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Naked Truth

by Reggie Bannister Band

A kick-ass blend of rock/jazz/country/folk, complicated licks and bridges to somewhere. Roots music written from the heart of America.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Crystal Ball Eyes Reggie Bannister
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2. Baby That's Not Right Reggie Bannister
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3. The Pretender Reggie Bannister
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4. Love at the Five and Dime Reggie Bannister
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5. All I'm Lookin' For Reggie Bannister
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6. Diamond Dancing Waters Reggie Bannister
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7. In the City Reggie Bannister
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8. Mother's Love Reggie Bannister
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9. We're Not Laughing Reggie Bannister
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
na-ked truth (trooth) defenseless; unprotected, exposed, plain; simple; unadorned honesty; integrity; truthfulness.

"Naked Truth" is the latest album of veteran musician/actor, Reggie Bannister (of Phantasm & Bubba Ho-Tep fame), and features an 8-panel digipac with CD and DVD, lyrics, credits and special thanks. Strong lyric-driven acoustic songs of rock, folk, and ballad genré with complicated licks and bridges to somewhere.

The CD features nine (9) songs (7 of which are Bannister originals plus 2 cover songs - one written by Dennis DeCastro and one by Nanci Griffith) and produced by Bannister's label, Ya Doggie Music, in association with Smiling Moose Records.

The DVD includes music videos, "Baby That's Not Right" (from his Naked Truth album) and "Love That's Gone" (from his first album, Fool's Paradise), a Behind the Scenes video during the Pittsburgh recording sessions, and a slideshow.

"Baby That's Not Right" (2007) (From the album Naked Truth) was produced by Bannister, Gigi Fast Elk, Ken Hall, Paul Cicion, and producer/director, Roy Kynrim, DP is Brian Corder, edited by Aaron Cohen. The story is one of love lost and the regret we feel over the mistakes we’ve made in our relationships. In the video a young man (Mike Scarfo) realizes the error of his ways - too late - and his dreams are haunted by his lost love. BTNR was shot on location in Riverside and Crestline, CA.

"Love That's Gone" (1997) (From the album Fools' Paradise) was produced by Reggie Bannister and Gigi Fast Elk, directed by John Maio on location in Big Bear and Irvine Regional Park. A moving video with Native American Dancers telling the story of the connection between the American Indian and the American Buffalo - protesting Montana's senseless slaughter of the last original herd on the Yellowstone National Park. WARNING: Contains graphic original footage shot by Mike Mease and the Buffalo Field Campaign. It is a cause in which Reggie Bannister and his wife, Gigi Fast Elk (Comanche/Osage/Choctaw) have been involved since the slaughter began in 1996/97.

"Behind the Scenes" (2006) shot (by drummer Mike Scarfo) on location in Pittsburgh, PA during the recording sessions. Humorous anecdotes and impromptu footage of "tha boys" (features Reggie Bannister, Mike Scarfo, and bassist Paul Miser).

"Slideshow" (2007) behind he scenes photos of cast, crew and others during the filming of "Baby That's Not Right." Photos by Gigi Fast Elk, John Corder.


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Cheryl Bouton Jones

To me it is the BEST!!
But I am very biased I have to admit....lol. Reggie is my Step-Father, I grew up with this in my life everyday when he was with my mom, and I loved every second of it. I have never heard anything from him that I haven\'t loved, from The Greenwood County Singers, To him, To Decastro and Bannister, Reggie B & The Jizz Wailin\' Ya\' Doggies, to The Reggie Bannister Band. But I can tell you that if you are ever privileged enough to just be present when he is just playing because he it is his first true love, ether by his self or with any of his assorted friends made through out his extraordinary and wonderful life, you will never forget it and it would be one of the most enjoyable moments of your life. Love you dad, C.J.

Dustin McNeill

YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE (naked) TRUTH!
For the love of the Tall Man... how many times is Reggie Bannister going to peak, musically? The Young Americans, The Greenwood County Singers, West Coast Bodega, The Good Band, The Jizz Wailin' Ya' Doggies and now the Reggie Bannister band. Now more than ever, RB is "hot as love."

'Naked Truth' is yet another shining notch on Reggie's talented belt of credits. Whether acting or creating music, he's an outright storyteller and it shows in songs like 'Love at the Five and Dime' and 'Mother's Love' (as well as the DVD's music video). These tunes are soulful and very emotive expressions of life's lessons regarding change and love and loss... messages that anyone can relate to and understand.

Reggie is backed by Mike Scarfo on drums (of Pittsburgh's The Smiling Moose bar fame) and Paul Miser on smokin' bass. For only being three blokes, the Reggie Bannister band manages to produce an incredible range of sound. Scarfo and Miser both know when it's their turn to absolutely carry a track on their shoudlers and drive the tune along and likewise, when to scale back and let the Regman take center stage. This is truly a well-put-together ensemble album. Songs like 'Baby, That's Not Right' and 'Life in the City' are jammed out as folk-infused rock songs with a slight tinge of country in the latter.

If you're gonna check out this album, I must insist you pick up the CD/DVD combo set instead of merely downloading it. The companion DVD features the trippy/awesome music video for 'Baby That's Not Right' as well as the viscerally disturbing 'Love That's Gone' music video, a call-to-action regarding the Yellowstone Buffalo slaughter. It's also packed with additional features that provide an insightful look at how the album and videos were made.

Bravo, boys. I'm sure as hell not lying when I tell you that 'Naked Truth' is a must-listen for anyone that digs acoustic/folk/rock or the work of genre icon Reginald Horace Bannister.