Monday, November 30, 2009

Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns...CD Release Tonight.

Santa Fe will have be having a CD release party tonight at the Palms here in Vegas.  Show starts at 10:30 PM tonight.  The new release titled "When The Curtain Goes Up" can be purchased online at  The CD contains mostly originals written by the band members, and features each of Santa Fe's lead singes on at least one song.  For the past several weeks has been playing selected songs from the CD, and will continue over the next several weeks.  Check out our current playlist for info on which songs we are currently playing. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Updated Playlist For November 25, 2009

Listed below is our current playlist.  As always the playlist is in Artist order and not in order of play:

***Average White Band---Pick Up The Pieces
***Chuck Brown---Let The Good Times Roll
***Downchild Blues Band---I Got Everything I Need
***East Bay Soul---iHope
***East Bay Soul---Always Take Two
***East Bay Soul---Survival Of The Hippest
***John Findlay---Intoxicated
***Johnny Guitar Watson---Ain't That A Bitch
***Jules Broussard---Love Won't Let Me Wait
***Kal David---That's Not Me
***Larry Carlton---Minute By Minute
***Line Drive---You've Gotta Believe In Something
***Little Mike & The Sweet Soul Music Band---Free Ride
***Little Milton---Some Kind of Wonderful
***Little Royal---Razor Blade
***Lloyd Jones---When I Get Back Home
***Lon Bronson---White Punks On Dope
***Louise Hoffsten---Shut Up And Kiss Me
***Low Budget Blues Band---Can I Get a Witness
***Mann Brothers---Afternoon Delight
***Manu Dibango---Soul Makossa
***Marc Broussard---Love And Happiness
***Mark Dolin---Can't Stop Thinkin' About Ya
***Marlena Shaw---Mercy,Mercy,Mercy
***Maynard Ferguson---Give It One
***Mellow Fellows---I've Got To Find A Way
***Men From U.N.C.L.E.---Knock On Wood/Studio
***Mi22---Hit me with your rhythm
***Mic Gillette---Funky Good Time
***Michael Grimm---I've Been Loving You
***Michelle Shocked---Barefootin'
***Mighty Sam McClain---Been There, Done That
***Mingo Fishtrap---Catch The Bus
***MNOZIL BRASS---I got you
***Molasses---Straight From The Players
***Muscle Shoals Horns---Celebrate, Recreate, Participate
***New York Horns---Bring That Friend Of Yours
***Newtone---In The Beginning
***Nick Lane---Big & Hairy
***Nils Landgren---Simple Life
***Otis Grand---Finish Line w/Curtis Selgado
***Pat O'Donnell---Tee Time
***Patrick Allen---You Lit A Fire In Me
***Paul Craver---Macon Memphis and Muscle Shoals
***Paul Langille---Bing It On Home To Me
***Paulo Mendoca---Respect
***Pee Wee Ellis---Cold Sweat / Licking Stick Licking Stick
***Pete Escovedo---All This Love
***Players Association---Ride The Groove
***Poncho Sanchez---Shotgun Slim
***Prime Time Funk---Piece Of My Heart
***Ray Charles---Still Crazy After All These Years
***Rented Mule---Jonesberg
***Richard Elliot---The Boys From The Bay
***Rick Braun---Down and Dirty
***Ridin' Thumb---Know What I Mean
***Robbin Thompson & Steve Bassett---Sweet Virginia Breeze
***Robert Peckman---Put It In the Pocket
***Roger Smith---Fiesta
***Roy Buchanan---Potato Peeler
***Rufus Thomas---That Woman Is Poison
***Sage---1 Way 2 Rock
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---I'll Pack It Up
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---When The Curtain Goes Up
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---Wishing Well
***Santana---Everybody´s Everything
***Scott Martin---Platanos
***Scott Martin Latin Soul Band---Pork Choppin'
***Seawind---What cha doin'
***Shilts---Look What's Happened
***Sly & The Family Stone---Dance To The Music
***Smokin' With Superman---2 Sweet Fine Hams
***Soul Stew---Funky Nassau
***Soulbop---Midnight Hour
***Southside Johnny---Cadillac Jack
***Spyro Gyra---Morning Dance
***Steve Hilliam---Take Ur Pick
***Strokeland Superband---Let's Do Funk
***Strokeland Superband With Fred Ross---When Little Jesse Hit The Set
***Tad Robinson---Too Late To Turn Back Now
***Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan---Tightrope
***The Bo-Keys---Back at the Chicken Shack
***The Brian Setzer Orchestra---The Dirty Boogie
***The Brothers Johnson---Teaser
***The Chops Band---Scrapple And Grits
***The Doobie Brothers---Take Me In Your Arms
***The Electric Flag---Killing Floor
***The Groove Hogs---Blues Is My Business
***The J.B.'s---Pass The Peas
***The Mic Gillette Band (MGB)---So Very Hard To Go
***The Rascals---Jungle Walk
***THE SUN MESSENGERS---Late Night Cruise
***The Super Groovers---Seaside Adventures In Hollypool
***The Tubes---Tip Of My Tongue
***Tom Saviano---Making Up Lost Time
***Tom Scott---Sarah, Sarah
***Tommy Castro---Big Sisters Radio
***Tony Adamo---Groove Therapy
***Tower Of Power---643-5789
***Tower Of Power---Ebony Jam
***Triple Trouble---Mamma Jamma
***Tyrone Davis---Can I Change My Mind
***Various---Jimmy Hall w/LA Reflection Section / Higher And Higher
***Various Artists---Standing On Shaky Ground - Delbert McClinton
***Various Artists---Um Um Um
***Walter "Wolfman" Washington---Close The Door
***Warren Hill---Easy
***Was (Not Was)---I Can't Turn You Loose
***Wayman Tisdale---Get Down On It
***Wayne Cochran---I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
***Wet Willie---Weekend
***Whiskey Howl---Everythings Gonna Be Alright
***Wilson Pickett---She's Lookin' Good
***Yoichi Murata---Two Woodpeckers
***Zen Blues Quartet---What A Life

