Wednesday, September 23, 2009 is pleased to announce that we have three songs from the new Greg Adams offering "East Bay Soul" the self titled CD from this all-star band.  The three songs are as follows Jump,Shout and Holler, Always Take Two, and iHope.  More information on this release can be found below.

September 22, 2009 Ripa Records has just announced the release of  "East Bay Soul", the debut album from trumpeter producer Greg Adams’ project "East Bay Soul". 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, soulful and lush recording that showcases his stylishly soulful arrangements. As a trumpet player, Adams lternates 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 ront 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 Truth

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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”
10. “Five To Eleven”
11. “Someone New”

For more information please contact Andrea Adams at ALMManagement Group

Phone: 818.609.9528


Complete Playlist for 09/23/2009

As always the playlist is in Artist order and not in order of play.

***Ain't No Thang---Sister Long Legs
***Al Green---Take Me To The River
***Al Kooper---Wrestle With This
***Anthony Setola---Oakland And Back
***Average White Band---Work To Do
***Back To Basic---Peace And Understanding
***Band of Oz---Wall to Wall
***Barela---Tower Pops
***Barry Danielian---First Treasure
***BIG HORNS BEE---Vamp Intro (Reprise)
***Bill Bergman & The Micro Jets---Soul Universe
***Bill Champlin---Stone Cold Hollywood
***Bing & The Bingtones---Old Soul Music
***BlowZone---Sucker Punch
***Bobby Purify---What's Old To You
***Bobby Wayne---Soul's Got A Sound
***Bona Fide---The Horse You Came In On
***Boston Horns---Dyno-mite
***Bull City Syndicate---You Make Me Feel
***Candy Dulfer---Jungle Boogie
***Carmen Grillo---Dr. In The House
***Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band---Express Yourself
***Chris Cain---Wake up and Smell the Coffee
***Chuck Brown---Let The Good Times Roll
***Clayton/Scott Group---Color Of Love
***Cracked Ice---New Shade Of Bue
***Crusaders---Street Life
***Daddy Cool & the Groove Bug---Everybody
***Daryl Hall---Cab Driver
***Dave Dunlop---The Hang
***Dean Brown---Bigfoot
***Dko the Darren Kramer Organization---Quench!
***Doug & the Slugs---It's Got To Be Monday
***Down to the Bone---Spiderlegs
***Down to the Bone---Get on It
***Dr. John---Right Place, Wrong Time
***Dr. Payne & The Disease---Spin Around the Sun
***East 4th Horns---I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
***East Bay Soul---Jump,Shout and Holler
***East Bay Soul---Always Take Two
***East Bay Soul---iHope
***Electric Flag---Soul Searchin'
***Entropy---We Came To Funk
***Eric Bolvin---Time Bomb
***Frank Biner---Frankie B. Is Back In Town
***Fred Ross---Love, Love, Love
***Funk Filharmonik---You Never Left Here
***Funk Filharmonik---If We Make Love 1st (We'll Make Love Last)
***Funk Filharmonik---Don't Wanna Say
***Glenn Walters---Pain In My Heart
***Heavy Metal Horns---Horns In The House
***Himlaväsen---Release Yourself
***Hip Service---Hip2DaFunk
***Howard Tate---Night Owl
***Jack Hammer---Swim
***James Brown---Make It Funky
***James Brown---Mothern Popcorn
***James Fountain---Seven Day Brother
***Jerry Lopez---Negrita
***John Németh---Blue Broadway
***John Scofield---I Can't Stop Loving You
***Jon Cleary---Best Ain't Good Enough
***Jules Broussard---Love Won't Let Me Wait
***Kal David---That's Not Me
***L.A. Boppers---Where Do The Bop Go?
***Larry Carlton---Minute By Minute
***Lavell Hardy---Don't Lose Your Groove
***Les McCann---Funk It
***Little Beaver---Listen to My Heartbeat
***Little Mike & The Sweet Soul Music Band---Free Ride
***Lloyd Jones---I've Got To Get You Back
***Lowell Fulson---Black Nights
***Luther Kent---St James Infirmary
***Luther Kent & the Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks Showband & All-Star Revue---Flip, Flop And Fly
***Maceo & The Macks---Cross The Track (We Better Go Back)
***Mann Brothers---Use It or Lose It
***Marc Broussard---Love And Happiness
***Maynard Ferguson---Theme from "Rocky"
***MI22---Still remember
***Mic Gillette---Funky Good Time
***Michael Grimm---I've Been Loving You
***Mick Sterling & The Stud Brothers---Jackie Wilson Said
***Mingo Fishtrap---Out Of Control
***Muscle Shoals Horns---Get Down Tonight
***Natalie Cole---This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
***Nils Landgren---Simple Life
***Pee Wee Ellis---How I Depend On You
***Pete Escovedo---Flying South
***Poncho Sanchez---Squib Cakes
***Quicksilver Messenger Service---MOJO
***Quincy Jones---Razzamatazz
***Ray Charles---I Need A Good Woman Bad
***Red Prysock---Rooster Walk
***Reuben Wilson---Movin' On
***Richard Elliot---Neon Nights
***Rick Braun---Down and Dirty
***Ridin' Thumb---Do The Boomeloom
***Robert Peckman---Put It In the Pocket
***Roger Smith---Horn-Afication
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---Turn Your Love Around
***Scott Martin---Bernie's Tune
***Seawind---What cha doin'
***Severn Soul Revue---They Say
***Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings---Something's Changed
***Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings---Humble Me
***Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings---100 Days
***Sly & The Family Stone---Dance To The Music
***Soulpatrol---Hang Up Your Hang Up's
***Steely Dan---Black Friday
***Stefan Redtenbacher---The Track Formely Know as...
***Strokeland Superband---Just In Case You Wondered
***Strokeland Superband With Fred Ross---When Little Jesse Hit The Set
***Super Funky Express---Super Funky Express
***Tad Robinson---TAD ROBINSON- Long Way Home
***The Budos Band---Mas o Menos
***The Maxwell Project---Radiation Funk/Meltdown
***THE SUN MESSENGERS---Late Night Cruise
***Tom Scott & the L.A. Express---Smokin' Section
***Tony Adamo---This Time It's Real
***Tower of Power---On The Serious Side
***Wayne Cochran---Goin' Back To Miami