Big Boss Man
Blow Up Cat. No.s:
BU056, BU053, BU050, BU037, BU027, BU022, BU018, BU017
Lamarr, BBC Radio 2
"The Sgt Pepper of boogaloo - and you can't go without breakfast, can you?"
music 4/5, sonic 4/5 Hi-Fi Choice
5/5 Drummer Magazine
"Effortlessly hip" 4 stars - Echoes
"Their best album yet " 4 stars - Record Collector
"Big Boss Man are back and groovier than ever. If Charlie Croker from The Italian Job was still alive - he would be dancing to this, and recommendations don't come any better than that!" 7/10 Clash
"14 scorching hot tracks"
Scootering 'Recommended Listening'
"For loud'n'proud modish club soul, this is it!" Shindig!
Big Boss Man formed in 1999 when three long
time friends Nass, Trev and Scott, got together for some Hammond
heavy action. They released their album debut 'Humanize' (Blow Up)
in 2001 which precipitated a wave of interest in the band, and was
a clear definition of the BBM sound: a hip Hammond hybrid of 60's
and 70's drenched R'n'B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Soul and Pop. The album
went on to be used exclusively as the soundtrack for the 2002 BAFTA
nominated short film'Sweet' featuring The Mighty Boosh (Big Boss
Man performing in the nightclub sequences in the film), as well as
tracks appearing on numerous compilations. Party 7 from Humanize
was featured in the Thierry Henry and Eric Cantona NIKE WORLDCUP
worldwide advert in 2006 and subsequently released as a limited
single. Their 2005 follow up 'Winner' (Blow Up) was produced by the band and
Morgan Nicholls (The Streets / Muse / Gorillaz). Morgan (the son of
Immediate Records' inhouse songwriter Billy Nicholls), had a studio
choc-full of groovy stuff: The Who's Hammond, Steve Marriott's
first guitar, Clavis and Wurlis, all of which were put to good use
on the album which continued the trip from where Humanize left off
- through 60's Funk, along the way taking in Bongo/Fuzz, Latin
Soul, French Beat, Boogaloo and general Hammond/Moog mentalness
Big Boss Man have also worked on numerous other projects including remixes for Paul Weller (The Bottle), a solo project from Nasser as The Bongolian (three albums The Bongolian, Blueprint, Outer Bongolia for Blow Up) on which he played all the instruments himself. Following the inclusion on the Thievery Corporation's 'Outernational Sound' compilation, Big Boss Man's dancefloor favourite 'Sea Groove' was also used by the Red Cross for a nationwide campaign in the USA this year. The original 7" version of Sea Groove now valued at £25 in the official Record Collector guide - although that's if you can find one!
Full English Beat Breakfast
BU050 : CD/LP/Digital
BU027 : CD/LP/Digital
BU018 : CD/LP/Digital
Singles & EPs
BU056 : Digital
Black Eye (I Believed In Love)
BU053 : Digital
Party 7 / Kelvin Stardust
BU037 : Digital/CDs/Ltd. 7"
Big Boss Man
BU022 : Ltd. 7"
BU017 : Ltd. 7"
LEGO 006 : CD
ESL075 : CD
VVR5026910 : Ltd. 7"
later 00/8 : CD
later 00/5 : CD