Happy Thanksgiving wishes all of you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.  This also marks the beginning of our 4th year on the Internet. 

Monday, November 23, 2009

TOP Ten signs you had a bad Thanksgiving in Oakland last year by Al Carlos

 10. Cousins Girlfriend drank a gallon of Colt 45 before the 9AM NFL game started.
 9. Mother in law spent most of dinner talking about her pit bulls gum disease.
 8. Leftovers included broke country relatives whose feet smelled like movie 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 from 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 Chooch came out of the closet.
 2. Your whole freestyle rapping the grace thing, caused the Church Deacon to slap you.
 1. Someone bought the Mushrooms in Berkeley by mistake.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

TOP Ten things Tower of Power likes about playing Denmark By Al Carlos

10.Rocco hopes to bring back a fresh Danish, named Helga.
 9. Very much like San Francisco because it is run by a Queen and you can get there by ferry.
 8. 2nd most peaceful country in the world, In honor of them they play Knock yourself up”.
 7. They have a savage history of Vikings, the band has a savage history of Raiders.
 6. A welfare state, concerts are held on the 1st and the 15th.
 5. Crew wanted to know what a reindeer/moose deli tray tasted like.
 4. DG needed some new funking –blogging-Twitter- fodder.
 3. Doc is thinking about changing over to a horn helmet instead of a fedora.
 2. Someone said at the Copenhagen zoo, if you are buzzed, they let you ride the Yak.
 1. No one in the whole country knows where Oakland is.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's Going on In Vegas? Check out Bobby G's blog.

If you want to know what's happening with the local scene here in Las Vegas, and your a fan of music, check out our friend Bobby G's blog.  Bobby hits all the venue's in town, finding only the best music, and writing about it.  You will also find some great photography (up close and personal) of the bands as well.  You can find Bobby's blog at  As the blog name indicates, you'll find out what's going on with Santa Fe, and so much more.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tonight is the official opening night of “Bill Champlin’s”, “Bichin” tour. The tour is in support of Bill’s new CD “No Place Left To Fall”. I had the opportunity to catch a preview of the tour this past Monday night at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. If you are anywhere near this tour you must drop in and catch Bill live. The band is incredible, great musicianship, and incredible vocals. The supporting cast on this tour is Bill’s wife Tamara on Vocals, and members of Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns, Jerry Lopez-guitar/vocals, Jamie Hosmer keboards/vocals, Rochon Westmoreland bass/vocals, and former Santa Fe member Eddie Garcia on drums. In our current playlist we have a number of songs that Bill can be heard on :

