Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TOP Ten signs you are having an Oakland Thanksgiving: By Al Carlos

10. Ran out of Colt 45 before the early NFL game started.

9. Mother in law spent most of dinner talking about gum disease.

8. Leftovers included broke relatives passed out on the sofa whose feel smelled like popcorn.

7. Cousin tried to rob the 7-11 with new electric knife, but the cord was too short.

6. The Turkey had a tattoo that read, Property of Oakland Hells Angels.

5. Spent the day at Lake Merritt trying to kidnap a huge duck.

4. Woke up after a nap wearing a Mohawk made out of gravy, with gizzards sticking out of your ears and green beans out your nose.

3. When dinner came out of the kitchen your Uncle came out of the closet.

2. The whole freestyle rapping the grace thing, caused the church Deacon to slap you.

1. Your attorney made everyone sign a release before they could eat the mystery meat stuffing.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TOP Ten messages on Strokeland Records answering machine: By Al Carlos

10. Hey Rocco from TOP, could those "Fat City" dudes introduce me to some chunky babes?

09. Yeah, calling for Ms. Streisand, tell The Doctor his people need my people, if they do they will be the luckiest people in the world.

08. Guys, Bruce Conte here, my cousin Victor wants the number for the new "Fat City" people, he says he has something that could help them skinny the funk up.

07. Blevins here from Mingo Fishtrap, wanted to welcome Jerry and Santa Fe, wanted to let y’all know that we still have the most ridiculous band name on the label.

06. Roger Smooth jazz Smith here, make sure those "Fat" horn homies don’t sit on my organ.

05. Steve, its Doc, has melody made a comeback yet? Text me.

04. Chris here from Funkiphino, listen man we are getting way too many calls from Manila because we sound way too much like Filipino, could the PR cats do something about this?

03. John March from Zen Blues quartet here, no message man, hear the silence.

02. Patrick Allen, bout time someone called me back.

01. Former President Clinton here, Could someone from the Hip Service band call me asap.

Monday, November 17, 2008

News From Stokeland Records


Strokeland Records is proud to welcome Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns!

Bandleader Jerry Lopez assembled a 14-man crew of Vegas's finest show musicians for this latest iteration of his venerable group "Santa Fe" that arrived on the Vegas scene from New Mexico in the 1970's.
Howling standing-room-only crowds have crammed into the new band's Monday night gigs ever since -- most of Vegas's other A-List performers and many visiting musical celebrities routinely among them.

Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns have two CD releases -- Let the Healing Begin, recorded live in The Lounge at The Palms in Las Vegas in the summer of 2007, and "Live", a 2-CD set recorded live at the Palace Station in Las Vegas in 2005. "Live" is also available as a two-DVD video release.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

TOP Ten cool names for horn bands: By Al Carlos

10. Horny tones

9. Lipro Funktion

8. Master Blasters

7. Saxaholics

6. Altoads

5. Selmers over the rainbow

4 Saxaphonies

3. Tromboasters

2.Flugal homies

1. Brass monkeys

Monday, November 10, 2008

Playlist Updated

Below is the current playlist in our rotation, please note that the list is in artist name order. This is not the order that the songs play in.

Al Green-Let's Stay Together
Al Jarreau w/Joe Cocker-Lost & Found
Al Kooper-Id Rather Be An Old Mans Sweetheart (Than A Young Mans Fool)
Anna King-Mama's Got a Bag of Her Own
Anthony Setola-Oakland And Back
Arthur Prysock-I've got the blues so bad 2
Back To Basic-Solid Soul
Barbara Lynn-Movin' On A Groove
Beaufunk-Don't Walk Away
Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows-300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy
Bill Bergman & The Metro Jets-The Metro 3:30 A.M.
Bing & The Bingtones-Funk With Me
Bing & The Bingtones-Celebrate Tonight
Bing & The Bingtones-Mr DJ
BlowZone-Sucker Punch
Bobby Wayne-Soul Station
Brecker Brothers-Sneakin' Up Behide You
Bruce Katz Band-Hep-Ology
Candy Dulfer-Everyday People
Chad Rager Groove-Pyramid Of Pachyderms
Charles Wright-Express Yourself
Chase-Open Up Wide
Cold Blood-Down To The Bone
Connie Rae-Man Enough
Danny Weis-Turn It Up
Darrell Nulisch-My Baby's Gone
Daryl Hall-Cab Driver
Dave Mason Mike Finnigan-Going Down Slow
David Clayton - Thomas -Mornin' Blues
David Raitt & Jimmy Thackery-Id Rather Be Blind, Crippled, & Crazy
David Sanborn-The Dream
Dean Brown-Bigfoot
Delbert McClinton-New York City
Dennis Edwards-You're My Aphrodisiac
Edgar Winter-Free Ride
Electric Flag-Soul Searchin'
Five Alarm Funk-Don Mega
Harvey Scales-Get Down
Howard Tate-She May Be White But...
James Brown-Soul Power (Parts 1 & 2)
Jay Soto-Slammin'
Jerry Lopez-San Diego
Joe Cocker-You Haven't Done Nothin'
Joe McBride-Sara Smile
John Findlay-GO-GO DE BLUE
John Findlay-Skin It Back
Johnny Otis Show-The Watts Breakaway
Jon Burr Band-Just Can't Wait
Jon Cleary -A Little Satisfaction
Jukejoint-Chewy Goodness
Jules Broussard-Cajun Moon
Kim Wilson-When The Lights Go Out
Les McCann-Funk It
Line Drive -You've Gotta Believe In Something
Lloyd Jones-Bust Up A Love
Louise Hoffsten-Shut Up And Kiss Me
Luther Kent and Trick Bag-Let The Good Times Roll
Mark Dolin-Belly Up
Memphis Horns-Soul Bowl
Mighty Sam McClain-Been There, Done That
Mighty Sam McClain-Long Train Runnin'
Mighty Sam McClain-I'm Sorry
Mingo Fishtrap-People Person
Molasses-Straight From The Players
Nils Gessinger-Soulmusic
Pee Wee Ellis-Cold Sweat / Licking Stick Licking Stick
Robert Peckman-Stirrin' Up Bees
Rueben Wilson-Movin' On
Scott Martin-Fried Neckbones
Seawind-What cha doin'
Shilts-Stax Of Sax
Soul Clan-That's How It Feels
Standford Townsand Band-Smoke From A Distant Fire
Steve Bassett-On A Saturday Night
Steve Ferrone-Put It In
Tad Robinson-Too Late to Turn Back Now
Various-Ross Carnegie / Cool Dad
Yoichi Murata-Positive Sign

Sunday, November 2, 2008

TOP TEN ways The Fillmore DVD would be different shot in Oakland: By Al Carlos

10. Band members would arrive in stolen Town Cars rather than rented vans.

9. 16 horn players at once, someone would have been served with court documents.

8. Brian and Raoul would be mistakened for Teamster mob bosses.

7. Free 510 area code tattoo's instead of comemorative posters.

6. DVD shot entirely by police surveillance cameras.

5. Extra security to prevent Bounty Hunters from going after the audience.

4. A limited edition deck of cards issued with band x-wife pictures on them.

3. VIP would be defined as Very Important Parolees.

2. A bootleg copy of the show would be available outside during the show.

1. The audience may have shot back.