Hustlers, Killers, and Thieves

by Greg Hester

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"Hustlers, Killers & Thieves", features Ivan Neville & The James Brown Band including Fred Wesley, Fred Thomas, Emcee Danny Ray & Legendary Guitarist Keith Jenkins. HKT was produced & recorded in Nashville by Eric McConnell ( Loretta Lynn, Todd Snider ).

Who’s that brother on Proctor Lane?

Take a drive with Greg Hester through HIS world – a place where booze comes in a paper bag and everyone has a nickname. A world of colorful characters who dance the circus dance of life each day while the rest of us make our way from the city out to our safe suburban homes.

As we ignore their gaze, they peer at us in our fancy little boxes and wonder who we are – hustlers, killers, or thieves. Because they know the score, and they’re not trading the joy and the rhythm for a shiny and safe life.

Truly great music instantly changes the context, transporting the listener to the artist’s world. Greg Hester manages to do just that with Hustlers, Killers, and Thieves. Just a few notes in, you’re in that city with all of its dirty glory. Greg Hester grew up around Old School Gangsters & Legendary Wrestlers in Augusta, Georgia, which made a huge impact on this soon to be Soul Man. His approach to soul is clearly influenced by the greatest, the magnificent Mr. James Brown, and yet is also clearly southern in style.

No, not Texas, New Orleans, or even Alabama southern. With a clear understanding of his heritage Greg manages to bring a new South to us, an urban South that is as real as the haze on a hot summer day. And oh, does the man work it, as if Mr. Brown himself taught him the ropes.

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released 23 November 2009

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Track Name: Down and Out In NYC
Shine ya shoes govna?
Let me tell you something
When you DONE LEFT HOME & think you're grown
Talking bout' going to the Big City The Big City Ain't Got No Pity in the big city, we're waiting on you
You have no idea when you talking ‘bout the city Let me tell you something................

I was born in New York City on a Monday
Seems I was out shinning shoes by Tuesday noon
Yeah, all the fat cats in the bad hats
Doing me a real big favor
Got the fat cats in the bad hats laying it on real good
Here’s a dime boy, give me a shine boy

When the cold wind blow in NYC
The streets don’t place to be, but there you are
So you try hard or you die hard
Nobody really gives a good damn
And you try hard or you die hard
No one gives a damn
Here’s a dime boy give me shine boy
When you’re down and out in NYC
Ain’t no way to be, but where you go?
When you’re down and out in NYC

Never never never gonna get that way again, Hey!

Gonna get myself together in the morning
Gonna leave it all behind like a bad bad dream
All the fat cats in the bad hats doing me a real big favor
All the fat cats in the bad hats laying it on real good
Here’s a dime boy give me shine boy
When you’re down and out in NYC
Ain’t nowhere to be when where can you go
When you’re down and out in NYC

Never never never gonna get that way again

When you’re down and out
Ohh when you’re down and out
Down and out in NYC

All the fat cats with the bad hats doing me a real big favor
When your down and out…
Oh when your down and out…

All the fat cats with the bad hats
AAH BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM
Track Name: Proctor Lane
Who’s that brother on proctor lane?
I’m that brother on proctor lane
Are You that brother with the cape and cane
I’m that brother with the cape and cane
I’m that brother that’s so insane
Everybody wants to play my game
Now everybody knows I’m down on proctor lane
Everybody say proctor lane
Proctor lane!
Proctor lane…
Proctor lane!
Everybody say proctor lane
Proctor lane!
Everybody say proctor lane
Proctor lane!

Now here she comes down on proctor lane
Doing everything but shaking her thing
Telling everybody she knows why
But that girl ain’t got no alibi
I been there and I've been dead
I been back and everywhere
Now shes back
& She don’t think
She can find That brother with the cape and cane
You know I like you when you shake it
You know I like you when you shake it
You know I like you when you shake it
You know I like you when you shake it Two Dollars more & I'll Fake it!!!

