Friday, July 17, 2009

As we mentioned last month, Strokeland Records artist Tony Adamo is releasing a cover song from the Eastbay's own “Tower Of Power”. Tony and record producer/guitarist Jerry Stucker, have dusted off the classic “This Time It’s Real”, and added their own “take” to the song.

“This Time It’s Real” is the first song from a new CD (Untitled) to be released by Tony Adamo in 2010. It will soon be released for airplay, but you can hear it here first, at We currently have this new offering in our rotation, and it will play three times in our nearly nine hour rotation.

Guitarist/producer Jerry Stucker brought in R&B/Soul -legend drummer, James Gadson (Bill Withers, Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones),The organist Neil Larson (Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Whitney Houston), and Reggie McBride on bass (Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Keb’Mo’) to record the rhythm tracks on the song. The horn section is made up of current Tower Of Power members Doc Kupka, Tom Politzer and returning member Mic Gillette.

For more information on Tony Adamo, please visit Tony at his myspace page.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This Just In From Roger Smith

Roger Smith will be performing at the KWJZ Music Festival on August 1, 2009. The concert will be held at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, Washington. Show begins at 2:00.

This performance will be unique because Roger will be using the Seattle based DoctorfunK, as his back up band. Both Roger, and DoctofunK’s music can be found at Strokeland Records.

This Jazz concert is a two day event. Appearing on the bill with Roger Smith (August 01, artists) are Novello with guest Eric Marienthal, Lee Ritenour, Jazz Attack: Richard Elliot, Rick Braun & Jonathan Butler .

Information Links:

Roger Smith

Strokeland Records
Concert Information

Monday, July 13, 2009

TOP Ten things to do when a fight happens at a Horn Band gig: By Al Carlos

10.Punch your Brother/Sister in law, you may never get a chance again.

9. When is doubt, knock them out.

8. Betting is allowed in Las Vegas and New Jersey.

7. Girl fights should be stopped immediately after a half hour.

6. Do not sing to sober people with badges.

5. True fans can beat someone down with one hand while not spilling a drop of beer.

4. Any money that falls out of pockets is designated for a Fat Burger after the gig.

3. If someone drops a cell phone call Iran and leave it roaming.

2. Head butt anyone wearing a sweater.

1. Like we say in Oakland, “Don’t start nothing, there won’t be nothing”.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

East Bay Soul's new release "Survival Of The Hippest"

As we announced earlier this month is the first station to play “Survival of the Hippest” the first single released by Greg Adams new project "East Bay Soul". The song was first played this weekend on the "East Bay Soul" Facebook page, and received great reviews from the bands fans.

"Survival Of The Hippest" can be heard three times in our eight and one half hour rotation. It is one of eleven songs to be released this September, and will hit national airplay later this month.

To learn more about The Band • The Music • The Message • The Truth

The track listing for East Bay Soul's first CD release is:

1. “Survival of the Hippest”
2. “Bop Drop”
3. “Reading Lips”
4. “Jump, Shout and Holler”
5. “What’s It’s Gonna Be”
6. “Always Take Two”
7. “iHope”
8. “ Awaken”
9. “Stop”
10. “Five To Eleven”
11. “Someone New”
For more information please contact:
Andrea Adams at ALM Management Group
Phone: 818.609.9528

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sage News Songs First On

This morning we added a new Play List. In that list are three songs from the band “Sage”. This August marks their 40th anniversary. To celebrate “Sage” is releasing a limited three song CD titled "Sage: 40th Anniversary Edition". These songs are a pre-release of a full length CD that will be issued in 2010.

The three songs on the CD, and currently in our rotation are:

"Make It Funky"
"Nobody Does It Like You"
"Take Me Back to the City"

Artists on this CD are the following members of “Sage”:

Frank Anzalone - B3
Russ Anzalone - Drums
Lou Soliz - Vocals
Joel Gonzalez - Bass
Joe Ryan - Guitar
Bill Vainer - tenor sax
Keith Kershner - Trombone

Plus Special Guests.... (all three songs)

Andy Winer - trumpet (and horn arrangements) from the American Idol band
Mic Gillette - trumpet and trombone (former and returning member of Tower of Power)
Tom Politzer - tenor sax (sax solos on "Take me Back" and "Make it Funky" Tower of Power)
Stephen “Doc” Kupka - Bari sax (Tower of Power)

Recorded at "Soundtek Studios" in Campbell, CA
Robert Berry - Recording engineer/mix master
Frank Anzalone – producer

The CD can be purchased (available within the next two weeks) from Sage at the following link: Sage CD.

