& the Bada-Bings Born to be Wild
Big-T and the Bada-Bings a 23 piece "Wall-o-Freaking
Music" just back from playing at the Queen's
Golden Jubilee in London, has recorded and release
this new CD.
Craig (Big-T) Thompson, is a story in is own right.
Big-T used to weigh 400lbs and was a SUMO wrestler
in Japan for three and a half years.
Five and a half years ago "Big" had the
gastric bypass surgery and lost 200 pounds in one
year, and then had 12 pounds of skin chopped off.
After loosing all of the weight, "Big",
decided to take a HUGE leap of faith and follow
his little kid dream of singing in front of a real
Big Band. This was an extraordinary and wild leap
because "Big" had never had any formal
music training. He just knew that God had a really
wild and crazy path set before him if he would only
be will to take the first steps.
Well folks, Bada-Freakin-Bing, Big-T has hit a
homerun with this totally wild collection of tunes.
10% of the proceeds from this CD are going to two
1. Our Friends Place - www.ourfriendsplace.org
2. Reading and Radio Resource - www.readingresource.org
The title track is "Born To Be Wild"
arranged and produced by Brian Piper. This CD is
breaking many of the industry rules. Who in the
world would have ever thought to rearrange a Steppenwolf
Rock and Roll Song to the powerful sound of a Big
Band. Big-T continues to sail uncharted waters by
delivering the smoothest of ballads like "Since
I fell For You" to the barrel-chested roar
of the bluesy "Stormy Monday" while finding
room for his knock out punch of Jump Blues version
of Stevie Ray Vaughn's "Pride and Joy".
The only common denominator for every song on the
brilliant compilation of extreme tunes is that the
listener will want to dance to each and every note.
Big-T has recently added Latin percussion to his
sound to flames the fires of the passionate Latin
lyrics of "Girl form Ipanema" and "Tangerine".
True to the Italiano Bada-Bing name, Big-T caps
off the cd with a unique arrangement of "Buona
This CD delivers the end result of making the ladies
feel classy yet sexy, and the gentlemen feel like
the kingpin that they are.
So do yourself a freakin favor and get two copies.
One for jamming in the car, and the other for the
Fellas, trust me, you put this on the stereo and
open a bottle of wine....
Born To Be Wild
Pride And Joy
Since I Fell For You
Girl From Ipanema
Sweet Little Angel
Dance With Me
Let The good Times Roll
Ain't Nobody's Business