Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TOP Ten signs a horn band fan overdid it during Xmas :By Al Carlos

10. The only way to get the freeloading relatives to leave was to blast the Santa Fe CD and lip-sync in Speedos.

9. The cat got so fat collar doesn’t fit, and neither does your shoes.

8. Numbers melted off your credit card.

7. You now have a six quart a day egg nog habit.

6. Bought a Trumpet, lips been fat and numb for a week and now you lisp.

5. The tune “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”, brings back some painful and embarrassing ER memories.

4. Eating a presto fire log that looked like a West coast burrito is common place in the Midwest.

3. Didn’t see any Elves until you ate the brownies.

2. By making minimum payments on your credit cards, this Xmas will be paid off the year the Raider nation gets off probation.

1. Spent 16 Thousand dollars on the family and you got house shoes.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Revised Playlist for Dec 24 2009

Revised playlist effective today...in Artist order, not in order of play....

***Al Kooper---Id Rather Be An Old Mans Sweetheart (Than A Young Mans Fool)
***Band of Oz---Wall to Wall
***Barbara Lynn---This Is The Thanks I Get
***Barry Danielian---Common Ground
***Beaufunk---Change Gonna Come Fa Bette
***Betty Wright---Shoorah! Shoorah!"
***Bill Champlin---Stone Cold Hollywood
***Bill Withers, G Washington---Just the Two of Us
***Bing & The Bingtones---Old Soul Music
***Bob James---Maputo
***Bobby Wayne---Soul's Got A Sound
***Bononia Sound Machine---Childred Of The Sun
***Boston Horns---Dyno-mite
***Brandon Fields---The Traveler
***Brian Culbertson---You Got To Funkifize feat Chance Howard
***Brothers Of The Southland---Rock And Roll Survivor
***Bull City Syndicate---You Make Me Feel
***Chuck Brown---Let The Good Times Roll
***Connie Rae---Walking In Circles
***Cracked Ice---New Shade Of Bue
***Crusaders---Street Life
***Daryl Hall---Cab Driver
***Dave Koz---The Dance
***David K. Mathews---Airegin
***David Mann---Urban Eyes
***David Sanborn---Basin Street Blues
***Delbert McClinton---New York City
***Dizzy Gillespie---A Night in Tunisia
***Dko the Darren Kramer Organization---Somethin's Got to Give
***Doctor Funk---It May Be Very Good
***Doug & the Slugs---It's Got To Be Monday
***Down to the Bone---Spiderlegs
***Dr. Payne & The Disease---Juice Box
***East Bay Soul---Bop Drop
***East Bay Soul---iHope
***Electric Flag---Soul Searchin'
***Eric Bolvin---Panama Red
***Eric Miyashiro---Ken's Bar
***Frank Biner---8 Miles From Oakland
***Freeport---Get Back
***Funk Filharmonik---You Never Left Here
***Glenn Miller Orchestra---Tuxedo Junction
***Grant Smith And The Power---Keep On Running
***Himlaväsen---Release Yourself
***Hip Service---Nuff Said
***Howard Tate---Night Owl
***Jacob Merlin---Madness (Featuring Mic Gillette)
***Jay Soto---Slammin'
***Jazzkantine---Take Five
***Jim Byrnes---Every Waking Moment
***John Findlay---Intoxicated
***John Németh---Blue Broadway
***Kal David---Someone Else Is Steppin' In
***Kim Waters---After Midnight
***Lee Ritenour---Is It You?
***Little Willie John---Fever
***Lloyd Jones---Bust Up A Love
***LTD feat. Jeffrey Osborne---Back in Love Again
***Luther Kent and Trick Bag---Hoochie Coochie Man
***Luther Kent---I Pity The Fool
***Lydia Pense & Cold Blood---COLD BLOOD- LIVE -No Way Home
***Marc Broussard---Love And Happiness
***Mingo Fishtrap---Out Of Control
***Molasses---Straight From The Players
***New York Horns---Bring That Friend Of Yours
***Nils Gessinger---Honkin´ Eddie
***Otis Grand---Finish Line - w/Curtis Salgado
***Otis Redding---Try A Little Tenderness
***Patrick Allen---You Lit A Fire In Me
***Pete Escovedo---Esta Noche
***Peter Friestedt---There ain't nothin' (wings of joyful thinkin')
***Poncho Sanchez---One Mint Julep
***Prime Time Funk---Ready And Willing
***Red Prysock---Rooster Walk
***Rented Mule---Mamadou Ba
***Robert Peckman---Stirrin' Up Bees
***Roger Smith---Fiesta
***Sage---Nobody Does It Like You
***Sanford & Townsend---Smoke From A Distant Fire
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---When The Curtain Goes Up
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---Wishing Well
***Santana---Watch Your Step
***Scott Martin Latin Soul Band---Jello On Springs
***Severn Soul Revue---They Say
***Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings---Let Them Knock
***Shilts---Stax Of Sax
***Smokin' With Superman---2 Sweet Fine Hams
***Soulbop---Open The Door To Your Heart
***Spyro Gyra---Catching The Sun
***Steve Bassett---On A Saturday Night
***Tad Robinson---Long Way Home
***Tad Robinson---Too Late To Turn Back Now
***Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan---Tightrope
***The artists of the New York Trumpet Company---Intercontinental Drift
***The Budos Band---Mas o Menos
***The Groove Hogs---Positive Trip
***The Soul Children---Who Is She (And What Is She To You) - The Soul Children
***The Super Groovers---Seaside Adventures In Hollypool
***The Tubes---Tip Of My Tongue
***Tom Saviano---Making Up Lost Time
***Tom Scott & the L.A. Express---Smokin' Section
***Tommy Castro---Big Sisters Radio
***Tommy Castro---Hard Believer
***Tony Adamo---Groove Therapy
***Tower Of Power---Below Us, All The City Lights
***Tower of Power---Me and Mrs. Jones
***Walter "Wolfman" Washington---Close The Door
***Warren Hill---Easy
***Willie Hutch---Love Runs Out
***Willie Mitchell---30-60-90
***Yoichi Murata---Let Me Groove
***Zen Blues Quartet---Let A Women Be A Women
***Zen Blues Quartet---What A Life