Down on Proctor I’m your doctor
Down on Proctor I’m your doctor
Down on Proctor I’m your doctor

I’m the brother that makes you scream
I’m that brother that is so …extreme
I’m that brother that can play your game
I’m that brother with the cape and cane

You know I like it when you shake it
You know I like it when you shake it
You know I like it when you shake it
You know I like it when you shake it

Two dollars more and I'll fake it
Who’s that brother on proctor lane?
I’m that brother on proctor lane
Are you that brother with the Famous Flames?
I’m that brother with the Famous Flames
I’m that brother with the cape and cane
Everybody wants to play my game

Now everybody knows I'm Down On Proctor Lane!!!!!
Track Name: Hustlers, Killers, and Thieves
People come to me and say
What’s a fool like you doing here
And even though I got it made
I just begun to see it clearly
All my love is gone
It left the night we said goodbye
Maybe one day in a dream
We will see where we are going

it’s what we’re meant to be
it’s what we’re meant to be
it’s what we’re meant to be
Hustlers, killers, and thieves

People still come up to me
And say what’s a fool like you still doing here
Just because you think you got it made
You think you can see everything so clear
All your love is gone
It left the night you said goodbye
But maybe one day in a dream
You will see where you are going

It’s what you’re meant to be
It’s what you’re meant to be
It’s what we’re meant to be
Hustlers, killers, and thieves
Track Name: Crazy Lovin'
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie your crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie your crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie your crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie your crazy lovin’

…Now girl let tell you what I'd do for you to make you want to be with me
I know I see you starring back at me with those big brown eyes
Come on give it to me

Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie your crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie your crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie your crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie your crazy lovin’

All the squares that keep on talkin’ about you people don’t you know that talk is cheap
I got a love that last forever and that’s what I’m gonna keep
Now…love me like you used to do
Hit me

Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie all crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie all crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie all crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie all crazy lovin’

Love me like you used to do baby
Love me like you used to do baby baby
Love me like you used to do come on
Love me like you used to do

Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie all crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie all crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie all crazy lovin’
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie all crazy lovin’

Love me like you used to do
Track Name: It's A New Day
Ain’ it funky now?
So funky
Girl, let me tell you what you got to do,

T.C.B. so mellow, nobody can get through.

When he asks you do you love him, smile and kiss his cheek.

Walk away and twist your hip, make sure you keep him weak.

Don't let nobody take care your business better than you do,

Do what he wants, when he wants, respect will come to you.

hold your man
hold your man
hold your man
hold your man

Never get so confident so it's nothin' you want to know,

Because that's the time you lose your thing, and then you got to blow.

you know what you got to tell him to be the untold boss
Use your thing so carefully and it won’t be a total loss
Sister, when you love your man, be careful how you tell him that

He will put you back in a corner, and use you like a Sunday hat

hold your man
hold your man
hold your man
hold your man

Never get too confident so it's nothin' you want to know,

Because that's the time you lose your thing, then you got to blow.

You know I got what it takes to be the untold boss,

You gotta use it carefully and you can't be a total...


Can I get some help?
Give it up
Got to have it so good
Give it up
Show him what you got to give

Girl, let me tell you what you got to do,

T.C.B. so mellow, nobody can get through.

When he asks you do you love him, smile and kiss his cheek.

Walk away and twist your hip, make sure you keep him weak.

Don't let nobody take care your business better than you do,

Do what he wants, when he wants, respect will come to you.

