Thursday, January 28, 2010

TOP Ten reasons TOP merchandise isn’t moving By Al Carlos

10. None of the guys want their faces scanned for XXXL shirts.

9. Market research shows that true TOP fans never use their own credit card.

8. Pay pal red flags everyone from Oakland..

7. Every Raiderette and their Mamas declined offers to be the TOP bum bottom model.

6. Right before new media is ready to be shipped, someone quits.

5. For some strange reason all fans want is new music.

4. After a good look at TOP fans, they want to come out with a line of ski masks.

3. Management thinks this computer thing is a passing phase, like pop lock dancing.

2. They can’t perfect a t shirt that looks good tucked into Docker pants.

1. Rejected Victor Contes, “Done found the note lip gloss”.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns at the Tropicana

Looks like our friends "Santa Fe" have really found a new home at the Tropicana, here in Las Vegas.  Not only do they have a new home, but it looks like the management of the Hotel are really supporting the band (unlike their last location).  This week the Tropicana is offering a one night stay (Monday night), along with two breakfast buffets, and VIP seating for the show all for $39.99.  Ok no excuses to come see this band.  For more information check out the Santa Fe blog at

Friday, January 15, 2010

TOP Ten things Comped High Rollers say at Lake Tahoe casino gigs :By Al Carlos

10. Why they intent on digging up James Brown?

9. They call him Doc because he looks like your parasitologist.

8. So Very Hard to grow? Is he talking about your hair or what.

7. I came to play too, but I lost my shorts.

6. You think the Young Man is wasting his time? He should try the quarter slots.

5. Why didn't they tell us it was Raider nation tattoo night?

4. This is just great; they seat us in front of the horn section now I have to use the chin strap so my toupee don't get blown off again.

3. Waiter, there has been a mistake, I’m not a high roller I’m a holy roller, and don’t do two drink minimums.

2. The bass player must have gotten the liver of an African American guy.

1. I wish I found a stroke instead of having one.

Musical weekend.

Heading to Lake Tahoe this weekend to catch Tower of Power in Lake Tahoe.  Last night was The Lon Bronson All-Star band at Green Valley Ranch.  Bronson had a  couple of guest artists, that smoked. Next month will be awesome, guest artists from a well known band. Will publish on our blog at a later date.  This Monday night at the Tropicana here in Vegas, we are going to catch Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns

Support Local Music.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

East Bay Soul and the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards

East Bay Soul Has Been Nominated for International Group/ Duo of the Year for 2009!

The 6th annual Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards takes place FRIDAY APRIL 23RD, 2010 in Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Vote for East Bay Soul!

Secure on-line voting began at on Monday January 11 and ends Friday February 19th, 2010.

Check out East Bay Soul at or

Monday, January 11, 2010

Updated playlist 01-11-2010

Listed below is our current playlist updated today 01-11-2010.  In Artist order not in order of play:

***Ain't No Thang--Late Nite Party Boys
***Average White Band--Work To Do
***Back To Basic--Key To Your Heart
***Barry Danielian--My Brothers Keeper
***Bernie Worrell--Rock The House
***Big Band Der Bundeswehr--Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
***BIG HORNS BEE--Vamp Intro (Reprise)
***Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows--300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy
***BlowZone--Sucker Punch
***Bobby Purify--Somebody's Gotta Do it
***Bona Fide--The Horse You Came In On
***Bononia Sound Machine--Very Little Good Time
***Bradley Leighton--She's Gone
***Brandon Fields--Smooth As Glass
***Brecker Brothers--Funky Sea, Funky Dew
***Bruce Conte--Saturday Night Women
***Candy Dulfer--Funky Stuff
***Carmen Grillo--Dr. In The House
***Chad Rager Groove--Whipping Post
***Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band--Express Yourself
***Chester Thompson--Power House
***Chris Cain--Wake up and Smell the Coffee
***Chuck Mangione--Feels So Good
***Cold Blood--Down To The Bone
***Daddy Cool & the Groove Bug--Everybody
***Darrell Nulisch--My Baby's Gone
***Dave Brubeck--Take Five
***Dave Dunlop--Mansata
***Dave Koz--Faces of the Heart
***Dave Weckl Band--Tower Of Inspiration
***Delbert McClinton--Maybe Someday Baby
***Delbert McClinton--Take Me To The River
***Delta Wires--Big Leg Woman
***Downchild Blues Band--I Got Everything I Need
***Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors--Shame, Shame, Shame
***Dr. John--Right Place at the Wrong Time
***Dyke & The Blazers--Let A Woman Be A Woman - Let A Man...
***East 4th Horns--I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
***East Bay Soul--Jump, Shout & Holler
***East Bay Soul--Survival Of The Hippest
***Entropy--We Came To Funk
***Evie Sands--Signed, Sealed, Delivered
***Five Alarm Funk--Don Mega
***Francis Rocco Prestia--Don't Play Around
***Funk Filharmonik--We Get The Notion
***Funkiphino--Rise Above
***Gangbuster--Up On The Roof
***Greg Adams--Hidden Agenda
***Grover Washington, Jr.--Winelight
***Heavy Metal Horns--Horns In The House
***Herb Albert--Rise
***Hip Service--Hip2DaFunk
***Huey Lewis & The News--I Want A New Drug
***Jack Mack & Heart Attack--Kansas City Limit
***Jacob Merlin--Donut
***James Brown--Mothern Popcorn
***Jeff Golub--If I Ever Lose This Heaven
***Jules Broussard--Cajun Moon
***Kal David--That's Not Me
***Kim Wilson--When The Lights Go Out
***King Beez--Against The Grain
***Larry Carlton--Minute By Minute
***Lenny Pickett--Dance Suite Section 1
***Lighthouse--One Fine Morning
***Line Drive--You've Gotta Believe In Something
***Little Milton--Some Kind of Wonderful
***Lon Bronson--Gimme Shelter
***Louise Hoffsten--Shut Up And Kiss Me
***Luther Kent & the Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks Showband & All-Star Revue--Pocky Way
***Maceo & The Macks--Soul Power '74
***Manu Dibango--Soul Makossa
***Marcus Miller--Frankenstein
***Mark Dolin--Can't Stop Thinkin' About Ya
***Mi22--Hit me with your rhythm
***Mic Gillette--Funky Good Time
***Mick Sterling and the Stud Brothers--Dr. Feelgood
***Mighty Sam McClain--Been There, Done That
***Muscle Shoals Horns--Don't Bust Yo Bubbles
***Natalie Cole--This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
***Nils Gessinger--Jam It Up
***Nils Landgren--Give it up
***Original Bull Shit Band--Walk The Dinosaur
***Otis Redding--Try A Little Tenderness
***Out Of Control--Cardiac Party
***Players Association--Ride The Groove
***ReUnion--Willing to Learn
***Richard Elliot--City Speak
***Rick Braun--Down and Dirty
***Robert Peckman--Put It In the Pocket
***Ryan Foret And Foret Tradition--Sweet Soul Music
***Sage--Party Goin' On
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns--Higher Ground
***Scott Martin--Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
***Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings--Humble Me
***Soul Stew--Love & Happiness
***Stan Getz & João Gilberto--Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
***Steely Dan--FM
***Strokeland Superband With Glenn Walters--Diamond Billy's Uptown Bar-B-Que
***Strokeland Superband--Just In Case You Wondered
***Sweat & Tears Blood--Lucretia MacEvil
***Tad Robinson--Your Love Is Amazing
***The Chops Band--Scrapple And Grits
***the dirty dozen brass band--is there anybody here that loves my jesus
***The Doobie Brothers--Long Train Running
***The Groove Hogs--Blues Is My Business
***The Ides of March--Vehicle (1970)
***The Lincolns--Don't Fight It
***The Mike Reilly Band--Back To The Basics
***The Rascals--Jungle Walk
***Tony Adamo--This Time It's Real
***Tower Of Power--Could've Done It Better
***Tower Of Power--Pocketful Of Soul

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lon Bronson All-Star Band at Green Valley Ranch

This just in from Lon Bronson.  The Lon Bronson All-Star Band is at Green Valley Ranch the second Thursday of every month.  The next show will be Thursday the 14th of January (again at the Green Valley Ranch).  Come on out an support live music in Vegas.  For more information on Lon Bronson check out

Below is a clip from a recent All-Star Band perfromance with the one and only Ellis Hall.

Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns at the Tropicana

Santa Fe ended their run at the Palms this past December.  However, they have been booked for the Tropicana for two dates this month.  To quote Santa Fe, "Santa Fe is back! Come see us in the showroom at the Tropicana Hotel, 10:30pm on January 18th and 25th for a free show, tell everyone you know, let's pack it".  Lets all get out and support Santa Fe, we need to keep live music in Vegas.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

TOP Ten Tower of Power roadies New Years resolutions By Al Carlos

10. Never date anyone uglier than the best looking band member.

9. Always keep Larry backup afro wig dry cleaned.

8. Stop using saxophones to store sub sandwiches.

7. Sound techs to use safety glasses in case Doc’s suspenders fail during his dance.

6. Never admit to packing Rocco’s suitcase.

5. No more trombone jokes while they are serving hot soup.

4. Malt liquor lite.

3. Realize that the crazy glue on DG’s foot petal gag is no longer that funny.

2. Stop yelling OAKLAND RAIDERS, WHAT!!! into the mike during sound checks.

1. Keep the band road worthy for another 40 years.