Bill Champlin---Stone Cold Hollywood
Bill Champlin---First And Last
Francis Rocco Prestia---Don't Play Around
Mic Gillette---Open Up The Door
Peter Friestedt---Time To Play
Strokeland Superband---Color Me Gone
The Mike Reilly Band---Whos Been Sleeping In My Bed
The Sons of Champlin---Rooftop

Tour list below:

Nov 6, 8:00P The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, California
Nov 7, 8:00P Anthology, San Diego, California
Nov 8, 7:00P Brixton South Bay, Redondo Beach, California
Nov 10, 8:00P Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, California
Nov 11, 8:00P Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, California
Nov 12, 8:00P Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne, California
Nov 13, 8:00P Hutchins Street Square, Lodi, California
Nov 14, 8:00P Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa, California
Nov 15, 4:00P Constable Jacks, Newcastle, California
Nov 19, 8:00P Jimmy Maks, Portland, Oregon
Nov 20, 8:00P Mukilteo Coffee Roaster, Langley, Washington
Nov 21, 8:00P Mukilteo Coffee Roaster, Langley, Washington
Nov 22, 8:00P Triple Door, Seattle, Washington

For more info on Bill go to:

More from Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns soon to be released CD

We are continuing to play cuts from the soon to be released CD “When The Curtain Goes Up” by “Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns”. In our current rotation are four songs from the CD “Indian Summer Day”, “Dat Greazy Thang”, “Into The Night”, and “I’ll Pack It Up”. The CD will be available in the next few weeks for more info go to : or

Updated Playlist for 11-06-2009

Our current playlist is listed below (as always this is in artist order and not order of play)

