What is it: A collection of old and new instrumentals from Big Pimp Jones, or the band formerly known as K.R.O. and the House Band of the Apocalypse. Roughly 35 past and present instrumentals are included, some full song length and some much shorter. The songs are mixed together, phased in and out, and cut and pasted together to give a non-stop listening funk experience. This album is not the debut album from Big Pimp Jones, but rather a collection of the music that got them this far. Members of Big Pimp Jones are on every track - some are meant to sound just like the breakbeat tracks of old, some have their place in movies, and some are brand new for your funking pleasure.
Originally recorded for Capitol Records in his pre-Hee-Haw days (1963), this is Roy Clark's instrumental album, an all-guitar fest that showcases the country artist's amazing chops. Kicking off with a warp-speed version of "Twelfth Street Rag" that actually gets doubles in tempo by the final chorus, this album features a brace of generic "twistin''' instrumentals (read: public domain tunes given a twist beat) like "Texas Twist," "Weeping Willow Twist," "Wildwood Twist" ("Wildwood Flower"), "Golden Slippers," and "Over the Waves," rocked up cha-cha's like "Pink Velvet Swing" and Bob Wills' "A Maiden's Prayer," and boogies like the closing "Chicken Wire." Produced by Ken Nelson and sounding for all the world like it was cut in a single afternoon session, this should open up anyone's eyes and ears who thinks of Roy Clark only as a belly scratchin' fool, telling corny jokes and singing sappy love ballads.