied, These arent props they are just crap you find in a barn!

Ben E. King‘s great song as performed by a variety of performers. [Tip o’ the Tarboosh to Leeuna for posting it.]

Cbullitt tossed this one into the comments section a few days ago, and now I have new respect for Boz Scaggs. Here he is with Anson Funderburgh and an allstar lineup, including Blue Lou Marini.

Have a big ‘ol honkin’ great weekend folks.

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5 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Swamp Rock, Ben E. King, Boz & Anson”

  1. Cooper Green Says:

    re the Boz Skaggs clip: I remember the Sunday Night Show. Jools Holland was the odd emcee guy, and David Sanborn was a regular. It ran for about a year, and was alternately great and terrible. This would have been one of the great ones, although I don’t remember seeing it at the time.

    Speaking of leaving clips in the comments, here’s a great James Brown clip of Popcorn. I wish I knew more about it, especially the name of the sax player.

  2. C Monster Says:

    Ty, Bunk. Back at ya…

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Coop– I listened to the introduction several times but couldn’t catch all the names, although I did recobanize David Sanborn. He’s had an amazing career, and I didn’t realize how prolific he was until I looked him up in the Wikipuddles.

    As for The Hardest Working Man In Showbusiness, Maceo Parker was the sax player. There’s a description of the video in the link you posted, too.

    C Mon– Hmmm. Can’t look at that with the missus and kids around, but thanks. 🙂

  4. Bunk Strutts Says:

    P.S. to Coop– There’s an excellent 4-cd set of JB anthology “Star Time.” Great stuff if you like pure funk.

  5. Cooper Green Says:

    Thanks, Bunk, I’ll check it out.

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