Can I get a witness?
Can I get a witness?
I need a witness
Ain’t it funky now
Can I get a witness, over here?
Aint it funky now?
Yes it is.
Ain’t it funky now
It’s so funky

It’s sweet cause it's on the beat
Track Name: The Corner
….Fire's Within'
Joy luck club
Good god almighty don’t you know we're past the age of innocence
Just a kiss before I Go I love you I love you not
I love your Hollywood smile
…Thunder of drums living out Loud ohhh don’t ya know….Life sure is Beauti-fowl
So if you see her up on 8th and Juniper
Tell her that fuzzy sent ya

Hey!
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner

…..no no no

Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner

Love your Hollywood smile
Toy soldiers living in the big town
Rain drops fall all around, all around
The first 9 in a half weeks are the hardest when you're livin' with close encounters of the worst kind
Now now now now now
Down on the avenue
Trixy still got…fur boots on....scrapes on her knees tears in her eyes Lord she's been workin' so hard ,so hard
So if you see her up on 8th and juniper
Tell her that fuzzy sent you

Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner

….

Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner

Love your Hollywood smile
Mr Jenkins…Mr. Jenkins!!

Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner

A Little alley

Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner

We walk for miles
….
Lord have mercy…
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner
Meet me at the corner

Way up in Buffalo, Down in Tupleo Trixy still got her boots on......
Ohhhh no no no no no no noooooo
Track Name: Pork Chops
Pork Chops
Track Name: I Love Ya'
Say what you will
I’ll tell you how I feel…I love ya’
Let’s not try to fight
Let’s just make it right…I love ya’

When you’re all the world I’ll ever need
come on pretty baby say it back to me
love is all I have to give, won’t you say it back to me
I love ya’


I know how you feel when you tell me you’re for real I love ya’
I’ll give you what you want, you can even flaunt
So come on tell me why, why I even try I love ya’
I’ll give you the moon just don’t leave the room…I need you

When you’re all the world I’ll ever need
come on pretty baby say it back to me
love is all I have to give, won’t you say it back to me
I love ya’

When you’re all the world I’ll ever need
come on pretty baby say it back to me
love is all I have to give, so won’t you say it back to me
I love ya’

tell me how you feel and I’ll make it real I love ya’
let’s not try to fight let’s just make it right…I love ya’
I’ll give you the world just go be my girl…I love ya’
Say what you will
I’ll tell you how I feel…I love ya’
Track Name: Prezident
Take me to the groove

People won’t you let me be your president
You hear me
People won’t you let me be your president
You hear me
I tell you you got to have sooouuul

One thing that I know fo sho’
Im gonna get it together
Another thing that I know fo sho’
It’s gonna be much better

I wanna be your president

I take that groove
Make that move
Just outta sight

…I Like some Tricks, I like some Treats
I likes the people that I meet
I’m gonna stop the crime on the street
Gonna make sure my peeps got something to eat
Gonna change some laws stop inflation
I'm the Prezident I rule the Nation…

People won’t you let me be your president
People won’t you let me be your president


One thing that I know fo sho’
I’m gonna love you forever
Another thing that I know fo sho’
It’s gonna be even better

I want to be your president
I said I got to represent ya’
I want to be your president
I said I got to represent ya’

Take me to church…. Ivan

People won’t you let me be your president
You hear me
People won’t you let me be your president
Youe hear me
I want to be your president
I want to be your president
You hear me
Oh yeah I said take me to the groove
AHH the cape man need to understand…That
Superman Batman Robin…Danny Ray
What I say…
We talking about the groove, capeman
All these people got the capes
Talkin’ bout the groove
Make your move
You know what You've got to have flare to stand out there….
I tell ya you got to have soul
Get ready get ready get the soul and yourself together
Aw you got to stand strong like a strong piece of leather
You hear me
Track Name: The Boss
I paid the cost to be the boss
I paid the cost to be the boss
I paid the cost to be the boss
I paid the cost to be the boss

Look at me know you see? You see a bad mother
Look at me, see what you see You see a bad mother

I paid the cost to be the boss
I paid the cost to be the boss
I paid the cost to be the boss
I paid the cost to be the boss

Look at me see what you see You see a bad mother
Shut your mouth
Look at me see what you see You see a bad mother

I paid the cost to be the boss
I paid the cost to be the boss
I paid the cost to be the boss
I paid the cost to be the boss

Look at me see what you see
You see a bad mother

Look at me what do you see
You see a bad mother
Shut your mouth
I’m a bad mother