Brother Magnum | Meet Me in My Day Dream

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Meet Me in My Day Dream

by Brother Magnum

Southern soul singer song writer with a touch of the blues
Genre: Blues: Texas Style
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1. Have a Good Time
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2. I Should Have Known
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3. Cocaine Sheila
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4. The Real Thang
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5. Good Lovin' Feeling
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6. Mexico
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7. Love Wrong Blues
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8. What I Need
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9. Nee-mo Money
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10. Everything I Wanted
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11. Don't Get Me Talkin
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The city of Austin,Texas is full of musicians and entertainers with stories as unique as theweather is hot. If you’ve been hiding under a rock it’s still possible to have seen Brother Magnum. Playing over 130 shows yearly and releasing three CD’s you’ve probably seen him belting out whiskey throated vocals or picking one of his many guitars at a summer festival, corporate event or night club in Texas.

Brother Magnum is a soulful singer/songwriter who combines a unique blend of blues, classic soul, and roots rock bathed in good-timing lyrics about the trials and tribulations of life. Inspired by the greats such as Buddy Guy, BB King, Jimmi Hendrix, Otis Redding and Albert King, fans and critics alike have compared him to the likes of Robert Cray, Otis Redding, and Sly Stone. A California native who moved to Texas as a teen via a military father, he experienced the culture of America and the world moving where ever Uncle Sam would send his family. Magnum laughs, ”I don’t think we ever lived anywhere longer than two years during my childhood. That’s why the road is soothing for me.” Surrounded by his seven older siblings they spent many a night in new towns pretending to be anyone from the Jackson 5 to Kiss.

By the age of twelve he taught his self how to play drums, piano, and guitar. At age sixteen he started writing songs just to “make new friends” as he describes it. After years of playing fraternity houses throughout the states of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma he has focused his attention on his own material. Despite the tremendous amount of success, he is still as humble as the first time he stepped on stage. “When I’m on stage I’m just part of one big party man. I just happen to have a microphone and it’s my turn to tell a story, that’s all”.

His latest release Titled “Meet Me In My Day Dream”, was released in Spring 2008 on his own label Bad Fun Publishing.

Don’t waste your time with the latest thing, check out the real thing called Brother Magnum.


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Michael Canter

The Man Simply Shreds
On Meet Me In My Daydream, Brother Magnum serves up a heavy dose of his easily identifiable funk-induced blues and slashing guitar throughout eleven songs - all of which he wrote, produced and arranged. His penetrating, signature solos are pleasingly demonstrative and pump through his veins, literally exploding from his fingertips in flammable fashion. His able-bodied vocals command your attention and can be compared favorably to Albert King. Fans of Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, and Robert Cray will find delight in this effort as well.

Many blues artists live recordings far surpass their studio efforts - there is something about performing in front of crowds that brings out the best in blues performers that somehow traditionally fails to translate well to the studio. Brother Magnum manages to bridge that gap - for a studio release many of the songs have a distinctive "live" feel. This is a tribute to the arrangements and fine production on this effort as well as a testimony to his superb backing musicians.

Brother Magnum's classic "Have A Good Time" will erupt from your speakers like a hurtling fireball and is one of my all time blues favorites. His scorching guitar solo on "What I Need" is almost too short; it is so good you will wish he extended it a little longer, though a very Jimi Hendrix-like riff and vocal echo throughout the song is equally enjoyable. I was half-expecting the good brother to segue into "Red House". One could identify this song as psychedelic blues and be spot on. It's a great song.

"Cocaine Sheila" is has traditional blues roots and bemoans the addictive nature of an unattainable woman in a descriptive, horizontal bump-n-grind manner. Brother Magnum's vocals are at the forefront of this number and the guitar is slightly understated, and it works well. A unyielding saxophone solo at 1:50 into the song accentuates the message and gives it a white-hot attitude. "I Should Have Known" and "Mexico" have a shuffle feel to them, blending traditional blues and soul that is incongruous to any specific genre. Both have a birth-of-rock-n-roll feel that is probably the best way to describe them. "Nee-Mo Money" and "Love Wrong Blues" provide wonderful examples of Brother Magnum's celebrated guitar-playing ability. To use a term that is often wrongly associated with heavy metal music, the man simply shreds.

Meet Me In My Daydream is a great addition to any blues lovers collection, a great mix of up tempo funkified numbers, retro soul blues, roots rock, traditional blues and even a shuffle or two. You can't re-invent the wheel but you can still make top of the line tires. Brother Magnum has not invented a new genre of music but he's doing it as good as anyone ever has.

-- Michael Canter (SonicJive.com)