Brown, Bobby – Prayers of a One Man Band [MARKED DOWN HALF PRICE] – New LP
I used to have an original copy of this album. It's one-of-a-kind, and if I recall correctly it's all pretty tropical, awful, weird, and enjoyable, sometimes with a Beach Boys and Elvis influence but mostly pure Bobby. Indie yacht rock?!
"We are very pleased to announce that our first release, Bobby Brown's magical "Prayers Of A One Man Band" will be available December 6th in a limited 1000 vinyl run. Originally self-released by Bobby in 1982, it sees light for the first time in 33 years. Bobby is a multi-instrumentalist, inventor, mystical physicist and world traveler who has charmed everyone from Kenny Loggins to Philip K. Dick. "Prayers Of A One Man Band" places him alongside The Beach Boys, Harry Partch, and Lindsay Buckingham as a true California visionary. The album, written and recorded entirely by Bobby on homemade instruments, is unlike any other in regards to scope and originality. It's swirling mix of synthesizers, wood percussion, Hawaiian folklore and new age poetry has captured the imagination of those lucky enough to come across it hiding in record stores and thrift shops."
"We feel this is an essential piece of music. This “Prayers Of A One Man Band” album is unlike any other in regards to scope & originality (except for his first Axonda album). Both produced and recorded entirely by Bobby. Now known as Bobby Frank Brown. His solo style of playing his many invented homemade instruments, many at the same time, has been witnessed all over the world. From the first ever performance by anyone allowed to play Red Square in Russia, to historic performances in China and Eastern Europe. Some of his musical inventions an solo style have influenced the evolution of music. His first the classic “The Enlightening Beam Of Axonda” album was called " a first an the only thing new" by Beach Boys Carl Wilson. Yet many prefer this “Prayers” album. "Singer Harpist Carol Kleyn calls him “The Stephen Hawking’s of music” because of his many predictions of a coming new physics that are finally starting to be accepted, and the tech that will enlighten us an solve many world problems. Carol also said "Before I saw Bobby sing I never thought a 6 octave vocal range was possible. Partners Dan Wiener and Mike North two of the top agents were on his side. Mike said “if they are a superstar, most likely I’ve booked them. I’ve seen them all. Bobby has the most talent I’ve ever seen”.
Axonda was filled with prophecy and is regarded by several artists as the first pioneering healing album. For his second album Live he totally rebuilt dozens of his instruments to be more portable and opened one time for Fleetwood Mac. This his third album is filled with joy and a big addition to his 7 album conceptual series. He has never joined a label even though he had certain record deals with Warner Bros and Electra if he stayed in Los Angeles. He chose to travel freely living with people that discovered his music while playing the street. He loved that life living with Gypsies and Aborigines and with many that bought his albums as he rambled. Thirty years living this blessed life style went by so fast. Now we are glad to be able to get his music out through the normal channels. His HoboAngelMutt label will also feature Artists he met on his travels. With nearly 300 comedic voices he hopes to make stories of his travels and music and prophecy into feature films
- complete with angelic super heroes. This album is a significant part of that dream.