***Al Kooper---Id Rather Be An Old Mans Sweetheart (Than A Young Mans Fool)
***Alias Smith and Lane---Smile & Nod
***Anna King---That's When I Cry
***Arthur Prysock---I've got the blues so bad 2
***Average White Band---Oh, Maceo
***Back To Basic---Good, Good Time
***Barry Danielian---Common Ground
***Beaufunk---Beaufunk Swing
***Betty Wright---Shoorah! Shoorah!"
***BIG HORNS BEE---Vamp Intro (Reprise)
***Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows---300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy
***Bill Champlin---Stone Cold Hollywood
***Bill Champlin---First And Last
***Bill Withers, G Washington---Just the Two of Us
***Bing & the Bingtones---Old Soul Music
***Blood, Sweat & Tears---Nuclear Blues
***BlowZone---Sucker Punch
***Bobby Purify---What's Old To You
***Bobby Wayne---Soul's Got A Sound
***Bononia Sound Machine---Childred Of The Sun
***Bononia Sound Machine---Very Little Good Time
***Boscoe---If I Had My Way
***Bradley Leighton---Café Con Leche
***Brandon Fields---Grapevine
***Brecker Brothers---Sneakin' Up Behide You
***Brian Culbertson---You Got To Funkifize feat Chance Howard
***Brothers Of The Southland---Rock And Roll Survivor
***Bruce Conte---Messin' With The Kid
***Bull City Syndicate---You Make Me Feel
***Candy Dulfer---Pick Up The Pieces
***Carmen Grillo---Dr. In The House
***Chad Rager Groove---Whipping Post
***Charles Wells---My Little Feel Good
***Charles Wright---Love Land
***Chase---Handbags And Gladrags
***Chris Cain Band---Wake up and Smell the Coffee
***Chuck Loeb---Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
***Clarence Reid---Nobody But You Babe
***Cold Blood---Down To The Bone
***Darrell Nulisch---My Baby's Gone
***Dave Dunlop---The Hang
***Dave Koz---Faces of the Heart
***Dave Weckl---Tower Of Inspiration
***David Clayton - Thomas---Mornin' Blues
***David Raitt & Jimmy Thackery---Id Rather Be Blind, Crippled, & Crazy
***Delbert McClinton---Maybe Someday Baby
***Dko the Darren Kramer Organization---Quench!
***Doctor Funk---Right Here
***Dr. Hector & The Groove Injectors---Good Night For Making Love
***Earth, Wind, & Fire---Boogie Wonderland
***East Bay Soul---Five To Eleven
***East Bay Soul---Jump, Shout & Holler
***East Bay Soul---Always Take Two
***Edgar Winter---I've Got News For You
***Entropy---We Came To Funk
***Eric Bolvin---Corvair Crusader
***Evie Sands---Signed, Sealed, Delivered
***Floyd Miles & Friends---The Same Thing
***Fontella Bass---Rescue Me
***Francis Rocco Prestia---Don't Play Around
***Frank Biner---Frankie B. Is Back In Town
***Freeport---Get Back
***Funk Filharmonik---We Get The Notion
***Funk Filharmonik---Everybody Get Down
***Funkiphino---Hold On
***Gerald Albright---Hey Young World
***Glenn Walters---Pain In My Heart
***Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band---There's The Rub
***Gota Yashiki---What's Up Charlie
***Grant Green---Green's Greenery
***Grant Smith And The Power---Her Own Life
***Heavy Metal Horns---Downtown Score
***Herman Matthews---Function At The Junction
***Hip Service---Nuff Said
***Horney Funk Brothers---Come Together
***Ides of March---Vehicle (1970)
***Jack Hammer---Swim
***Jack Mack & Heart Attack---Cardiac Party
***Jaco Pastorius---Soul intro/The Chicken
***James Brown---Cold Sweat
***James Carr---You Don't Want Me
***James Taylor---Whenever Your Ready
***Jay Soto---Slammin'
***Jazz Police---Tower Tribute
***Jazzkantine---Take Five
***Jeff Tamelier---East of the Caldecott
***Jim Byrnes---Every Waking Moment
***Jimmy Hughes---I'm A Man Of Action
***Joe Cocker---Cry Me A River
***Joe McBride---Sara Smile
***King Beez---Against The Grain
***L.A. Boppers---Where Do The Bop Go?
***Larry Carlton---Friday Night Shuffle
***Les McCann---Funk It
***Lighthouse---One Fine Morning
***Liquid Soul---This And That
***Lon Bronson---McPark
***Luther Kent---I Wouldn't Treat A Dog
***Luther Kent & the Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks Showband & All-Star Revue---Turn On Your Lovelight
***Max Carl And Big Dance---Show Me The Money
***Mic Gillette---Open Up The Door
***Mingo Fishtrap---Baby Money
***Nils Gessinger---Honkin´ Eddie
***Norbert Stachel---The Coast Is Clear
***Pamela Rose---The One That Got Away
***Peter Friestedt---Time To Play
***ReUnion---Willing to Learn
***Sage---Nobody Does It Like You
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---I'll Pack It Up
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---Indian Summer Day
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---Dat Greazy Thang
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---Into The Night
***Scott Martin---Menudo And Gritz
***Soul Stew---I'll Be Around
***Spyders---I Can Take Care of Myself
***Strokeland Superband---Color Me Gone
***The artists of the New York Trumpet Company---Long Haul Flight
***The Mike Reilly Band---Whos Been Sleeping In My Bed
***The Sons of Champlin---Rooftop
***Tony Adamo---This Time It's Real

Thursday, November 5, 2009

TOP Ten Birthday perks given DG by Tower Of Power management By Al Carlos

10.Gets to choose the next alumni to come back.

9. Told, Age is a state of mind, and if you don't mind, it don't matter.

8. They get a big fat roadie to warm up his stool.

7. Horn section blows out his candles and straightens his hair at the same time.

6. He has to buy his own cake, but, they give a receipt twice it’s value so he can write it off.

5. No piñata this year, last year DG hit it 16,000 times in the first minute.

4. They make local crew workers sing you Happy Birthday in German.

3. Everyone must keep a straight face when he says paradiddle.

2. Press Release indicates the band is over 40 therefore DG joined the band when he was 10.

1. No Jug wine with lunch or Box wine with dinner.