Proceeds from the CD (100%) will be donated to local children's music programs!

Updated Playlist for July 11th 2009

Playlist in Artist Order not in Order of Play:

Anna King-That's When I Cry
Betty Wright-Shoorah! Shoorah!"
Big Maybelle-96 Tears
Bill Champlin-Stone Cold Hollywood
Blood, Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel
Bob James-We're All Alone
Bob James-Maputo
Bob James-Farandole
Bobby Wayne-Soul's Got A Sound
Bradley Leighton-She's Gone
Bradley Leighton-Café Con Leche
Brand New Heavies-Have A Good Time
Brian Culbertson-Hollywood Swinging feat. Musiq Soulchild & Gerald Albright
Bruce Conte-Messin' With The Kid
Bull City Syndicate-Brother Man
Chickenhawks-Pocky Way
Cracked Ice-New Shade Of Bue
Daddy Cool & the Groove Bug-Everybody
David Raitt & Jimmy Thackery-Id Rather Be Blind, Crippled, & Crazy
Down To The Bone-Yo Man, It's Herbie
Downchild Blues Band-I Got Everything I Need
Dr. John-Right Place at the Wrong Time
Dr. Payne & The Disease-Get Up
Dr. Payne & The Disease-Disco Yarn
Drori-Hansen Furniture-I Can Take It
Earth Wind & Fire-Hearts To Heart
Electric Flag-Soul Searchin'
Elvin Bishop-Medley(Let The Good Times Roll,A Change Is Gonna Come,Bring It On Hom E)
Entropy-Another Man's Woman
Floyd Miles & Friends-The Same Thing
Fontella Bass-Rescue Me
Francis Rocco Prestia-Don't Play Around
Frank Williams And The Rocketeers-You Got To Be A Man
Freeport-Keep it Up All Alone the Line
Funk Filharmonik-We Get The Notion
Funkiphino-Hold On
Grant Green-Green's Greenery
Greg Adams-Loco Motive
Incognito-Talkn' Loud
Jack Hammer-Swim
Jaco Pastorius-Soul intro/The Chicken
Jay Soto-Slammin'
Jazzkantine-Take Five
Jeff Golub-Cold Duck Time
Jim Byrnes-If I Ever Cried
Joe Jackson-Rhythm Delivery
Joe Louis Walker-I Can't Get You Off My Mind
Joe McBride-Sara Smile
Joe Simon-Let's Do It Over
Joey Gilmore-Somebody Done Took My Baby And Gone
Johnny Guitar Watson-Ain't That A Bitch
Jon R. Smith-Miss New Orleans
Jules Broussard-Cajun Moon
Kim Wilson-When The Lights Go Out
L.A. Boppers-Where Do The Bop Go?
Liquid Soul-This And That
Little Mike & The Sweet Soul Music Band-Free Ride
Little Royal-Razor Blade
Marc Broussard-You Met Your Match
Mark Dolin-Can't Stop Thinkin' About Ya
Maynard Ferguson-Birdland
Mi22-Hit me with your rhythm
Nick Lane-An Inside Joke
Nick Lane,-Big & Hairy
Nils Landgren-Give it up
Otis Redding-Try A Little Tenderness
Pamela Rose-You Could Have It All
Patrick Allen-You Lit A Fire In Me
Paulinho Da Costa-I'm Going To Rio
Paulo Mendoca-Respect
Pee Wee Ellis-Cold Sweat / Licking Stick Licking Stick
Peter Friestedt-Time To Play
Rented Mule-Massapoag Jaunt
Rented Mule-Drive By Booty
Rick Braun and Richard Elliot-Curve Ball
Ridin' Thumb-Believe
Robbin Thompson & Steve Bassett-Sweet Virginia Breeze
Robert Peckman-Stirrin' Up Bees
Sage-Nobody Does It Like You
Sage-Take Me Back to the City
Sage-Make It Funky
Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns-Come Together
Scott Martin-More Today Than Yesterday
Scott Martin Latin Soul Band-Pork Choppin'
Scott Martin Latin Soul Band-Voodoo Juice
Soul Stew-Love & Happiness
Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance
Stan Getz & João Gilberto-Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
Steely Dan-Deacon Blues
Strokeland Superband-Let's Do Funk
Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan-Love Me
The Brian Setzer Orchestra-Rock This Town
The Domino Band-Lets Stay Together
The Hip Pocket-The Pocket
The Lincolns-Don't Fight It
The Maxwell Project-Radiation Funk/Meltdown
The Sons of Champlin-Tabacco Road
The Tubes-Tip Of My Tongue
Thelma Houston-If It's The Last Thing I Do
Tony Adamo-Groove Therapy
Tower of Power-What Happened To The World That Day?
Tower of Power-Steamroller - Tower of Power
Van Morrison-Jackie Wilson Said
Wayne Cochran-Somebody's Been Cuttin' In On My Groove
Whiskey Howl-I'll Go Crazy
Whitey's Carinval of Funk-Tilt-A-Whirl
Willie Hutch-Lucky To Be Loved
Yoichi Murata-Positive Sign