Happy Holidays...

HornDrivenRadio.com wishes each and everyone of you a Happy Holiday Season.  And here's looking to a great year in 2010.

Monday, December 21, 2009

TOP Ten signs the band tour bus driver is part time mall Santa :By Al Carlos

10. He asks everyone to sit on his lap and make a wish while driving.

9. He sings “Dawn we now our gay apparel” when a band member wears a new shirt.

8. He say’s ho, ho, ho even if Roadies doesn’t have a date on board.

7. Picks up fairs and jacks them for “Presents”.

6. Tosses up the Big “0” with every picture.

5. Wears green pointy elf shoes all year round.

4. He puts the bus on cruise control goes into the back and watches a DVD.

3. His Reindeers are 2 pit bulls with branches taped to their heads.

2. Same pay better hours.

1. Tried to smoke a 3 foot Christmas tree during a set break.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bill Churchville video from his new gig on the George Lopez show

Here is a mini-bio video of former Tower of Power member Bill Chuchville at his new gig on the George Lopez show...

TOP Ten reasons Santa Claus wants to avoid Oakland By Al Carlos

10.He gets slay jacked and they spray paint his rig Radiers silver and black.

9. The naughty outnumber the nice 700,000 to 1.

8. The Hell’s Angels motorcycle club thinks he is one of theirs, and get him wasted in the club house on Foothill Blvd.

7. They use chimneys for roasting nuts.

6. Every time he parks on a roof he accidentally runs over someone hiding from OPD.

5. Anyone who wears that much red is considered gang affiliated.

4. The pit bulls find the reindeer attractive and attempt to date them.

3. What he does is technically considered a Fly By and subject to helicopter persuit.

2. Mrs.Clause suspects sugar Mamas.

1. His catch phrase; Ho, Ho, Ho is always taken out of context.

Monday, December 7, 2009

TOP Ten questions on Tower of Power Guitar player job application :By Al Carlos

10.Has any of your cousins ever ruined pro baseball?
9. Do you make a weasel or Bucky beaver face during solos?
8 (For New York City applicants) Do you own your own guitar?
7. Why are the Oakland Raiders the best football team ever?
6. Will you promise never to post a comment on the bands official message board?
5. Ever had any contact whatsoever with a banjo?
4. Do you prefer, move-a-leg, or, boog-a-late?
3. Have you ever had the occasion to El Kabong a Roadie?
2. Boxers, Briefs or Bum Bottoms?
1. What is the name of Mexican Restaurant directly across the street from the Oakland City Jail?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Featured Artist

With the release of their third CD titled "When The Curtain Goes Up" we are spotlighting "Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns" as our featured artist.  The new CD was just released this week and is available at: www.bgladd.com/SantaFe/.  We currently have nine songs in our rotation, three from the new CD, and six others from Santa Fe's earlier releases.  Check out our updated playlist of Dec. 04th for more information.

For more info on Santa Fe go to : www.santafeandthefatcityhorns.com or www.santafeandthefatcityhorns.blogspot.com.

