Luaka Bop present the eccentric and rare music of Preacherman, the full collection of his rare catalog titled, Preacherman Plays T.J. Hustler’s Greatest Hits . Oddball funkiness!
Tim Jones, also known as Preacherman and recorded under Midi Man, Ironing Board Band and T.J. Hustler.
He made one very rare lp, and two even rarer CD’s. These tracks are from the CD’s. He was a salesman for IBM in Las Vegas, where he sold Selectric Typewriters and then word processors during the day and at night he would perform in the Las Vegas lounges. He was somewhat of an engineer and adapted a Hammond B3 organ to play a moog synth with some of the organ keys, (some still played the organ), and he adapted the organ’s foot controlled bass levers to play two Moog synth bass pedals (a failed item Moog made for a few years.) Thinking he wasn’t much of a live performer he had a wooden puppet made that he named T.J Hustler, and together with the puppet, he would engage in long philosophical soliloquies, (some of which are featured on this album).