The new record label BEN*ADDICTION, as promised, has delivered it’s first several albums here in October 2013. While a number of them are repackaged-reissues of former BEN*JAM albums, now sporting the BEN*ADDICTION name. They’ve also released two brand new projects, being “You Need The Holy Ghost – Vol. 3″ & “HYMN*JAMM”.
With BEN*JAM being the flagship band of BEN*ADDICTION, “HYMN*JAMM” is their first recording which is not completely comprised of all original songs written by Rev. Benjamin Blankenship. The album was actually a by product of them adding additional tracks to “You Need The Holy Ghost – Vol. 3″, which has a run-time is about an hour. While going down to layout 3 more songs, Ben suggested – lets do a Hymns album. People seem to like them, & it’d be ridiculously easy. HYMN*JAMM features 11 songs:
AMAZING GRACE | HAVE A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS | I SHALL NOT BE MOVED | HEAVEN’S JUBILEE | I CAN’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE | I LOVE TO WALK WITH JESUS | MEETING IN THE AIR | I’M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD | WE’LL UNDERSTAND IT BETTER BY AND BY | I’M IN A NEW WORLD | AMAZING GRACE (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
BEN*JAM’s “You Need The Holy Ghost – Vol 3″ goes where no other gospel music CD has gone before. Being a live band, and breaking the rules – this CD is on fire. It’s all gas & no brake. They play an enormous amount of musical interludes & solos during the songs, repeat verses & choruses multiple times. If you are spiritually and/or emotional dead – you’d hate it. BEN*JAM combats the blatant stupid that you have to go fast song, slow song, fast song, slow song – as though people are too stupid to know it’s a different song. Overall, it’s just a fun album to listen to. The length of many songs vary, as some are made to go much longer than they otherwise would. It’s happy, exciting, fun, and entertaining. This is a great album to drive to as it’s lengthy and very high energy. There are a large number of new songs & some favorites revisited from past BEN*JAM albums. It features 12 original songs in all & a medley of several BEN*JAM songs they are:
PRAISE HIM LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS | I LIKE IT LOUD | THE BALLAD OF REV. J. BAZZELL MULL | SHOUT OVER THE CROWD | SING A SHOUTIN’ SONG | BEN*JAM MEDLEY | HE’S AN ALMIGHTY GOD | GET UP, GET BUSY, OR GET OUT | THIS PARTY’S DONE GOT STARTED | THERE AIN’T NO HALFWAY | THERE’S A MIGHTY RIVER FLOWIN’ | HE WATCHED HER DIE | FAITHFUL TO THE PROMISE