Below is a video of The Fat City Horns in studio:

New Songs From Jack Mack and Jacob Merlin

We have two new songs in the rotation from recently released CD’s.

The first song, right in time for Christmas, is titled “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. This is a bonus song from a new CD release by "Jack Mack & The Heart Attack" titled “The Best Of Jack Mack & The Heart Attack” which was released this November. The CD includes songs such as “Hooray For The City”, “Cardiac Party”, and “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, as well as other Jack Mack favorites. For more information on "Jack Mack & The Heart Attack" go to: www.jackmack.com

The second song “Donut” is from Jacob Merlin’s CD “Alchemy Of Soul” released in October of this year.

CD Description (from Amazon.com): From start to finish Jacob Merlin takes you on a journey through a world of soul and funk that begins with a Dixieland parade, energizes your feet with a fiery funk-fueled rampage, then takes you to church with inspirational gospel. Once you're done, you'll want to start the journey all over again! Features Mic Gillette of Tower of Power carrying that old school horn driven soul band sound.

For more information on Jacob Merlin go to: www.myspace.com/jacobmerlin

The video below is the Jacob Merlin band performing "What Is Hip" with guest artist Mic Gillette.

Playlist Updated today Dec. 04 2009

Our playlist was updated this morning, and includes some Christmas music.  As always the playlist is in artist order and not in order of play.  See playlist below:

***Airmen of Note---Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
***Al Green---Take Me To The River
***Al Kooper---Id Rather Be An Old Mans Sweetheart (Than A Young Mans Fool)
***Average White Band---Every Beat Of My Heart
***B.B. King---Merry Christmas, Baby
***Back To Basic---No Mumbo Jumbo
***Barela---Tower Pops
***Barry Danielian---Common Ground
***Big Band Der Bundeswehr---Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
***BIG HORNS BEE---Vamp Intro (Reprise)
***Bill Bergman & The Metro Jets---Milano
***Bill Withers, G Washington---Just the Two of Us
***Bing & The Bingtones---Old Soul Music
***BlowZone---Sucker Punch
***Bononia Sound Machine---Wasted Time
***Brandon Fields---The Traveler
***Brecker Bros.---Some Skunk Funk
***Brian Culbertson---Hollywood Swinging feat. Musiq Soulchild & Gerald Albright
***Bruce Conte---Saturday Night Women
***Bull City Syndicate---You Make Me Feel
***Candy Dulfer---Valdez In The Country
***Carmen Grillo---Dr. In The House
***Chad Rager Groove---Whipping Post
***Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band---Express Yourself
***Chase---Get It On
***Chester Thompson---Power House
***Chicago---Santa Claus is Coming to Town
***Chops the Band---Groove Me
***Chris Cain---Wake up and Smell the Coffee
***Cold Blood---You Got Me Hummin
***Colin James---Cool Yule
***Colin James---Merry Christmas Baby
***Colin James & The Little Big Band---Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
***Cracked Ice---New Shade Of Bue
***Dave Dunlop---The Hang
***Dave Weckl Band---Tower Of Inspiration
***David Clayton - Thomas---Mornin' Blues
***Denver & the Mile High Orchestra---Joy to the World
***Dko the Darren Kramer Organization---Quench!
***Doctor Funk---It May Be Very Good
***Doctor Funk---Livin In Bump City
***Donny Hathaway---Merry Soulful Christmas
***Doug & the Slugs---It's Got To Be Monday
***Down To The Bone---Urban Jazz
***East Bay Soul---Jump, Shout & Holler
***East Bay Soul---Survival Of The Hippest
***Electric Flag---Killing Floor
***Eric Bolvin---Suburban Bourbon
***Eric Miyashiro---Ken's Bar
***Etta James---Winter Wonderland
***Evie Sands---Signed, Sealed, Delivered
***Fontella Bass---Rescue Me
***Francis Rocco Prestia---Solid Like the Rock
***Frank Biner---8 Miles From Oakland
***Fred Ross---Jingle Baby
***Funk Filharmonik---Everybody Get Down
***Funk Filharmonik---We Get The Notion
***Gangbuster---Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
***Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band---There's The Rub
***Greg Adams---East Bay Soul
***Grover Washington, Jr.---Winelight
***Heavy Metal Horns---Horns In The House
***Herman Matthews---Function At The Junction
***Jack Mack & Heart Attack---All I Want For Christmas
***Jack Mack & Heart Attack---Hooray For City
***Jacob Merlin---Donut
***James Brown---Cold Sweat
***Jazz Police---Tower Tribute
***Jeff Tamelier---E & J 4 Way
***Jericho Horns Christmas---We Three Kings
***Jim Manley---Good King Wenceslaus
***John Lee Sanders---Foreclose On The House Of Love
***Jules Broussard---Love Won't Let Me Wait
***Kal David---That's Not Me
***Lighthouse---One Fine Morning (Canadian Mix)
***Lloyd Jones---I've Got To Get You Back
***Lon Bronson All Star Band---This Story Must Be Told
***Luther Kent---I Wouldn't Treat A Dog
***Manu Dibango---Soul Makossa
***Marc Broussard---You Met Your Match
***Marcus Miller---Frankenstein
***Mark Dolin---Belly Up
***Max Carl & Big Dance---Show Me The Money
***Mic Gillette---Abaco
***Mick Sterling & The Stud Brothers---Jackie Wilson Said
***Mike Finnegan---It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
***Mike Reilly---Whos Been Sleeping In My Bed
***Mingo Fishtrap---Catch The Bus
***Natalie Cole---This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
***Nils Gessinger---Jam It Up
***Nils Landgren---Simple Life
***Pee Wee Ellis---Cold Sweat / Licking Stick Licking Stick
***Pete Escovedo---Flying South
***Peter Friestedt---Time To Play
***Poncho Sanchez---Squib Cakes
***Prime Time Funk---Tounge Tied
***Ray Charles---I Need A Good Woman Bad
***ReUnion---Willing to Learn
***Richard Eilliot---God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
***Richard Elliot---Sweet Surrender
***Roger Smith---Horn-Afication
***Sage---King of the Avenues
***Sage---Take Me Back to the City
***Sanford & Townsend---Smoke From A Distant Fire
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---After The Love Has Gone
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---Ain't That Peculiar
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---Come Together
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---E.W.F. Medley
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---I'll Pack It Up
***Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns---Livin' For The City
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---System Of Survival
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---When The Curtain Goes Up
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns---Wishing Well
***Scott Martin---Unchain My Heart
***Scott Martin Latin Soul Band---Voodoo Juice
***Seawind---Follow Your Road
***Shilts---Outside The Box
***Smokin' With Superman---2 Sweet Fine Hams
***Soul Stew---Funky Nassau
***Soul Stew---I'll Be Around
***Strokeland Superband With Glenn Walters---Animal Walk
***Tad Robinson---Your Love Is Amazing
***The Blues Brothers---Sweet Home Chicago
***The Commitments---Mr. Pitiful
***The Edgar Winter Group---I've Got News For You
***The Groove Hogs---Shoulda Read The Rules
***The Ides of March---Vehicle (1970)
***The Lincolns---Don't Fight It
***The Maxwell Project---Radiation Funk/Meltdown
***The Sons of Champlin---Rooftop
***Tom Kubis---The Twelve Days Of Christmas
***Tom Saviano---She Dreams
***Tony Adamo---This Time It's Real
***Tower Of Power---Below Us, All The City Lights
***Tower Of Power---You're So Wonderful, So Marvelous
***Van Morrison---Domino
***Yoichi Murata---Two Woodpeckers
***Zen Blues Quartet---Powerful Stuff

Thursday, December 3, 2009

TOP Ten reasons Tower of Power should be on Lopez late night TV show: By Al Carlos

10. Would boost ratings among normal people with real jobs.

9. No one else has the wisdom/cajones to book them, he would have an exclusive.

8. If he wants to break the late night color barrier, no one is more colorful than TOP.

7. Lopez mentions TOP in one of his routines, SVHTG makes him cry, (mas p)…

6. Equally as attractive as, yet, much more fashionable than Los Lobos.

5. Time for G Lo to pay it forward, give some OG’s a soul shake break.

4. Blow his band, with the exception of TOP Alum Bill Churchville, off the stage.

3. Sometime Hipness is what it is, not what the suits say it is.

2. Crime rate in Oakland will drop like a rock for one night.

1. Eric Estrada would get really, really, really mad.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

East Bay Soul's CD release party December 5th.

East Bay Soul’s CD release party will be December 5th,  for their debut self titled CD, “East Bay Soul”. The party will be held at Spaghettini Jazz Club in Seal Beach CA. and it starts at 8PM. You can call ahead for reservations at: 562-596-2199.

Also, the CD has been nominated for International Group/Duo of the Year for 2009 by the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. The Awards take place Friday April 23rd 2010 at the Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

For more about East Bay Soul go to: www.eastbaysoul.com

You can find cuts from East Bay Soul's CD here at horndrivenradio.com.  Check out our current playlist for info.