Monday, July 6, 2009

TOP Ten things overheard at band member 4th of July fishing trip:

10. I’ve got your pole right here.

9. If you do that dance barefoot in the water it will traumatize the fish.

8. No matter how hard you try, Catfish cannot be sucked in by a flugelhorn.

7. Paddling a canoe with a bass will cause it to make severe left turns.

6. Using fried Chicken as bait only works on East Bay women.

5. Don’t change Speedos in the middle of a stream either. (See # 9)

4. Be sure to keep your Organ dry.

3. A trout boat shouldn’t have a blown 350 V-8 Cadillac North star engine.

2. Popcorn, Beer and Cornuts are not 3 square meals.

1.A good band vacation would be not seeing your mug for a few months.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Official Information on East Bay Soul Release

For Immediate Release



June 30, 2009- Los Angeles, CA- Ripa Records will release East Bay Soul, the debut album from trumpeter producer Greg Adams’ project East Bay Soul, September 22nd, 2009. Adams, founding member of Tower of Power and legendary arranger, his signature sound made the Tower of Power horn section a sought out entity all it's own. Greg has made an urbane, soulfuland lush recording that showcases his stylishly soulful arrangements. As a trumpet player, Adams alternates between a powerful open horn and sexy muted trumpet revealing the breadth and elegance he embodies.

The sound has it’s root’s in the uniquely soul based genre associated with the San Francisco East Bay Area. It is however, R&B for our time. Watch and hear this band and you will find yourself in front of the stage, and people will be moving with the music. The timeless quality of the East Bay Soul sound knows no age limits.

Emmy and Grammy nominated Adams co wrote several songs with Nick Milo, his former band mate from Tower of Power and now Music Director for Joe Cocker. The opening track “Survival of the Hippest” unfolds with the epitome of cool, it’s horn laden track swells with complete commitment before Tom Bowes delivers a rap that is almost biographical as the title implies.

Balancing the sultry and robust, the hopeful and the absolute. East Bay Soul excels on the west coast straight ahead “Bop Drop” that literally drops into “Reading Lips” jazz infused R&B soul drenched vocals of love in bloom.

Lee Thornburg emerges with his interpretation on Howard Tate’s 1960’s chestnut, “Stop”, and Adams’ arrangement is just what the song needed to bring the “full funk” of the track to life. Drawing on the inspirations of our times and awareness of new ideas, “iHope” asks the question of promise and possibilities, a message delivered with tremendous style by Darryl Walker. “Someone New” a stirring closing to the disc about emotional distances we must overcome to keep love alive and questions “Am I losing you?”

Adams trust and confidence in what he has designed, is what makes East Bay Soul so exciting. “It took this much time for me to get here and to finally make this kind of record. I always knew it would happen."

East Bay Soul will remind you of what you loved about music, creating an all new "Metro Jazz", really a new approach of a melting pot of contemporary urban rhythm and a music combining all the sounds from the city. The ethnic sounds of the trials and tribulations, the hard fought, the victories, sweetness and sadness. It comes through in the music in all forms. It's world, it's metro, it's edgy, it’s urban.

It's East Bay Soul. It's Got Soul!"

To learn more about The Band • The Music • The Message • The TruthPlease visit:

The track listing for East Bay Soul
1. “Survival of the Hippest”
2. “Bop Drop”
3. “Reading Lips”
4. “Jump, Shout and Holler”
5. “What’s It’s Gonna Be”
6. “Always Take Two”
7. “iHope”
8. “ Awaken”
9. “Stop”1
0. “Five To Eleven”
11. “Someone New”
For more information please contact:
Andrea Adams at ALM Management Group
Phone: 818.609.9528