Part of Fat Possum's 25th Anniversary Reissue Series!
Fat Possum Records, the Oxford, Mississippi-based label that set a new standard for raw blues and rock 'n' roll, will commemorate its 25th anniversary with a year-long program including the first-time-on-vinyl release of 30 groundbreaking blues recordings. The most down-home side of the Fat Possum roster will be represented in a cache of albums by some of the label's most gifted solo performers including Asie Payton and his 2002 release Just Do Me Right.
"This posthumous complement to Payton's only studio disc is something of a revelation. Not only does it confirm that he was a great blues and soul singer (just check out "Back to the Bridge," with its "In the Midnight Hour" riff, or the lazy groove of "I Got a Friend," with its percolating wah-wah guitar line), but it shows the man could play funk too - "1000 Years" roars out of the speakers straight to the dancefloor, powered by some unexpected horns, and "Need My Help" has all the power of a latter-day Hendrix song.
"All of that isn't to say he didn't play a lot of gutbucket acoustic blues, too; "Livin' in So Much Pain" is about as down-home as you can get. In many ways, there seemed to be no end to his passion for different styles of music...But instead of being a ragtag collection of odds and sods, the result is a soaring testimony to someone who was an unsung great in his lifetime." - Chris Nickson, All Music